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Is Your Silent Auction a Horror Show

Scared of losing a cauldron of money at your next auction fundraiser? In the spirit of Halloween, let’s have fun with this imaginary horror story with scary parallels to many silent auctions. Read my article to learn how to avoid … Continue reading

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Do You Attract the Right Charity Auction Guests?

How can we attract the right guests at my charity auction? How can you get the right people in the room for your fundraising auction? Make audience development a top priority year round. While procurement of great auction items is … Continue reading

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Kathy wins International Award

http://www.send2press.com/newswire/Fundraising-Auctioneer-Wins-International-Award-2012-07-0730-001.shtml HAMPTON, N.H., July 30, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Kathy Kingston was awarded the Chuck Cumberlin Memorial Sportsmanship Award at the 2012 International Auctioneer Championship (IAC) competition on Friday, July 20. This year’s contest took place at the 63rd International … Continue reading

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Personalize Your Benefit Auction Volunteer Recognition

Recently I had an exciting opportunity to volunteer at the Provincetown International Film Festival: what a great way to support this fantastic event. Their volunteer training and recognition was impressive. And, I loved my volunteer jobs: counting and ripping tickets, … Continue reading

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WHAT’S THE BEST NUMBER OF AUCTION ITEMS?

How many auction items should you have to raise the most money? This is the number one question I am asked as a consultant and professional benefit auctioneer.  My answer — well, it depends. There actually are a blend of … Continue reading

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