April 1, 2015 - Arlington, VA


How Nonprofits Can Raise More Money Now!

Lynne Zink Dollar Sign Kathy Kingston

Lynne Zink, CAI, CES, BAS
Professional Auctioneer, Consultant & Speaker
President, Lynne Zink Productions
International Auctioneer Champion

Kathy Kingston, CAI, BAS
Professional Auctioneer, Strategist, Author
President, Kingston Auction Company

"We are excited to work with you personally and share our record-breaking insider secrets."
~ Lynne and Kathy

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Want to raise more money?

Dollar Sign  Want to find more big bidders and donors?

Dollar Sign Need to engage your Board and Volunteers?

Dollar Sign Need hot fundraising ideas sweeping the USA?

Dollar Sign Want to shine a spotlight on your cause?

What you will learn:

Dollar Sign  Lynne’s world champion live auction tips

Dollar Sign  3 Fresh strategies to attract power bidders & donors

Dollar Sign  Top 4 secrets to motivate your board and volunteers

Dollar Sign  Discover 7 emerging fundraising trends

Dollar Sign  Incredible items: What's HOT - What's NOT

Dollar Sign  Kathy’s dazzling dozen auction marketing methods

Dollar Sign  Leverage the newest catalyst for donor cultivation

Dollar Sign  Explore exciting, profitable and fun games

Dollar Sign  Double your revenue in just 10 minutes

Dollar Sign  Find out the #1 insider tip to raise more money

“Lynne was truly fantastic! We exceeded our goals by 120%."
Christina Hoff, Auction Chair, The Country School, Easton, MD
“We raised more than double what we raised last year after attending Kathy’s seminar.”
Ariel Wortzman, Teen Voices – Boston, MA
"Lynne was a delight!  She tripled our live auction revenue from the year before!"
Jodie Ruediger, American Lung Association, Baltimore, MD
Kathy's strategies led us to our unprecedented success in our fundraising event. In two short years, we went from $700,000
to $4 Million in the Live Auction and Fund-A-Need Appeal alone!”
Maureen L. Cottingham, Executive Director 
Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers
Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction
Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Bid Cards
Time: 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Registration
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Workshop
Location: Arlington Court Suites
1200 N. Courthouse Rd.
Arlington, VA 22201
Tel: 703-524-4000
Before March 17
Early Bird $87
Early Bird extra person
from same group

After March 17
One Person $147
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from same group

We'll sell out - please reserve your spots today!



Questions, Comments, Ideas?

Lynne 410-852-6925    •    Kathy 603-926-1919

Praise for Lynne:

"In our first year working with Lynne and her team, our live auction revenue doubled and our Raise the Paddle appeal brought in over three times what it had the previous year!”
Kate Hornyan, National Cathedral School, Washington, DC

“Lynne got GREAT reviews from our audience wowing them with her energy and professionalism!”
Susan Kraeger, Good Hope School, St. Croix Virgin Islands

“Lynne is an outstanding professional who brings fresh ideas, industry know-how, warmth, humor and enthusiasm to her work.”
Lauren Campbell, Development and Education Manager,
Strathmore Performing Arts Center, Rockville, MD

"Lynne’s work with us began months before the auction to help us plan for a successful event. We raised more money and quickly hired her to do our next auction.”
Mary Marra, National Presbyterian School, Washington, DC

Praise for Kathy:

“If you hold auctions, do not miss this seminar!”
Liz Warner, President
MARC Community Resources, CT

“Kathy, your presentation was my favorite, and I had some really good ones! It was lively, entertaining, and NEVER boring! Thanks again for putting so much into it. I learned a great deal!”
Pat Munoz
River Network, Washington, D.C.

“We just held our auction … what a success! I used just about every technique I learned at your seminar. Our final tally exceeded last year’s amount. Who would have thought that could happen? I really owe it to you. What I learned in your seminar was well received by the museum’s executive staff, the committee, and by the attendees.”
Mary O’Coin
Old Sturbridge Village, MA

“It was absolutely the best seminar I have ever attended. I have been raising funds and planning special events for over 10 years. Kathy gave me some wonderful insight on how to raise more funds during an event and ways to keep your audience captivated. I will certainly use what I’ve learned with others in my organization. Thank you again!”
Sharon Pelkey, Director of Development
Special Olympics Connecticut

Lynne ZinkLynne Zink, CAI, BAS, CES specializes in benefit auctions, serving as an Auctioneer, Consultant, Educator, and Motivational Speaker. Her high-energy delivery motivates and engages audiences of all sizes: public auctions, non-profits, schools, individuals and organizations. Consistent client testimonials state that Lynne’s energetic style and enthusiasm are contagious and her personal connection to engage each audience makes the difference to realize their fundraising goals.

