Do your highest impact work and leave the rest to us!


We help foundations and nonprofits produce impeccable, inspiring events that advance their mission and take the stress of event planning off their plates.

serving the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.


We take care of ALL of your event logistics

so you can spend your time where it matters most:

creating powerful content and connecting with your community.

Why Inspired Events?


Let us help you create an event that is:

  • Seamlessly Organized: Show how much you’ve got your act together, so attendees focus on your services and walk away moved and committed to your mission, not talking about what went wrong.

  • Stress-Free: Invest in a feeling of ease that there is an expert on the job who will take care of the details. Reduce staff stress, feel relieved and excited so you can actually be present and enjoy your event.

  • Inspiring Action: Your events are your best opportunities to deeply connect with and engage your community, supporters and potential donors. Hiring Inspired Events to manage your event logistics means you can your spend time where you offer the most value, like producing quality content, making strategic connections, and inspiring your guests to commit deeply to your cause, NOT worrying about whether the catering is ready or the A/V is working.


At Inspired Events, we believe that events can be an organizing force for social change, and we ONLY work on events that make a difference. From formal awards ceremonies to leadership retreats, philanthropic convenings, policy summits and community wellness fairs, and everything in between, we love helping organizations make a change. We help organizations focused on leadership, civic engagement, social change, community health, equity, immigrant rights, environmental justice, arts and culture.

Jenna Carlsson’s 13 years of work in nonprofits and foundations combined with her detail-oriented project management provides the “glue” non-profits need to produce a seamless event.


"Jenna was wonderful to work with. She is easy going, extremely supportive, and has great attention to detail. Jenna's experience working with non-profits and foundations helped her understand our needs. She was very good at interfacing with our vendors and kept the work running smoothly, which kept us on track and sane."

— Dawne Bear Novicoff, Jim Joseph Foundation 

"When I work with Jenna, I trust that she will do whatever it takes to get the job done. She brings such joy and compassion to this fast paced work, while keeping us focused on our goals and anticipating challenges.” 

— Masha Chernyak, Latino Community Foundation

“Jenna was a joy to work with and on top of every detail. We especially appreciated her calming influence and no-stress approach as she helped us pull off a large event that went even better than we had hoped.”

— Jason Edelstein, Edelstein Public Affairs

About jenna 

Owner Jenna's non-profit background and organized project management offer the perfect combination for your event.

Learn More →

work with us

Increase your impact and reduce your stress. Hire us to plan your next conference, summit or event for social change.

Find Out How →