Free, Live Seminar
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LIVE SEMINAR: STRATEGIC BENEFIT AUCTIONS
How to keep the money flowing for high dollars, happy donors and huge impact


Dates:  Thursday, September 24 , 2015       
Time:  12:30 Registration
            1pm-4pm    Seminar
            4pm-5pm    Networking, refreshments, book signing

Location:      Boston Marriott Newton Hotel
                  2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA 02466
                  Click here for hotel details

Cost:
  $0 - Free. 
Presented by: Kathy Kingston, CAI, BAS
Register: Reserve your spot now, click here. All participants MUST register separately, even if you are from the same organization.

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STRATEGIC BENEFIT AUCTIONS
How to keep the money flowing for high dollars, happy donors and huge impact

Do you leave money in the room - and not even know it?
Bidders bored?    Sponsors spent? 
Donors hate events?   Committees burnt-out?

Charitable giving is up, but many fundraising auction events never reach their full
philanthropic potential.  Until now…

In this NEW live seminar, Kathy reveals her most powerful and cutting-edge strategies
from her blockbuster book A Higher Bid.

Learn how to raise more funds, engage new donors and ignite philanthropy using your
strategic benefit auction as THE catalyst for long-term donor development.

BiddersSmash fundraising auction revenue records every time

  • Use 3 little-known hot strategies to attract power bidders and new donors
  • Customize the “Five Pillars of Benefit Auctions” for your event
  • Discover 2 secret methods to keep your treasurer happy
  • Apply The “Philanthropy Model” of Benefit Auctions
  • Get instant Live and Silent Auction Makeovers
  • Leap over the deadly Giving Gap at auctions
  • Double (or even quintuple) your event profit in just 10 minutes

Raise more money by transforming how you think:

  • Use this #1 insider tip to send your bidding through the roof
  • Discover why free is so expensive
  • Avoid these 4 event planning mistakes that sabotage fundraising
  • How everyone’s brain is wired for fundraising
  • Turn your boring cocktail hour into a robust donor cultivation occasion
  • Empower volunteers with “MIT Strategic Impact Exercise”

Create sold out signature events where donors bring friends every year:

  • Turn your auction into a potent fundraising learning lab for your board
  • Kathy’s Crystal Ball: Leverage hot emerging trends and new technologies
  • Soak up Kathy’s dazzling dozen marketing tips to communicate donor impact
  • Shift your volunteers’ mindset from darling table napkins to dynamic table hosts
  • Unleash 4 fresh ways to turn bidders into major donors after your event
  • Q&A - Kathy Kingston unleashed

Fun-raising parties are out. Philanthropic giving is in!

Kathy Kingston invites you to create a new philanthropic paradigm: “fundraiser events and auctions are more valuable than money.” 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.

After the seminar, join Kathy for refreshments, networking and book signing celebration of A Higher Bid.

 

Kathy

About Kathy Kingston, CAI, BAS

Kathy Kingston is the founder and principal of Kingston Auction Company which has raised millions of dollars for organizations nationwide. She is the creator of the Philanthropy Model of Fundraising Auctions. Ms. Kingston is the author of the book entitled A HIGHER BID How to Transform Special Event Fundraising with Strategic Benefit Auctions. Kathy’s book is published John Wiley and Sons, Inc. and co-published AFP Association of Fundraising Professionals in the AFP Fund Development Series.


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. She was a finalist in the International Auctioneer Championship in 2013. Ms. Kingston holds the Certified Auctioneer Institute (CAI) designation. She was a charter class member and has been an instructor of the Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) professional designation program.
As a consultant, fundraising auction strategist and speaker, Kathy founded The Fundraising Auction Academy, where she conducts benefit auction seminars, custom workshops and mentoring nationwide for nonprofits, executives, boards, and 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.


For complimentary resources and more information visit her website www.KingstonAuction.com or her book website: www.AHigherBid.com.  You can reach Kathy at kathy@kingstonauction.com

            

"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

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.