Kathy Kingston works magic in auction fundraising,
and she's created magic in this book, because readers will emerge
realizing that they are on an entirely new level of proficiency.
This is required reading for anyone who wants to raise funds for a cause they believe in. A Higher Bid connects purpose with people for dramatic results. Kathy is the foremost authority in igniting generosity in others to maximize support for your cause. She shares her expertise in a practical, easy to apply manner that will get you results beyond your wildest dreams.
Kathy Kingston’s time proven skills, techniques and hints helped us raise 40% more money than the previous year.
Kathy’s strategic thinking in A Higher Bid will help your non-profit organization reach new heights as well!
A Higher Bid is an eye-opening, heart warming, fun book. Kathy explains sophisticated, advanced strategies with such straightforward simplicity and grace that it took me from knowing nothing about auctions to being able to strategically advise my son's Montessori School to raise more money.
Any fundraiser who doesn't read this book is in
the wrong business.
This year alone, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of
America (CCFA) raised $500K in new money from new donors by
implementing Kathy's Fund the Mission strategies at events across the
country. Now readers of A Higher Bid have the ability to use these same
strategies and tools Kathy taught us to drive revenue. Kathy helped
CCFA staff look at auctions with a strategic eye, the days of
ineffective, haphazard auctions are over! Sometimes less is more, we
are no longer standing in the back of the room with our fingers crossed.
I'm SOLD! Filled with energy, enthusiasm and
empowerment, A Higher Bid showcases ultimate strategies for fundraising
professionals and volunteers alike!
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.
Kathy Kingston is at the top of her game and her
book A Higher Bid will take you to the next level of fundraising
If your non-profit or philanthropic organization
is looking for ways to raise money, a lot of money, more that you've
envisioned, you need to read A Higher Bid by Kathy Kingston.
Exceptionally successful auctions are more than just asking people to
bid. To raise astronomical amounts of money, auctions need to be
strategically orchestrated events. A Higher Bid provides the roadmap
for your next fundraiser. Get it now.
Going once, going twice, you don't want to miss
the opportunity to read Kathy Kingston's inspiring auction story. I'm
always amazed at how Kathy creates a bidding frenzy in a crowd of
thousands at our Out & Equal Workplace Summit every year. Now you
can hear from Kathy how she does it.
Kathy's book is just like one of her exciting gala
auctions: Compelling ideas that you feel good about and want to invest
in. It is also easy to read with great take aways to start using for
your events right now.
High on my list of books to read is 'A Higher
Bid.' If you run an organization that does any kind of fundraising, you
MUST read this book. It will take your organization to a higher level.
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
Funny, compassionate, and shrewd, Kingston
demystifies the charity auction so many nonprofits slap together with
crazed desperation. She knows exactly how to make people give--and,
even better, make them want to give.
Kathy Kingston has your key to A Higher Bid in her
handy-dandy gem of a guide to success of your next (or first!) auction
fundraiser. You will say it is worth many times your investment. Kathy
is a master teacher and an inspiration and will turn out to be your
best friend in the business of fundraising.
Packed with insight and inspiration, A Higher Bid
provides you with the essential strategies, creativity and skills you
need to make your fundraising auctions truly transformative: for your
staff, volunteers, donors and most importantly the population you care
about. Let Kathy Kingston's success, meticulous research and passion
for making a difference inspire you to exceed your fundraising goals,
create lasting relationships with your donors and transform your
approach to fundraising.
Kathy Kingston has moved mountains for so many
non-profits with her impressive auction expertise, event savvy and
incredible talent as an auctioneer. She takes special event fundraising
to a more meaningful and impactful place, all with an emphasis on
mission. Enjoy these words of wisdom from one of the best in the field!
Kathy Kingston is one of the most respected
benefit auctioneers in the business. She truly has the Midas touch--and
the good news is that you can, too. Read this book and soak in 30 years
of wisdom and donor development via benefit auctions. There will be no
If your organization does special event
fundraising (or wants to), Kathy Kingston's book is a necessity. Don't
waste your time reinventing the wheel; this book shows you the exact
steps to create memorable - and profitable - events.
Kathy's work with us turbocharged our annual
auction and enabled us to more than double our live auction proceeds.
