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About Inspire Hearts Fundraising

We are the premier Special Appeal experts in world, helping you create Special Event Fundraising Success through
  • Expert Special Appeal Ambassador Talent
  • Signature Consultation
  • Advanced Committee and Board Training
With the changing culture of special event fundraising, you know time ROI is valuable:
your organization, your donors and your event, every minute counts. Don’t waste valuable philanthropic moments
It is our focus and mission to help you maximize every one of those moments to aid in year round fundraising success.
Is it time to make a change?
What we do: Inspire Hearts Fundraising, unique service is focused on transforming your special event fundraising by evolving your special appeal/paddle raise through signature consultation and utilizing top; level fundraising ambassadors to activate your audience, elevate your donors experience and maximize your ROI and donations raised day of and year round.

Who is IHF


Erin Ward

Erin has worked within many areas of fundraising and has made it her life’s mission to study and explore the most effective means of fundraising possible. With over 10 years of fundraising success, helping hundreds of nonprofits raise millions of dollars by creating exceptional donor experiences.  She has a big heart for and background in social change and activism.  She has sat in everyone’s seat in regards to special events and understands the problems and has found solutions to create events that leave donors happy and bank accounts full.  She is very passionate about affecting change in the world.
Being a mission ambassador, professional public speaker, fundraising auctioneer and nonprofit trainer, Erin utilizes a smart, eloquent, energetic approach to engaging donors in the event venue and changing trajectories for organizations in the board room.  As an educated, well cultured and traveled individual with an amazing life story, her empathy and passion allows her to tell amazing stories and inspire hearts to give.

Bobby D. Ehlert 

“eloquent, innovative, entertaining and passionate…” are words often used to describe Bobby D.  His passion for a greater world has led him to a career in being a leader of change. He entered the nonprofit world through stage work as a world champion auctioneer. He realized his passion and skill had a greater purpose. From the stage he works to make everyone in a room feel excited to participate in change. Encouraging donations to flow by driving the mission moments.  He works with, challenges and cures the problems of donor support. Each organization feels his great passion as he advocates for their specific cause.  He has years of experience public speaking and rasing millions of dollars of support for nonprofits nationwide.  His greatest skill comes from all the education and expedrience he has to work not just at an event but in depth consulting before an event.  Driving huge changes to cultivate support before he even takes the stage.  Working together with organizations and boards to exceed their fundraising goals.   BobbyD. speaks at and teaches many expert seminars to other industry people to show them how effective their special appeals can be in changing the world.
Bobby D. creates the perfect mission moment. He works with organizations to find their heart and convey it to their guests.  His greatest moment is when he knows that because of their work together he inspired a guest into a life time supporter of the organization.  Opening their eyes, wallets and hearts to forever be the change.  These goosebump moments are his favorite.