Events with Benefits®


A podcast designed to help nonprofit organizations raise more money and achieve greater success at their fundraising events.

Each episode features a special guest from all sectors and backgrounds of the nonprofit industry--including charity auctioneers, attorneys, development directors, marketers, and many more--who share their unique perspectives and 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


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Title: Ep 1: Jim Nye - The Auction Guy

Ep 1: Jim Nye - The Auction Guy

January 23rd, 2017

Professional benefit auctioneer specialist Jim Nye works with 50+ events each year. Today he shares expert recommendations for auction timelines, selling… Go to Episode

Ep 2: Holly Kennedy - Golf Tournaments

January 24th, 2017

Today's special guest is Holly Kennedy, PGA Pro and co-founder of Kennedy Golf Tournament and Event Planning in San Diego, Calif. As charity golf tournaments… Go to Episode

Ep 3: Mary Tovella Dowling - Legal Considerations

January 25th, 2017

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… Go to Episode

Ep 4: Parker Pike - Partnerships

February 6th, 2017

Today's special guest is Parker Pike, considered the "Godfather of Cause Partnerships" in San Diego and member of the board of directors of… Go to Episode