"PBP took a grieving family’s experience and passion for a cause and assembled an infrastructure for a brand-new charitable organization. Hiring Powered by Professionals enabled us to launch a nonprofit that continues to make an impact in the community, while allowing us to focus on honoring our daughter’s memory."
– Dan & Meg Kresach, BrainUp, Founders
“Powered by Professionals has the ability to maneuver where and when we need them to: whether that be creating a roadmap for turning a live event to a virtual one or identifying creative ways to engage our audience like smaller scale digital events. We consider PBP a valued, creative and strategic partner.”
– Nancy J. Logan, Look Good Feel Better Foundation, Director of Corporate
Partnerships & Philanthropy
"Since joining forces with PBP in 2018, Darren Port and his team have helped us double the revenue in each of the past two years at our annual 5K Walk/Run, Path of Hope. Their input and suggestions have been insightful, and we are grateful for their help in elevating the stature of this event. The addition of the Courage Award recipients has been very well received and enabled us to develop new relationships with the brain tumor community. In addition, we are grateful that we now have a way to show our appreciation for the doctors, researchers and nurses that we have selected to honor at the events. Thank you PBP!"
– Chris Cusano, Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance, Executive Director
"PBP’s strategic counseling and negotiating skills, which led to lower events costs, were major assets to our organization and event. Their ability to identify potential donors who we could connect with made a huge impact when working towards our fundraising goals. The event production was flawless and our guests were truly inspired by the honorees and speakers. It was our best event to date, and we credit our partnership with PBP as a critical factor in the event's success."
– Anne Eidelman, Blue Engine, CEO
“We were so impressed with your professionalism, attention to detail and commitment to the Sarcoma Foundation of America. We had very high expectations for the event, and you surpassed them all!”
–Bert Thomas, CEO, Sarcoma Foundation of America
“Powered by Professionals’ expertise has helped the Sarcoma Foundation of America turn our annual gala into a 1.2 million dollar event, an increase of close to 100% over the past four years. We have exceeded our fundraising goal in every year working with them, our donor base continues to grow and our organization’s presence in New York is more prominent than ever before.”
– Matthew Alsante, Executive Director, Sarcoma Foundation of America
“Bravo to the entire committee for a wonderful night. I got terrific feedback from my guests. Some said it was the best fundraising event they had ever attended. Congratulations to all!”
– Candace Sue, Sarcoma Foundation of America, Board Member
“PBP’s team was instrumental in the production and organization of our benefit concert. The creativity and professionalism they brought to the event enabled us to focus on our fundraising goals.”
– Phyllis Rabinowitz, Founder, R Baby Foundation
“The relationships Powered by Professionals has helped us cultivate over the years – with major donors, doctors and patients – have had a profound impact on the continued success of our annual gala in New York and on the overall growth of our organization.”
– Tim Turnham, Executive Director, Melanoma Research Foundation
“Thank you for a hugely successful event last night. Wow! What a transformation from last year! We are thrilled with the result and are so excited to begin discussions about next year. All of our guests were raving about the evening and were ready to sign-up for next year. Amazing job getting to $100,000 during the Fund-A-Grant so quickly. We cannot thank you enough for the great work!”
- Anna Rembold & Jen Stephan, Melanoma Research Foundation, San Francisco Gala Committee Members
“Sue and I have received tons of e-mails and phone calls stating what an outstanding event the Gala was. The food, the venue, everything was above our expectations – Darren, thank you for a job well done. Ultimately, the event spoke for itself and everyone had a great time for a now established event and a great cause.”
– Michael Lescure, Melanoma Research Foundation, 2011 Vision of Hope Honoree
“PBP’s knowledge of database management tools and CRM solutions have proven to be priceless time and time again, leaving us with more time to focus on our mission.”
– Staci Grodin, Vice Chair, Turn the Corner Foundation
“Powered by Professionals has prepared me and my family for all of the ups and downs of running a charitable organization with their clear and concise operating plan. They have instilled a winning formula that ultimately made our vision of creating a charity a reality and has allowed us to carry on the legacy of my brother Gary, who lost his life to brain cancer at 24 years old.”
– Eric Lichtenstein, Co-Founder, Voices Against Brain Cancer
“Powered by Professionals made us look good. We had some good ideas, but PBP was the engine that got us to actualize these ideas. Ideas, even good ideas, are a dime a dozen; it’s the execution that’s tough. PBP put imposed structure, discipline and organization on us. If not for that, we would still be batting around ideas instead of being able to donate a quarter million to brain cancer research.”
- Sharon Seidler, Board Member, Voices Against Brain Cancer
“I just want to thank all of you for the outstanding work that you did in making the Comunilife Breakfast a success yesterday. Many of the guests as well as members of the Comunilife Corporate Advisory Council and Board of Directors praised the execution of the event. I appreciated your hard work and especially the expertise that you have in doing events, such as ours.”
– Dr. Rosa M. Gil, President & CEO, Comunilife, Inc.
“In less than two years, PBP was able to implement their fundraising process and increase our bottom line by 200%.”
– Lynn Judell , BVLP, Board Member