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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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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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How Do You Find Your Lead Gift?

How To Determine A Fund A Need Auction Lead Gift Do you want to learn how to find a donor for your Lead Gift for your Benefit Charity Auction for your Special Appeal during the Live Auction? Ask Me! Join … 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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The Importance of Communicating with Stories

Kathy Kingston gives tips on how to use stories at a benefit to really connect with the guests.

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