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Fishin’ for High Profit Auction Items – Match the Hatch!

STRATEGIC AUCTION ITEM SOLICITATION IS LIKE FISHING. Sound strange? Consider this: There’s a huge difference between fly fishing and plain ol’ fishing. Think Alaska. Think Deadliest Catch. Fishermen toss big steel crates (pots) out in the ocean. Not only do … Continue reading

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From the Top: How to Work with Celebrities at your Benefit Auction

Wishing you a fantastic 2017! Do you wonder how to work with celebrities, media personalities and VIPs at your benefit auction? Kathy Kingston, benefit auction fundraising expert teaches the best and worst ways to work with Celebrities and VIPs at … 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 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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