One of the first things I did as ED of EBHO was to hire Laurie Earp and Earp Events & Fundraising. It has been one of the best decisions I have made! We have been working with Laurie now for over 6 years. Our events, fundraising, and organizational visibility have grown and developed dramatically over this time. Laurie just "gets it!" She gets what our organization needs, sets ambitious and realistic goals, and generates excitement and energy to promote our organization's work and our mission for affordable housing. She has an incredible network and contacts for every occasion, sector and issue. Plus, she is so much fun to work with -- her exuberance, her smarts and strategy, and her artistry and creativity. She gets the job done efficiently and effectively, and works to build our own capacity and teamwork at the same time. EBHO is stronger because of her, and we are known for our fantastic and energizing events!

Amie Fishman
Executive Director
East Bay Housing Organizations


Earp Events & Fundraising has put CCH on a whole new level of sophistication! Laurie's organizational skills and fund raising acumen have redefined the nature and scope of our special events. She is a celebrity of her own at CCH!

John Rodenberg, CFRE
Director of Fund Development


Laurie and her staff really do "Know It All". With 16 years experience she can walk you through any event from small and local to large and regional.

Don Stump
President & CEO


Earp Events and Fundraising offers the professionalism, integrity, and leadership that allows our community based organization to achieve our vision of producing a successful annual Street Festival and community fundraiser. Their responsiveness and attention to detail create a structured process our volunteers value. Laurie's team is a genuine partner in our mission to serve this Oakland community.

Daniel Swafford
Board Member
Dimond Improvement Association
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22X Neighborhood Coalition for Positive Change (NCPC)

Laurie is so personable, enthusiastic and well-informed. It was a real pleasure to work with her and her staff on our event. She always provided us with meaningful options and was full of helpful ideas about how to manage our budget restrictions.

Kristin Jeffries
Development Director
TURN - The Utility Reform Network
You're awesome Laurie. You really helped us salvage an event that was going to crash and burn. Thanks. I will always highly recommend you!

Bridget Galka
Oakland Housing Authority
Laurie's expertise, creative detail, and dedication for social equity makes her the best event consultant in the Bay Area. She transformed a potentially mediocre event into a first class production -- and raised money doing it! I highly recommend her services and can't wait to plan another fabulous party with her.

Shauna Porteus
Manager of Fund Development
Resources for Commmunity Development
We could never have planned our event without Laurie. She took care of all details, was flexible in reflecting what we wanted out of the event, and came in ahead of our fundraising goals. She is a pleasure to work with!

Netsy Firestein
Executive Director
Labor Project for Working Families
So the conference... it was phenomenal! We used every bit of advice that you gave us.

Beth Peterson
BPE, Inc.
I just want to say how much I've enjoyed working with you. I appreciate your positive outlook and even-handed approach to every situation. You are responsive and considerate. The success of the program owes a great deal to you and your ability to corral the various interests and agendas into a cohesive program.

Shereen Ash
Fairfax Library/One Book One Marin Committee Member