Kate Gude Special Events

Client Testimonials

When we had to cancel our annual event just three weeks before it was to be held, Kate helped us to pivot to an online event – something none of us had done before. Kate brought in a new team to handle it and we ended up doing better than ever thanks to Kate’s many creative ideas. She helped with many aspects from setting goals and milestones to getting some of the auction items to appearing live in the studio where we streamed the event. Kate is a leader as well as organizer. She will keep you moving and focused, so your event is a great success. She is a pleasure to work with.
Kate helped us become and stay organized around our event. For example, she introduced us to effective software tools that help us before, during and after the event to get the most out of it. That is just one way in which Kate’s resourcefulness has helped us to be successful in fundraising.

-Mikel Cook, Global OffSite Care

Kate Gude is an extraordinary talented Event Planner/Coordinator who is total hands on with amazing skills that provided excellent results!
Kate created and managed all aspects of our recent virtual fundraising auction which exceeded our expectations. She also clearly communicated activity, updates and results in a in an effective manor! We have no hesitation in continuing her excellent service as our Event Manager!

-Kimo-Jim Becker, VP Global TeleMedicineProjects, Global OffSite Care, Rotary Club of Hilo -District 5000

An extraordinarily talented multi-tasker, Kate can develop a concept and run with it. She’s a great communicator who works well with all  involved, whether CEO, senior manager or volunteer. Kate makes every event exceptional through her creativity, high performance standards and management skills.

-Rebecca Harrington, The Leadership Institute

Kate is terrific at conceptualizing an event and carrying out the details. You can trust her to do exactly what she promises, on time and within budget. She takes the worry away.

-Alan Sandler, Architectural Foundation San Francisco

Kate was a big help with the guest registration for our first ever virtual event.
She helped us create the online registration platform, create notifications for participants and worked with our auctioneer to help the process run smoothly.
We’d love to use her again!

-Maureen Garrett, Peninsula Bridge

Kate put together Wild Fete, our first full-scale fundraising event on the West Coast and one that helped establish us in a very important market. She is incredibly attentive to detail and goes above and beyond expectations. Quite simply, she’s the best!

-Rachel White, World Wildlife Fund

Your work for Global Offsite Care has been exceptional, at least from our view!

-Dr. Harry Richardson, Attendee,
Pinot & Pizza Virtual Benefit Auction

In the competitive world of San Francisco non-profit fundraising, Kate constantly creates new marketing ideas to help organizations sell out events and achieve the best returns. Her enthusiasm is contagious.

-Laura King Pfaff, Bonhams & Butterfields

Kate Gude is a consummate events planner. She brings high standards to the task at hand. Her knowledge and community contacts are extensive. Any organization would be lucky to have her on board for any important special event.

-Beth Harris Hoenninger, Commonwealth Club of California

You’ll want to be part of Kate Gude’s team. Thanks to her exceptional management skills, she can handle just about every situation imaginable. Her attention to detail is phenomenal.

-Jackie Romney, San Francisco Asian Art Museum

No one knows better than you that we could not have done our virtual event without you!! You were so patient and kind with me every step of the way. I know that there must have been days when you shuddered to see my name pop up in your in-box, but you never let it show. You had so many different pieces to juggle. I still don’t know how you did it all.
You also did a masterful job promoting the silent auction. I am sure you inspired many bids!

-Kathy Chiverton, Executive Director, Discovery Counseling Center of the San Ramon Valley
An Evening of Laughter & Music Virtual benefit for the Discovery Counseling Center, October 22, 2020