Meet and Greet: Rick Miller
Founder of Fund Your Org, a company that helps nonprofits maximize their fundraising opportunities and events
Name: Rick Miller
Known for: Founding Fund Your Org, a company that helps nonprofits maximize their fundraising opportunities and events, in 2014. In 2018, Miller and his staff worked more than 100 events at which they helped area nonprofits raise more than $15 million.
How is Fund Your Org different from other auctioneer companies?
Most auction companies simply supply an auctioneer or auction team, and while they may be good, they aren’t professional nonprofit fundraisers. We dive deep into the nonprofit’s story and community impact, so we can share their mission effectively. Second, we reverse-engineer the financial aspects of the organization’s event. This gives the nonprofit a roadmap to success.
Third, we provide fundraising consulting throughout the event-planning process. Fourth, we match the nonprofit with the most unique experiences and auction opportunities that we sell at their events, which yield huge returns. Lastly, we have world-class auction teams that deliver exceptional results the night of the event.
What are your five-year goals for the company?
To work with 1,000 nonprofits annually. Our goal over the next 10 years is to raise $1 billion for nonprofits throughout the U.S. We will do that by showing them there is a more efficient and effective way to conduct fundraising events.