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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 the Top: What are the best giving levels for Fund A Need?

Warm wishes for an abundant and happy holiday season. Wondering how to determine optimum giving levels for your Fund A Need special appeal? Kathy Kingston, fundraising auction strategist and professional auctioneer guides you, your board and auction committee to structure … Continue reading

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Sound – Lights – Auction Fundraising!

“You’ll raise significantly more money with fundraising auction-quality sound and lights.” ~ Kathy Kingston Often, benefit auction gala committees skimp, forget, or just avoid using professional sound and lighting, but they are critical. Here’s a basic truth: if your audience cannot … Continue reading

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A Hidden Gem for Generous New Guests

How do you attract the right guests to your fundraiser and auction? Many of your key supporters are already attending your event, and they’re just waiting to be asked for their help. They are eager to give and happy to … Continue reading

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From The Top: Why a F*REE Auctioneer can cost you thousands

Learn why an amateur volunteer auctioneer is the MOST EXPENSIVE cost of your fundraiser auction where you can lose thousands of dollars at your charity benefit auction. A professional auctioneer does not cost money – her or she will raise … Continue reading

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