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GFS Events

GFS Events

GFS Events raises more money for your nonprofit by creating, managing and executing a successful fundraising event. We offer innovative ideas and fundraising solutions that help your nonprofit achieve a fundraising goal that you thought was out of reach.

Issaquah, WA 98075-9148


Sarah Janssen
Direct line: 425-943-0199


Fundraising & Development

  • Event planning & management
  • Fundraising


  • Conference & retreat planning


  • Volunteer management
  • Volunteer training

About GFS Events

GFS Events is a full service event management company dedicated to helping you produce the most successful fundraiser for your nonprofit. What sets us apart? We view your event through the lens of a Development Director's eyes. We look for increased donor engagement and support, reduced costs whenever possible and unique opportunities to fundraise for your organization.

We have 4 major service areas where we can provide support to our clients:

Nonprofit Event Production and Management

From Auction Galas to Golf tournaments to Benefit Lunches to Walks and Runs, we can manage your entire fundraising event from beginning to end. We handle budgeting, venue selection, procurement, logistics and all the details that ensure your fundraising event is executed seamlessly and successfully.


From brainstorming creative sponsorship opportunities to strategizing an approach to and management of solicitation and sponsor fulfillment, GFS Events is your partner at every level. We can contact sponsors, create a detailed sponsorship package and train your staff, board and volunteers on best practices for sponsor solicitation.


The best fundraising events motivate and engage attendees, and help donors internalize the mission of the organization so that they will be compelled to donate. GFS can help you craft your messaging and program for the event or simply assist as you execute it in a way that supports your message and objectives.

Volunteer Management

We will help you anticipate your committee and on-site volunteer needs. GFS can help you to assemble a skilled volunteer team ready to respond to all logistical needs for your event. We arm each one of your volunteers with a specifically defined responsibility and ensure that we all share a common goal: to create a seamless event flow. We help keep the event on time so that donors and guests can enjoy the event, listen to the messaging and ultimately donate to your organization.

Background Info.

Subsector Experience

  • Arts and culture
  • Children, youth, and families
  • Community development
  • Disability issues
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Faith-based
  • Healthcare
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Immigrant and refugee
  • International NGOs/nonprofits
  • Mental health/Substance abuse
  • Senior services
  • Small grassroots organizations
  • Social services - general
  • Volunteerism

Cultural Experience

  • African
  • Asian/Pacific Islander

Fee Structure

  • By project

Professional Affiliations / Licenses

  • Business Network International (BNI)
  • International Live Events Association (ILEA)
  • Washington Nonprofits Member

County Availability

  • Adams
  • Asotin
  • Benton
  • Chelan
  • Clallam
  • Clark
  • Columbia
  • Cowlitz
  • Douglas
  • Ferry
  • Franklin
  • Garfield
  • Grant
  • Grays Harbor
  • Island
  • Jefferson
  • King
  • Kitsap
  • Kittitas
  • Klickitat
  • Lewis
  • Lincoln
  • Mason
  • Okanogan
  • Pacific
  • Pend Oreille
  • Pierce
  • San Juan
  • Skagit
  • Skamania
  • Snohomish
  • Spokane
  • Stevens
  • Thurston
  • Wahkiakum
  • Walla Walla
  • Whatcom
  • Whitman
  • Yakima

County Experience

  • King
  • Snohomish