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 Lynn Page, National Director of Signature Events at JDRF. In this special session, Page draws upon expertise in fundraising events, board development, volunteer recruitment and management, strategic planning, and metrics and training to share proven fundraising gala best practices.
Today's special guest is Tracey Lorts, Senior Marketing Events Manager at Greater Giving. In today's session, Lorts shares her top 3 procurement tips; best practices for promoting items; how to order the sequence of live auction items, and more.
Today's special guest is Guy Mersereau, Senior Vice President at Vallen Canada and Vallen Distribution Inc. (US). In this session, Mersereau shares how he runs a one million dollar golf tournament annually, engages his staff with philanthropy, and how nonprofits can access money raised through corporate golf tournaments.
Today's special guest is Dean Crownover, a Benefit Auctioneer Specialist based in Atlanta. In this episode, Dean draws from more than 20 years of experience to share practical tips for more lucrative fundraising events, particularly in the direct appeal, a.k.a. Fund-a-Need.
Today's special guest is TiWanna "TK" Kenney, President & Principal Auctioneer at Astounding Auctions and Fundraising Strategies based in Austin, TX. A rising star in the industry, Kenney shares specific auction fundraising strategies and best practices.
Today's special guest is Nick Arquette, Founder & CEO of Walk With Sally, a nonprofit supporting children experiencing trauma through a family member's cancer journey. Learn their time-tested fundraising techniques that power this critical mission year round.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today's special guest is Tom Summa, Fundraising Specialist at no-risk travel provider Winspire. In today's episode, Summa shares a behind-the-scenes look at consignment travel and best practices to leverage this unique fundraising strategy.
New fundraising ideas emerge every day. Today's special guest is Jill Boyer, Director of Marketing at fundraising technology provider GreaterGiving. Boyer shares unique revenue enhancer ideas that fill out a fundraising auction agenda and raise thousands of additional dollars (like a "Graffiti Wall"!).
Kristi Saucerman, Founder and CEO of AuctionFrogs, shares her data-driven best practices to raise more at charity galas and fundraising auctions and how to sell more event tickets.
This week we welcome Jerry Potter, CMO at Mastodon Media and Host of Five Minute Social Media on YouTube. He will share tips and tricks for marketing your events to increase attendance and sponsor attention on social media.
Today's special guest is Dan Van Schaik, Founder & CEO at Go-Spotter. Go-Spotter is a sponsor recognition tool nonprofits can use on their websites to attract more sponsorships.
Matt Burnell, Founder & CEO of ClickBid Mobile Bidding, talks to us about being in the electronic bidding business since 2002, the evolution of bidders, and how ClickBid adapts to their needs.
Today's special guest is Steve Patzkowski, Co-Founder and Director of Business Development at charity race management company Brighter Tomorrow. In this session, Patzkowski shares practical tips for nonprofits considering or planning a benefit race.
Today's special guest is Stephen Garten, Founder and CEO of Charity Charge. Created in collaboration with MasterCard and GuideStar, this credit card automatically sends 1 percent of all purchases cardholders make to the nonprofit of their choice.
Today's special guest is Tom Huston, Founder and CEO of EveryWon. This fundraising platform creates community races for nonprofits to join and raise money for their cause.
Today's special guest is Teresa Stivers, CEO at foster care, adoption, and youth services agency Walden Family Services. Stivers shares details on their annual gala, how she measures impact and effectiveness, and hard-earned lessons learned.
Today's special guest is Dana Levin, Director of Signature Advancement Events at Jewish Family Service in San Diego, a 4-star charity (highest ranking) on Charity Navigator. Levin draws on decades of experience to share her strategies for better fundraising events.
Today's special guest is Justin Dennis, Owner and President of DSC Consulting, a company that provides no-risk sports memorabilia to about 600 nonprofit events each year. In today's session, Dennis shares best practices for using sports memorabilia in charity auctions.
Today's special guest is Claire Kerr, Director of Digital Philanthropy at FrontStream, an online fundraising platform. In this session Kerr shares tips for nonprofits of all experience levels to use social media, apps and more to promote fundraising events for greater results.
Today's special guest is Michael Bleau, Co-founder and CEO of EventsLocker, an event space and sponsorship booking site. He shares different opportunities for raising money at larger-scale neighborhood events (like a fun run fundraiser) with event sponsorships.
Today's special guest is Cameron Ripley, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder at Community Boost Consulting, a Google Grant management agency that exists to empower and accelerate social ventures.
Today's special guest is A.J. Steinberg, founder of Queen Bee Fundraising and principal of Masquerade Events. With nearly 20 years' experience in fundraising event planning, Steinberg shares tangible, practical tips for coaching and managing a team of volunteers (without pulling your hair out!)
