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August 25, 2020 Christie King Becomes First Female President of the National Auctioneers Foundation

During the National Auctioneers Association’s Virtual Conference and Show held in July, Christie King Ray took the helm as President of the National Auctioneers Foundation. She is the first female president of the Foundation and was also elected first female president of the National Auctioneers Association for the 2011-2012 term. Christie is the President of…

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January 7, 2020 Hey, Nonprofits – Is Your Fundraising for 2020 “Donor Centered”?

As I work with our nonprofit clients, I find it more and more important to encourage them to focus on their donors. Yes, auction items are important for the Galas, but if you don’t have the right people attending – guests who are passionate about your cause – you are certainly missing the boat. I…

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June 21, 2019 An exciting announcement from C King Benefit Auctions!

C King Benefit Auctions is proud to announce that our Client Coordinator Jean Kirchner is now a National Auctioneers Association Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI) designee, making her among an elite group of only 860 individuals in the entire country to hold this prestigious designation! Read the press release here. NAApro #AuctionsWork

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December 28, 2018 What Are You Going To Do With YOUR 2019?

When I was a little girl my Mom told me that the years go by faster and faster the older you get.  I thought she was a bit off their rocker to be honest with you.  As I’ve matured I have found the wisdom in her words.  Where did the year go? What three things…

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December 25, 2018 On This Beautiful Christmas Day

As we celebrate the birth of Christ and all the blessing we enjoy because of Him, C King Benefit Auctions would like to wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas! We hope your holiday is filled with joy, laughter and love!  

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December 7, 2018 Brainstorming Fresh Fundraising Ideas

Refresh your charity auction fundraising event

After each charity auction we conduct a post-auction evaluation with our nonprofit clients. The group shares things they thought worked well and discusses any areas that could be improved upon. When we begin consulting with the client for the following year’s event, about four to six months out, we revisit the notes from that evaluation….

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November 30, 2018 Are the Volunteers at Your Charity Auction Informed?

charity benefit auction fundraiser

How many times has a guest asked one of your volunteers about a certain activity or a timeline detail at your charity auction event only to be told the volunteer didn’t know the answer? Keeping your volunteers informed about the various activities going on during your fundraiser is very important. I recently attended an event…

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November 23, 2018 Part Three of a Three-Part Blog Series – “Stop, Start, Keep”

This is the third and final blog of a three-part series titled “Stop, Start, Keep”. This method of analyzing a charity auction event came to me by way of a fellow fundraising auctioneer, Darron Meares. Darron is founder of Bowtie Benefit Auctions. Today we’ll focus on determining the things you should “keep” at your charity…

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