Kathy Kingston Book Tours

Raise more money. Engage new donors. Break All Records!

    Happy Bidder Kathy Kingston
  • Do you leave money in the room - and not even know it?
  • Frustrated that sponsors are tightening their belts?
  • Concerned that your volunteers are burned out?
  • Want to attract more power bidders and major donors?
  • Have you spent months planning only to end up with disappointing results?
  • Already hold a great fundraiser, and you want to go to the next level?

Kathy KingstonIf you have seen that donations are flat or even down, you are about to discover why many fundraising auctions never reach their full philanthropic potential - UNTIL NOW.

Our guest speaker will be Kathy Kingston, CAI, BAS, Best-selling author who will reveal her powerful and innovative strategies from her blockbuster Bestseller book A Higher Bid.
Bobby D. is proud to bring you record-breaking Kathy Kingston who will be sharing her trade secrets to fresh profit-making strategies you can immediately use to raise more money.

“This is the best seminar I have ever been to!”
~ Dianne Timmerman, Events Coordinator, California Central Coast Alzheimer’s Association

“If you hold auctions, do not miss this seminar!”
~ Liz Warner, President, MARC Community Resources

MoneyGet ready to learn Kathy's new proven fundraising methods that break records and change lives.

I’ll share my secrets from my #1 best-selling book, A Higher Bid, to catapult your auction profits. Specializing in nonprofit charity and benefit auctions for over 30 years, I’ve raised millions and millions of dollars for nonprofits, charities and schools across the country.

If you are ready to take your auction to the next level, this fundraising auction seminar is a MUST.

Revolutionize your fundraising and ignite a culture of giving now.

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Exclusively for: Nonprofits, Schools, Foundations, Auction Committees, Executive Directors, Board Members, Fundraising Staff, Heads of Schools, Parent Teacher Organizations, Development Directors, Volunteer Directors, Event Managers, Major Gift Officers, Advancement Professionals, Healthcare Philanthropy Professionals, Gala Chairpersons, and Volunteers

YOU'LL RECEIVE Excited Bidder Kathy Kingston

  • Three hour interactive, content-rich and fun seminar
  • Thousands of dollars of innovative proven fundraising ideas
  • Personal interaction with Kathy Kingston and Bobby D Ehlert
  • Signed copy of A Higher Bid book
  • Networking Power Hour with complimentary refreshments

That's a $500 total value for only $49 (Early Bird until September 12th!)

Registration: 1:00pm - 1:29pm
Seminar: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Networking Power Hour: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Complimentary refreshments


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Pushmataha Center
360 Brewer Road, Sedona
Franciscan Renewal Center
5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale
Northern Trust Bank
3450 Sunrise Dr, Tucson

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Choose your location!

"Kathy's strategies led us to unprecedented success. In two short years, we went from $700,000 to $4-Million in the Live Auction & Fund-A-Need Appeal alone!"

~ Maureen Cottingham, Executive Director, Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance

Register for this content rich and highly interactive seminar where you’ll take away fresh profit-making tips you can use immediately to raise more money. Kathy created this seminar just for you because she knows that nonprofits and schools need these proven strategies to maximize fundraising and to engage new donors now.

Smash fundraising auction revenues EVERY time!

  • Use 3 innovative strategies to attract power bidders and new donors

  • BiddersDiscover 2 secret methods to keep your treasurer happy

  • Get an instant Live Auction income makeover

  • Find out if Silent Auctions are even worth it anymore

  • Double (or even quintuple) your event profit in just 10 minutes

  • Transform your auction into a potent fundraising learning lab for your board

Raise more money by transforming HOW your guests think!

  • Kathy Kingston

    Use this #1 insider tip to send your bidding through the roof

  • Discover why free is so expensive
  • Learn what hot 6 auction items categories sell best and why
  • Avoid these 4 event planning mistakes that sabotage fundraising
  • Shift your volunteers’ mindset from darling table napkins to dynamic table hosts

  • Discover how your auction is the centerpiece to propel donor retention

Create sold out signature events where DONORS bring friends every year!

  • Unleash 4 little-known ways to turn bidders into major donorsExcited

  • Leverage 7 emerging auction and philanthropy trends

  • Learn about new mobile bidding and fundraising technologies

  • Turn your boring cocktail hour into a robust donor cultivation occasion

  • Communicate donor impact with Kathy’s dazzling dozen marketing tips

  • On the hot seat - Q&A - Ask Kathy anything!

"Kathy Kingston is a teaching machine!"
~ Oscar Guerrero, Phoenix, AZ

"You are a genius, Kathy. We just had our auction and used some of the things we learned from your seminar. It was hugely successful! Everybody was totally amazed."
~ Sydney Voghel Ochs, Development Director, Mattatuck Museum

"Fun-raising parties are out. Philanthropic bidding is in!"

You’ll learn to leverage your strategic benefit auction as THE new catalyst for donor development.

Kathy Kingston invites you to create a new philanthropic paradigm. Her vast knowledge and high impact teaching style will catapult you and your charity auction fundraising into the next stratosphere. 

This seminar will sell out. You are highly encouraged to sign up now to reserve your spot.


Bobby D.Bobby D. Ehlert, BAS
Professonial Fundraising Auctioneer
"I am so excited that I'm bringing Amazon best-selling author and fundraising auction strategist, Kathy Kingston, to come into our region to help us take our fundraising auctions and events to the next level!"
~ Bobby D Ehlert, BAS


Kathy Kingston, CAI, BAS
Author of A Higher Bid
Consultant, Speaker, Professional Fundraising Auctioneer

Kathy KingstonFEE:  That's a $500 total value for only $49 (Early Bird until September 12th!)

Registration: 1:00pm - 1:29pm
Seminar: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Networking Power Hour: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Complimentary refreshments


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Pushmataha Center
360 Brewer Road, Sedona
Franciscan Renewal Center
5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale
Northern Trust Bank
3450 Sunrise Dr, Tucson

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Choose your location!

"Kathy’s seminar was incredible. I learned so much and have been putting much of it to practice with my upcoming auctions."
~ Erika Byrne, March of Dimes

"Kathy Kingston was dynamic, informative and entertaining. I walked away with many new ideas and strategies."
~ Kimberly Margolis, Director of Corporate Sponsorship, Jewish Federation

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Mitch-Stuart, Inc NAA

"Your auction fundraiser is a new catalyst for philanthropy."  
Kathy Kingston, CAI, BAS

  • 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

Bobby D. Ehlert

About Bobby D.

Bobby D. Ehlert, BAS, is a World Champion Auctioneer, Benefit Auction Specialist and Fundraising Consultant who loves to help organizations raise more money, change more lives and have more fun. Being a professional auctioneer and fundraiser for over 15 years, he is able to bring exciting auction action to fundraising events as well as create new opportunities to give. He loves to teach groups about fundraising, marketing and donor cultivation and engagement.

Kathy Kingston

About Kathy

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.