WHO: Darren Diess, BAS
Professional Auctioneer, Spokesperson, and Professional Fundraiser. Darren brings a wealth of experience in business and marketing with an emphasis on client and donor relationships. His proven development strategy helps create the most effective fundraising events and long-term giving that non profit organizations seek.
Michelle Gilmore, MA
Michelle is currently the Director of Development and Marketing at a local Non-Profit organization. With 20+ years of experience in fundraising, she has served as volunteer Auction Chair, Board Treasurer and Board President for multiple Non-profits. Michelle’s experience with hosting/chairing every size and type of event generates a valuable “tool box” full of ideas for you and your organization.
WHAT: Dive into donor-centric event management, explore the value of storytelling to set the stage for maximum return in your events, provide tricks to combat volunteer and donor fatigue, evaluate technology & event software options as well as offer tips to double the revenue from your silent/live auction, golf tournament or paddle raise. Network with fellow fundraisers, event coordinators, and development and executive directors.