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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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Riveting Remarks Raise More Money

“It’s not what you are bidding on, it’s what you are bidding for.” ~Kathy Kingston Ever wonder how to start your live auction so you can raise more money? Design a special moment right before your Live Auction. In this … Continue reading

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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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