Hey, I’m Quierra!

 
Photo taken by: Celebrate Js

Photo taken by: Celebrate Js

 

(Oh, and that’s pronounced key-air-ah, if you’re curious. Since we’re friends now, feel free to call me Q)

I help people to plan successful, sustainable fundraising events with less stress and more profit.  

As a professional event planner and fundraising consultant, I’ve done over 100 events ranging from intimate happy hours that keep donors engaged, to lively appreciation parties with 800 guests, to galas with multi-6-figure profits.

My mission is to rid the world of events with dry chicken, boring speakers, and people waiting patiently to go home.

The whole point of having an event is to show people a great time so that they can’t wait to find out what you’re doing next. Otherwise, let’s be real- it’s a HUGE waste of money.

Why fundraising events?

I believe that we all have the privilege and the responsibility to give back in a way that is meaningful, fulfilling, and full of the magic that happens with real human connection.

But I also know that the fundraising struggle is REAL.

Let’s be honest. Ever find yourself thinking:

  • The idea of “networking" is the worst. It feels gross and “salesy”. Where the hell do I even start?

  • Small talk? What am I even supposed to say?

  • Cold- calling people trying to convince them of anything while all they want to do is hang up… Yeah, awkward.

  • Asking for money is super uncomfortable. Hard Pass.

Photo taken by: Celebrate Js

Photo taken by: Celebrate Js

Any of these sound familiar? It’s okay, go ahead and raise your hand. I can’t see you, and I’m not judging.

Plus, you’re not the only one who feels this way.

Believe me, I get it.

As someone who was painfully shy as a kid, and is a card-carrying introvert, I understand how difficult it is to learn to build relationships to support your fundraiser in a way that feels authentic to your personality.

I had to learn how to plan successful fundraisers from scratch. I had no idea what I was doing, but I had to make it work. I had to push past my comfort zone and get over the fear of cold calls.

Even with my event planning experience, fundraising events were a HUGE learning curve. That’s why I decided to start Tribe Table.

I’m dedicated to share what I've learned about putting on successful fundraisers, in hopes of making it easier for good people to build lasting relationships that make a positive difference in their communities.

The Tribe is full of resources that I wish I had when I first started (like the Ultimate Fundraiser Workbook), things I made along the way (like all of the templates in the Tribe Resource Library), and tools that I use now to help my clients also make 6-figure profits (like the Project Plan task list).

I 100% believe that YOU have what it takes to be brave, bold, and to be a kick-ass LEADER for the cause you’re passionate about.

Remember, you’re already EPIC. I just want to share some tools, tips, and templates to help make your journey into fundraising events easier. Let’s do this!

 
 

Fun Facts:

When not geeking out over fundraising strategies and events, Quierra can usually be found curled up under a blanket, reading. She loves dogs, dance, photography, painting, and all things Harry Potter. She currently lives in the Bay Area of California.