Today's special guest is Ken Davenport, CEO of Mission Edge, a social enterprise dedicated to helping nonprofits with operational support services. Davenport combines entrepreneurial experience with years of observing and assisting smaller charities with growth and strategy to share fiscal insights for nonprofits in 2017.
Today's special guest is Brian Grady from online photo publishing service Picaboo, a for-profit company that sifts through countless donation requests each year. In this episode, Grady shares tips to make your request stand out from the pack and form mutually beneficial partnerships with corporate donors.
Today's guest is Gretchen Kelly, Founder of VLink. Kelly discusses how PTA's, PTO's, and parent organizations can improve website creation and communications, plus easily-corrected mistakes nonprofits make when managing their online presence.
Today's special guest is Michelle Boyer, President at Charity Compliance Solutions. In this episode, learn how your nonprofit can avoid legal troubles by getting registered as a charitable organization in every state in which you solicit donations.
Today's special guest is Jeff Dowler, President at Optimal Giving. In this episode, learn how your nonprofit can put even more of your supporters' donations toward your cause by trimming credit card processing fees.
Today's special guest is Janeal Ford, President at Fordable Freelance and professional fundraising consultant. In this episode, learn how better grant writing and fundraising education can help you improve fundraising results.
Today's special guest is Melissa Merriam, Area Director at fundraising technology provider BidPal. Melissa covers how fundraising and technology work together to raise more money at charity auctions.
Today's special guest is Dan Dowling, Campaign Director with Willette-Dowling and Associates, draws from his 32 years of nonprofit experience to help others with fundraising growth and capital campaigns.
Jeff Chang, Co-founder and CEO of Cause4Auction, talks with us about why Cause4Auction was built, how it is different from other auction software, and his advice for event organizers collected from his mobile bidding clients' successes.
Today's guest is Heath Hale, one of the best Benefit Auctioneer Specialists in the country. Together with his team of Cowboys, Hale raised over $9.3 Million and exceeded 100% of his clients' goals in 2016. Today he shares his proven strategies and best practices for success.
Today's special guest is Laurie Hochman, Marketing Coordinator at fundraising auction software provider Auctria. As a former PTA President and Executive Board Member, Hochman shares multi-dimensional tips to boost auction revenue.
Heather Dean-Presnall, Senior Manager of Multi Market Leadership Events at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Pacific region, tells how she manages the largest auction in San Diego with 600 packages and attended by 650 guests, as well as creative ways she raises more at her events.
Today's special guest is Cheryl Parker, certified benefit auctioneer specialist based in San Diego, Calif. Parker shares her unique tips and tricks for generating extra revenue at your event, plus an offer for her free event planning resource.
Are charity auctions dying? Today's special guest is Nelson Jay, benefit auctioneer from Seattle, Wash. Nelson shares potential pitfalls, tips and techniques to employ in your next fundraising live and silent auction.
Today's special guest is Carlos Leija, Chief Development Officer at Orangewood Children's Foundation in Santa Ana, Calif. He shares tips and first-hand experience using fundraising events to build relationships with donors, recruit volunteers, secure sponsorships and more.
Today's special guest is Debby Roth-Bush, Relationship Manager at auction software provider Greater Giving. Roth-Bush is a certified benefit auctioneer and expert on mobile bidding technology.
Today's special guest is Scott Robertson, professional fundraising auctioneer. With over 20 years of experience, Scott offers proven techniques and invaluable insight on how to reach and exceed your Fundraising Goals by streamlining your auction timeline.
Today's special guest is Noah McMahon, philanthropist, founder and CEO of Anonymous LLC in Laguna Hills, Calif. Noah offers invaluable tips to set ambitious goals, establish the right mindset and build relationships with donors.
Today's special guest is Lynda West, a coach and mentor to nonprofits based in San Diego, Calif. She leads a mastermind program to help nonprofits brainstorm together and gain confidence to ask for what they need to achieve their goals.
Today's special guest is Parker Pike, former bakery owner and today full time member of the Board of Directors of the San Diego Nonprofit Association. Learn the ins and outs of securing corporate partnerships for your cause.
Today's special guest is Mary Tovella Dowling, attorney at For Purpose Law Group in San Diego, Calif. In a litigious world, Mary offers invaluable, money-saving insight on the potential legal pitfalls that can affect your fundraising event.
Today's special guest is Holly Kennedy, CEO and founder of Kennedy Golf Tournament and Event Planning in San Diego, Calif. As charity golf tournaments continue trending upward, learn groundbreaking ideas, details and tips for anyone considering running a golf event.
Professional fundraising auctioneer Jim Nye works with 50+ events each year. Today he shares expert recommendations for auction timelines, selling consignment packages, the top 10 critical items he brings to events and more.