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STOP doing the same events.
START inspiring generous donors.

STEP UP to a powerful new paradigm.

Strategically designed benefits, auctions and galas are a lucrative catalyst to transform guests into loyal donors.

Advanced Interactive Seminar

You’ll take a deep dive into top strategies to execute fundraising events in a fresh way that translates into generous involved donors and turbocharged revenue.

Break Revenue Records
We are talking doubling and even quadrupling your net profit.
Kathy will share the exact details from real cases so you can raise more too.

Even more, you'll learn how to:

  • Attract new donors and keep donors after your event
  • Communicate the impact of your donors’ gifts
  • Fire up high profit revenue streams
  • Ignite a passion for your mission
  • Design an inspiring mission-driven on-stage program
  • Rivet guests and drive donations with perfervid stories
  • Initiate an post-gala donor development strategy

Awesome session. Love the emphasis on the relationship with donors. This is key to success, not the auction items. Kathy is the best of the best."
~ Anita Burrows, Starting Point Board Member, Conway New Hampshire


“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

MoneyWe will focus on what really matters: Donors, Impact & Gratitude.

Taught at an advanced level, all are welcome. (Note: Kathy will NOT be talking about games, raffles, buffets, tricky-trays, decor, dancing or chocolate fountains.)

So, if you are really ready to skyrocket your signature fundraising event into the next stratosphere, this is a must attend seminar.


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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 Excited Bidder Kathy Kingston


  • A personally signed copy of A Higher Bid
  • Bonus gifts: special reports, checklists
  • Fresh, proven content packed with profitable gems

Individual: $59 ($79 after October 8th)
Group: $39 for 2nd and 3rd persons from same organization ($59 after October 8th)

Registration: 1:00pm - 1:29pm
Seminar:     1:30pm - 4:30pm
Complimentary refreshments


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"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

"Kathy spurred my imagination to engage our board of directors."
~ Donna Viscone, Gala Coordinator at Christian Central Academy, Buffalo, NY

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, associations and schools need these proven strategies to maximize fundraising and to engage new donors now.

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!

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!

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  • 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 a new culture of philanthropy.

You will take away new strategies to:

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  • Attract, Retain and Inspire Donors
  • Maximize Revenue Growth
  • Ignite Passion and Generosity
  • Discover Powerful Proven Technology
  • Communicate the Impact of your Donors’ Gifts
  • Design a Post Benefit Event Donor Engagement Plan

Please forward this to your colleagues and friends: staff, committees, board and volunteers, sponsors.

"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.

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

Kathy KingstonFEE: $59 per person ($79 after October 8th)
$39 each for persons from same organization ($59 after October 8th)

Registration: 1:00pm - 1:29pm
Seminar:     1:30pm - 4:30pm
Complimentary refreshments


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"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

"Here are my takeaways from your seminar: the shift from an event to a program to engage donors and focus on inspiring generosity early and do more after the event is critical."
~ Amy Freise, Director of Development, Family Promise of Greater Nashua, New Hampshire

"Very valuable information and a different way to approach treating event participants."
~ Amanda Ross, Annual Fund Manager, Anna Jaques Hospital, Newburyport, Massachusetts

"Thank you Kathy. You are the Difference Maker!"
~ Satya Mitra, Treasure, National Speaker Association New England Chapter


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"Your auction fundraiser is a new catalyst for philanthropy."  
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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

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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.