A podcast designed to help nonprofit organizations raise more money and achieve greater success at their fundraising events with less effort.
Guests from all different sectors of the nonprofit industry--including charity auctioneers, attorneys, development directors, marketers, and many more--share their unique perspectives and biggest lessons learned.
Events With Benefits® is hosted by three longtime event fundraising professionals and friends: Danny Hooper, benefit auctioneer at Danny Hooper Productions; Ian Lauth, VP of Marketing at Winspire; and Renee Zau, Co-founder & CEO of DonationMatch.com
Today's special guest is Brad Mastaler, Past President and active member of the Spruce Grove Rotary Club in Alberta, Canada. Mastaler shares insights from 25 years of involvement with the Rotary Club's Annual Lobster Fest. Topics covered include:
- How do you keep a 25-year-old event fresh?
- Tips for procuring auction items
- Why and how to ask for feedback about your event
- Stories of troubleshooting auction snafus (like the impromptu midnight lobster feed)
- Shifting demographics of guest attendees
"I’ve done their event the past 24 years and consider it a premiere example of a Rotary Auction," shares show host Danny Hooper. You won't want to miss these practical tips and anecdotes to raise more money at your next event."
Today's special guest is Dianne Young, Founder of YoungTeamLtd and a strategist and visionary in the nonprofit space. In this session, Young shares tips and personal stories from decades of fundraising experience.
Today's special guest is Leena Patidar, Co-Founder and CEO of CoinUp. This app is designed to capture the "spare change" from users' credit card purchases and automatically donate it to select causes.
Today's special guest is Kathy Kingston, fundraising auction strategist, professional benefit auctioneer, and author. Kingston draws on 3 decades' auctioneering experience to share practical tips for raising more money in charity auctions.
Today's special guest is Renee Jones, benefit auctioneer of National Fundraising Solutions. In a standout session, Jones draws on nearly 3 decades' experience to share tips and best practices for charity auctions.
Today's special guest is Kelly Velasquez-Hague, Director of Content Marketing at OneCause (formerly BidPal). In this episode she shares practical ways charity auction organizers can use data and technology to drive revenue.
Today's special guest is Connor Sweeney, President and CEO at Great Shot Golf. Working with 1,700 golf events a year, Sweeney shares tangible tips for nonprofits to get the most out of golf tournament events (like offering a $1 Million hole-in-one prize).
Today's special guests are Bobbi D and Erin Ward, benefit auctioneers based in the New York tri-state area. In this episode, they share the inside scoop on the evolution of fundraising auctions, concrete examples of unique events, plus practical tips to improve your special appeal.
Today's special guest is Jack Landers, Insurance and Risk Management Broker at Teague Insurance, a provider of nonprofit risk management and coverage. Landers draws on his 20 years of experience in the industry to share tips to keep your charity out of hot water.
Today's special guest is Kathleen Kelly Janus, an award-winning social entrepreneur, author, and lecturer at Stanford University, and an expert on philanthropy, Millennial engagement, and scaling early stage organizations.
Today's special guest is Keith Fox, professional benefit auctioneer & DJ at Fox Fundraising & Auctions. In today's episode, Fox shares best practices for improving the sound quality at a benefit auction.