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DeeDee Kiesow

After 25 years of award-winning fundraising and millions raised in the non-profit sector, Dee Dee was raced with meeting the demand of numerous charities needing her help in event fundraising.  Many clients had doubled their event fundraising – others saw paydays up to 600% over goal with her unique system and demand was growing. She founded Benevent – Six-Figure Fundraising.

Her mission: To teach non-profit leaders how to raise maximum dollars per minute at events while engaging long term donor partnerships.

In a few short years, this former for-profit business owner, non-profit founder, executive director, community organizer and major gifts officer had raised millions more using a combination of her strategies and asking skills. She has appeared nationwide in both USA Today and The Business Journal bringing her proven Silicon Valley Business approach to modern fundraising.  She is a speaker and instructor for The National Auctioneers Association and has served as a board member and Master Level Instructor for The Association of Fundraising Professionals.  Her unique system is changing fundraising in the US and Europe. As six-figure fundraising client Maria Nicolocoudis put it, “After 20 years working with event planners, Dee Dee is everything in one. “


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