We have worked with Jessica and Homegrown Events for three years on our athletic fundraiser event and she's been the main reason that it has continued to grow at a healthy pace. She plans well ahead, solving problems before they are on top of us. She keeps the whole event very well organized. Not only does she maintain great discipline and timeline in our yearlong event planning process, but she helps us plan for the future: next year's goals, or even further out. She is very professional, with a tremendous attention to detail and dedicated to her work. She's got all the tools, recommends software, vendors, systems, keeps track of everything and everyone. She puts all of the pieces in place for our complicated event, never misses a beat. She's just great to work with, super fun, brings great energy to our meetings. Hiring her was a fantastic decision for us -- she's made such a difference for our event. Yay, Homegrown Events!
- Paul Vetter, Ride 4 a Reason
Homegrown Events was an absolute necessity to the success of our event. Jessica was always encouraging and fun to work with. She broke the massive process of event planning to a manageable organized system and timeline. She has a great network of vendors for any need your event may find. She completely designed our silent auction, which went off flawlessly. She also was incredibly helpful for more strategy based conversations about meaningful board engagement in event planning, fundraising strategies, and ethical questions about how best to engage constituent groups. When our staff had some unexpected hiccups in the final hour, Jessica was incredibly helpful with helping us through the final push before event day. The Homegrown Events staff was incredibly friendly coordinated and helpful on the day of the event; everyone had a calming presence on what can otherwise be a hectic day. Thanks so much Homegrown Events! We cannot wait for the next opportunity to work with you.
- Estelle Davis, Development Director, Youth Leadership Institute
Jessica and Homegrown events exceeded expectations once again. Jessica's attention detail is unmatched. Thanks to Homegrown Events, we raised more money than any other fundraising event, exceeded our goals, and celebrated our 20th Anniversary in style. We look forward to teaming up with her again on future events.
- Zachary Norris, Executive Director, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights