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Kathy Kingston is the founder and principal of Kingston Auction Company which has raised of millions dollars for organizations nationwide. She is the creator of the Philanthropy Model of Fundraising Auctions.

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  • Kathy Kingston works magic in auction fundraising, and she's created magic in A Higher Bid because readers will emerge realizing that they are on an entirely new level of proficiency.

    Alan Weiss, PhD

    best selling author of Million Dollar Consulting and The Consulting Bible
  • Kathy's strategies led us to unprecedented success in our fundraising event. In two short years, we went from $700,000 to $4-Million in the Live Auction & Fund-A-Need Appeal alone! Now, through 'A Higher Bid,' Kathy is sharing her money-making wisdom with a new audience - you, the reader.

    Maureen L. Cottingham

    Executive Director,
    Sonoma Valley
    Vintners & Growers,
    Sonoma Wine Country Weekend and Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction

  • Kathy Kingston has helped hundreds of professional benefit auctioneers increase revenue for their nonprofit and school clients. Now she has written an excellent easy-to-read book, A Higher Bid, full of profitable easy-to-implement ideas designed to help you do the same!

    Hannes Combest, CAE

    Chief Executive Officer,
    National Auctioneers Association
    Certified Association Executive, ASAE, American Society of Association Executives
  • If you've ever participated in a badly-organized, underwhelming fundraising event -- and who hasn't? -- read this book. Kathy Kingston's practical wisdom, good humor, and generous spirit shine through on every page. You'll raise more money and, even better, you'll have more fun.

    Andy Robinson

    Andy Robinson, author, Train Your Board (and Everyone Else) to Raise Money

Kathy Kingston

About the Author

Kathy Kingston, CAI, BAS, is the founder and principal of Kingston Auction Company which has raised of millions of dollars for organizations nationwide. She is the creator of the Philanthropy Model of Fundraising Auctions.

Kathy, who has been a professional fundraising auctioneer for nearly three decades has been awarded two of the auction industry's major awards, the 2012 Chuck Cumberlin Memorial Sportsmanship Award and the 2006 Rose Award from the National Auctioneers Association. Ms. Kingston holds the Certified Auctioneer Institute (CAI) designation, only three percent of auctioneers worldwide have achieved this status. Kathy was a charter class member and has been an instructor of the Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) professional designation program.

As a consultant, speaker and fundraising auction strategist, she conducts benefit auction seminars, tele-seminars and custom workshops for nonprofit and educational organizations as well as for professional auctioneers. Kathy holds a Master's Degree in Education from Saint Louis University where in 1986 she was named "Woman of the Year." In 2013, she was inducted into the Million Dollar Consultant Hall of Fame.