Ms. Zink earned the title of 2012 International Auctioneer Champion (IAC) in Spokane, WA and served as the 2012-2013 Ambassador for the National Auctioneers Association (NAA).

Zink is also the 2005 Maryland State Bid Calling Champion and was awarded 2006 & 2013 Maryland Auctioneer of the Year, selected by her peers for her outstanding contributions to the auction profession. Ms.

Zink was also awarded Outstanding Alternative Educator of the Year while working as a high school teacher for at-risk students.

Lynne holds a B.S. Degree in English/Secondary Education with a minor in Theatre. Ms. Zink has achieved the prestigious Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI) designation, which is the highest level of educational designation for professional auctioneers; only three percent of auctioneers nationwide hold this professional designation.

She has also earned the Benefit Auction Specialist (BAS) professional designation which provides Auctioneers with advanced training in planning and conducting successful benefit auctions, as well as techniques to establish a successful and profitable benefit auction business. She is a graduate of Mendenhall School of Auctioneering, Past President of the Auctioneers Association of Maryland and a member of the National Auctioneers Association, Toastmasters International, and National Association of Women Business Owners.

Ms. Zink has been active in the auction profession since 2001 conducting real estate, personal property, antique and fundraising auctions. She is also a motivational speaker, conducting seminars at conferences and for private schools and non-profits. Some of her workshops include “Train the Trainer,” “Effective Communication,” “Success Strategies,” and Fundraising topics.

Residing in Maryland, Lynne and her husband Bill have two children Jake and Anna. Lynne pursues her personal interests in outdoor activities, music and theatre. 410-852-6925 

Kathy KingstonKathy Kingstion, CAI, BAS is an award-winning thought leader in fundraising auctions, professional auctioneer and consultant, Kathy Kingston has raised millions of dollars for non-profit organizations across the country for over 28 years. She founded Kingston Auction Company in 1986. Specializing in benefit auctions, she consistently empowers nonprofit and educational organizations to exceed their fundraising goals and offers a wealth of practical strategies for revenue enhancement and donor engagement.

Kathy’s book published by John Wiley and Sons, Inc. A Higher Bid! How to Transform Special Event Fundraising with Strategic Benefit Auctions will be released May 20, 2015. She is also the author of “Record-Breaking Fundraising Auctions Tips and the audio-book: Do I Hear a Million: Benefit Auctioneering for Record Profits. Kathy writes, speaks and consults extensively on how to achieve breakthrough fundraising auction and donor development success.

Kathy Kingston was bestowed the Chuck Cumberlin Memorial Sportsmanship Award at the 2012 International Auctioneer Championship by her peers. She was the recipient of the prestigious “Rose Award” from the National Auctioneers Association. Ms. Kingston holds the Certified Auctioneer Institute (CAI) designation, only three percent of auctioneers nationwide have achieved this status. Kathy was a member of the Charter Class of the Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) professional designation program. Kathy has taught the BAS and CAI Benefit Auction classes. She graduated from Missouri Auction School in 1986. Ms. Kingston has competed in the International Auctioneer Championship where she was a finalist in 2013 and 2003. She was awarded the Helen Copeland Leadership Award from the United States Association for Blind Athletes and served on their national board of directors.

In 2013, Ms. Kingston was inducted into the Million Dollar Consultant™ Hall of Fame by by Alan Weiss, Ph.D., who conducts a global mentoring program for consultants. As a consultant, fundraising auction strategist and performance coach, she conducts innovative benefit auction seminars, tele-seminars and custom workshops throughout the country for both nonprofit organizations and professional auctioneers. Kathy holds a Master’s Degree in Education from St. Louis University where she was named “Woman of the Year” in 1986. Her unique professional background also includes an award-winning career in non-profit fundraising, higher education, university coaching, public service administration, and the entertainment industry.

Kingston Auction Company is the premier resource for record-breaking fundraising auctioneers, education & strategies. Whether providing training and coaching for auctioneers, consulting for not-for-profit executives and their boards, or deploying one of their award-winning team of professional auctioneers, Kingston offers one-stop shopping to organizations who want record-breaking auction results. 603-926-1919


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