Nonprofit Seminar: Mastering Special Fundraising Events @ Silicon Valley SCORE
Jun 17 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Join Dee Dee Kiesow , award winning fundraiser, for a lively and interactive workshop in creating lucrative fundraising events from the ground up. If this is a first time or an annual event, whether you are big or small, you will learn the following and achieve the following outcomes:

Key Topics:

  • The 5 pillars of a fundraising event
  • Where to begin and what will it look like
  • How to make a profit and not spend money (ROI)
  • Create an event that is virtually free
  • Monetize the minutes- financial return at every corner

Learning Outcomes:

  • Leave the workshop with an event on your horizon
  • Step by step system to a successful event
  • A blueprint to create your own event
  • The 9 guaranteed  steps to success A-Z

This course is very interactive so bring your questions and ideas!


What People Are Saying About This Class:

  • “Dee Dee made this a fun class and very useful”
  • “Learned a lot about events and how to maximize the benefits”
  • “She is an expert in her field”

About the Speaker:

Dee Dee Kiesow, BAS Non-Profit Strategist, Funding Consultant, Benefit Auction Specialist

Dee Dee Kiesow uses the combination of her skills as a professionally trained charity auctioneer with her 20 years diverse experience of working with non-profit organizations to raise money and create memorable and record-breaking fund raising events. With her background as an Executive Director, an Event Coordinator and Chief Fundraiser for several Northern Cal non-profit organizations Dee Dee brings a unique advantage when assisting fund raising auction clients.

Dee Dee’s career in auctioneering is equally enhanced from her training in television news and radio announcing. She feels comfortable with audiences of any size and background and with her vibrant personality Dee Dee is able to inspire audiences while having fun.

She is a member and V.P. of National Philanthropy Day, Fundraising Event Mentor to the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Silicon Valley (AFP), The National Auctioneers Association (NAA) and holds a Benefit Auction Specialist (BAS) Designation, which is held by only 20 auctioneers in California.

DeeDee@BenEventAuctions.com  Phone: 408-674-0333

Non Profit Seminar: Fundraising-Strategies and Practices @ Silicon Valley SCORE
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

This is a SCORE signature class that is a must attend class if you want to know fundraising or improve existing fundraising at your organization. This class will cover how the vision statement, mission, organizational objectives and case for support, translate into funding strategies. The major fund development programs include: annual campaigns, major gifts, board development, corporate and foundation grants, and special events. Strategies and preparation for each type of fundraising will be discussed. Upon completion of the course, class participants will have an overview of the basics of the best practices in fund development today and an appreciation of the hard work, but great satisfaction that comes with raising money for great causes.

Key Topics:

  • Overview of aspects of a comprehensive fundraising development plan.
  • Pros and cons of fundraising methods
  • Key components to have in place for major gift campaigns
  •  doing the “ask”
  • Grant Proposal keys to success
  • Components of a successful fundraising board of directors

Learning Outcomes:

  • If you are ready for a major gifts campaign
  • Basic understanding and appreciation of all aspects of a comprehensive development plan
  • Networking

What People Are Saying About This Class:

  • “Well organized and very interactive”
  • “Great Presentation-excellent seminar”