Our Mission

Powered by Professionals is a non-profit fundraising and event management firm helping non-profit organizations to raise money and build a sustainable volunteer and donor community in any city. Using a personal, hands-on approach, PBP utilizes business ideology to achieve the greatest results for your cause. Powered by Professionals continues to bring sound business practices to the non-profit event management arena and, in so doing, the company has built an excellent reputation nationwide for producing memorable events in the charity realm. The real value in partnering with PBP is the unique approach used to identify and work with individuals (board members, honorees, committee members, etc.) who are passionate about a cause. Powered by Professionals will work with these individuals to help transition their personal relationships into fundraising relationships, and use this focused effort toward their fundraising event. PBP has extensive experience planning a wide variety of fundraising events including galas, benefit concerts, conferences, run/walks, cocktail parties, cultivation dinners and more.

Our Vision

PBP’s vision is to activate individual networks and connect them to charitable non-profit organizations around the world resulting in donations exceeding $1 billion.

Our History

Powered by Professionals, a fundraising and event management firm specializing in the non-profit sector, was founded in 2002 by Darren W. Port, CEO, and Kenneth J. Grosso. Darren and Ken started the company to fulfill their own desires to give back to the community as well as to help promote the importance of doing so while providing an opportunity for others to do the same. Darren and Ken believe that a true professional recognizes that an abundant and fulfilling life is the result of taking the time to give back to others, thus, our lives are Powered by Professionals.

In 2010, Darren took sole ownership of the company. Darren has a tremendous amount of experience in fundraising, finance, starting and managing businesses, event planning, sales, marketing and networking. He has recruited a very talented team of passionate, experienced and well-educated individuals who share his vision and help him execute the company’s mission. To date, the company has touched tens of thousands of lives all over the world. As of 2015, the company has risen over $80 million for charities and has connected more than 5000 individuals to volunteer opportunities that have meaning to them.