Events with Benefits®
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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

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    Ep 52: Laurene Mitchell - 53 Years of Fundraising

    Today's special guest is Laurene Mitchell, a veteran fund developer for Heritage Park in Calgary, Alberta. In this episode she shares diverse fundraising tips to generate more money by producing unique, fresh events.

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    Ep 51: Stephen Kilbreath - Fundraising Auction Timelines

    Today's special guest is Stephen Kilbreath, professional Benefit Auctioneer Specialist based in Seattle, Washington. Kilbreath draws on 25 years' experience in charity fundraising to share practical tips and cutting-edge ideas to get the most out of your event.

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    Ep 50: Brad Mastaler - 25-Year Legacy Events

    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.

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    Ep 49: Dianne Young - Nonprofit Strategy

    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.

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    Ep 48: Leena Patidar - CoinUp Donates Your Spare Change

    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.

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    Ep 47: Kathy Kingston - Fundraising Auction Strategist & Author

    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.

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    Ep 46: Renee Jones - 30 Years of Benefit 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.

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    Ep 44: Connor Sweeney - How to Offer a $1 Million Hole In One

    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).

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    Ep 43: Bobby D and Erin Ward - Are Auctions Becoming Extinct?

    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.

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