Category Archives: non profit auctions

Entrepreneurial Nonprofit Leaders: Building a Community of Supporters

Would it also surprise you to know that your fundraising auctions and benefit events are an untapped, golden opportunity? Strategically designed and conducted, you can powerfully connect your supporters to what they love and care about most about your great … Continue reading

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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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Does your benefit auction cause bidder fatigue?

Would it surprise you to know that many fundraising auction organizers and gala committees unknowingly cause “Bidder Fatigue?” What’s that? Bidder Fatigue is a fundraising plague where your beloved guests become exhausted by poor planning at fundraising auctions and events. … Continue reading

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