Her focus on carefully orchestrating the event to communicate the life
changing difference Nashoba Learning Group makes for individuals with
autism and the clear value of supporting NLG is what made this
difference. Kathy's book A Higher Bid clearly and engagingly lays out
her proven strategies for maximizing the impact of all facets of a
charity auction and will empower the reader to create a winning auction.
Are you massively excited about your next auction
and fundraising event? Read A Higher Bid and you will be. If you are
already excited, read this book to discover tons of amazing ideas to
use today and raise more funds than ever.
Benefit auctions present unique opportunities as
well as pitfalls, and Kathy's comprehensive book helps first-timers and
seasoned fundraisers navigate the planning to ensure a successful
fundraising event. My advice: read A Higher Bid and do exactly as she
Here is a new resource book for you - A Higher
Bid! You will benefit from Kathy's years of experience as an auctioneer
and fundraising consultant. She offers specifics to help you plan your
benefit auction from start to it financially-successful finish â€“ no
detail is left to your imagination. What an unbelievable tool this book
is! Kathy is holding your hand throughout. You may have thought you
knew about benefit auctions until you read this book.
Kathy Kingston is a fundraising genius! I have
implemented her strategies in A Higher Bid many times in my events that
yielded profitable results.
Kathy Kingston's A Higher Bid will bring
tremendous clarity to all who are charged with the responsibility of
raising the bar for their annual fund raising event or onetime gala.
Her ability to communicate the challenges with viable solutions will
speak to the novice and expert alike. A must read for professional
staff as well as volunteers.
I was inspired by reading "A Higher Bid." I had
always considered an Auction as a special event fundraiser but never
saw the possibilities in maximizing the event for what it could become.
Kathy Kingston opens up the notion of the event becoming a centerpiece
of donor engagement in the philanthropy cycle of the organization.
Also, the auctioneer is not a "hired hand" but the key to the success
of the event with its planning, execution and follow-up.
We've benefitted greatly from Kathy Kingston's
fundraising strategies. You can too. Read her book A Higher Bid and
take your benefit auction fundraiser to the next level. Kathy's has
been a wonderful addition to our Holiday Auction over the last four
years due to her professionalism and high standards. Kathy's focus on
connecting our audience with our organization's mission helped us to
almost double our auction revenue over the last 4 years - an auction
that had already been successful for 13 years at the time. Our Fund The
Need in particular went from less than $15,000 to over $60,000. This
led to a direct increase in our ability to impact the community we
Kathy Kingston has nailed it! A Higher Bid drills
down and makes it easy to understand exactly what it takes to make a
fundraiser work and what doesn't. A must read for professional
fundraisers, auctioneers and anyone managing a philanthropic group,
organizing a school fundraiser or overseeing a high profile gala.
What a gem of a book. Kathy Kingston so clearly
demonstrates what it means to be strategic as well as practical when it
comes to bringing donors closer to the mission and having a successful
event. This great resource not only teaches nonprofit administrators,
development professionals, board members, volunteers and donors alike
how to tell stories that inspire others to give; it provides hands-on
advice on production of all aspects of powerful, effective fundraising
events and auctions. As she has done throughout her career, Kathy
Kingston helps us think more clearly about ways to have the greatest
impact we can on making a difference in our community.
The art and science of "encouraged" charitable
giving comes alive in Kathy Kingston's inimitable style in A Higher Bid.
Kathy Kingston is amazing and so is her book A
Higher Bid. You'll benefit from her innovative and profitable
strategies just like we did. From the first time she worked with our
Alaska Native Art Auction, we took our event to a new level. Kathy
wasn't just an auctioneer you talk to a couple of times and then shows
up at the event. As a strategist, Kathy was there for us every step of
the way, guiding us through the planning process and developing our
goals. She taught us techniques to get the audience warmed up, engaged
and competing over our auction itemsâ€¦in a fun way of course! We
quadrupled our revenue the first year and kept using her strategies to
grow it from there.
Fundraising veteran Kathy Kingston has documented
her many years of successful fundraising and benefit auction knowledge.
For non-profits and schools looking to generate more revenue at their
fundraising events, A Higher Bid is a must have book!
Just as Kathy the auctioneer can ignite the
passion of an audience, so will she ignite your passion for raising
funds and changing the world. If you want to be an effective
fundraiser, then read A Higher Bid again and again.
With competition so tight for the fundraising
dollar A Higher Bid teaches the event coordinator at any skill level
how to rise above the rest, capture more revenue today and into the