Author Archives: Kathy Kingston

Techniques to Elevate Fundraising Auction Bidder Participation

Discover more strategies to entice benefit auction bidders to pay attention and to spend more money at your auction fundraiser event or school auction. Kathy Kingston, professional benefit auctioneer and consultant gives proven methods to raise more money and engage … Continue reading

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Fast track tips to increase speed and money at your benefit auction

It’s finally spring, which fondly reminds me of track season! You see, I started my career as a college coach in track, basketball, and volleyball at my alma mater and Saint Louis University. In 1983, I was invited to volunteer … Continue reading

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Perfect Your Pitch: How to Make A Fundraising Ask

What’s one of the most commonly overlooked fundraising mistakes? Failing to ask, personally. Failing to ask for people’s help, their time, their generosity. There’s so much to ask for in a fundraising auction event — attendance, items, sponsorships, volunteers, donations, … Continue reading

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Our new grant winners from The Kingston Fund

We are excited to announce this year’s grant winners from The Kingston Fund! Meet the Kingston Fund Board of Advisors – Kathy’s nephew and nieces Arley, Lexi, Brie, Lindsey, Kathy, Molly, Megan, Erin and Alysha To give back and to … Continue reading

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Engage Donors in 7 Ways at Live Auctions

Anyone can throw party. Only YOU can develop relationships with your guests that will help them realize the impact of their gift for your great cause. How do you engage auction guests, whip up your live auction, focus on your … Continue reading

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