Panel: Future of Fundraising Events

| Event & Auction Fundraising | Mon, Sept 13, 2021

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Hearing from those in the trenches about how they’ve approached this new fundraising world, is invaluable.

Join us as top fundraisers share how they’ve navigated the challenges of the pandemic and redefined their event strategies to adjust to a changed fundraising landscape.

This panel will be a live Q&A from the audience – your chance to ask everything you’ve wanted to know about, pivots, lessons learned and what the future of events looks like.


Deb Barge

Deb Barge

Big Brother Big Sisters of America, Chief Development Officer

For over two decades, Deb has lead diverse, multi-affiliate, national fundraising and revenue generating initiatives for worthy charitable causes across the nation, including MDA and March of Dimes, as well as local and regional causes. Her focus is to activate data-responsive, donor-centric nonprofit teams to create record-setting events, cultivate major donors and innovate corporate collaborations in support of the organization’s mission by leading a team with passion and purpose to foster partnership and volunteer engagement for the mission.

Jason Champion

Jason Champion

Director of Product Development & Virtual Brand Strategist, Winspire

Jason is passionate about helping nonprofits. He has a deep background in Nonprofit Technology, Event planning, Fundraising and Television. He approaches all fundraising from the viewpoint of understanding nonprofit challenges and needs, solving and sharing ideas for long-term

Deniz Satir

Deniz Satir

NonProfit Executive and Fundraising Strategist,

Deniz Satir brings over 26 years strategic nonprofit experience having led national and chapter level fundraising teams at JDRF (formerly known as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), most recently as the National Director of Signature Events.

In her two and a half decades of development experience, she has contributed to high growth fundraising through a variety of executive level positions. In her national role, her teams were responsible for leading and executing more than 70 JDRF fundraising galas annually. Deniz oversaw the direction and vision for the National Gala Program transforming and enhancing JDRF’s Gala strategy and leading the national organization’s pivot into virtual gala campaigns.

Her expertise in charitable event strategies, particularly transforming the live donation appeal (JDRF’s mission moment – Fund A Cure) into a signature event experience, helped JDRF grow its national fundraising capacity to reach a gross revenue of $77+ million in 2019, bringing the 25 year total raised in JDRF’s gala program to more than $1 Billion. She has a proven track record of success in innovation, and strategic high-end, high-yield nonprofit fundraising.

Deniz has built a strong reputation within the national fundraising community and is sought after for her industry expertise, dynamic speaking and thought leadership. Her insights on fundraising can be found in in publications including Nonprofit Quarterly, Seattle Times, and the Puget Sound Business Journal.