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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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The Party’s Over – Now What? Your 3 Top Tips for 2017

During my three decades as a professional fundraising auctioneer and consultant, the biggest blunder that I’ve seen nonprofits and schools make is to treat their fundraiser auction as if it were a one-night, once-a-year event. That limited thinking epitomizes a … Continue reading

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From CNBC: New Fundraising Seminar Helps Charities and Schools Increase Donations with Groundbreaking Strategies

As seen on CNBC.com: Don’t leave millions of dollars on the table at YOUR fundraising events. You can learn to follow the innovative strategies for benefit auctions at Kathy Kingston’s upcoming Fundraising Auction Seminars in Santa Rosa, California and Portland, Oregon. Read more here… … Continue reading

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Turbocharge Your Table Hosts: How to Increase Donor Attendance for Big Bidding

You’ve all heard of table captains. Perhaps you’ve even been a table captain or been asked: “Would you be willing to consider putting together a table for our charity auction?” Many nonprofit and school auctions use this idea of a … Continue reading

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From the Top: How Speeches Kill Fundraising at Benefit Charity Events

Remember NO BS! — No Boring Speeches. What’s a huge mistake at your benefit auction? Hear Kathy Kingston, fundraising auction event strategist offers her strong opinion and best tips to write and present brief inspiring remarks at your fundraiser or … Continue reading

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