Blake Goldsmith

Sponsorship & Board Of Director Development

Blake Goldsmith owns Extraordinary Events and has provided full service marketing and management to over 50 nonprofits and foundations in the Baltimore Washington area. Blake Goldsmith has owned and managed Extraordinary Events for 20 years and produced over 100 million dollars of special events. Extraordinary Events services provide Event Marketing, Management, and Production for Nonprofit Fundraising, Corporate Grand Openings, Concerts, Races, Product Launches, and Anniversary Celebrations.

The process begins with theme conceptualization, invitation design, database development, and budget management. The next phase involves securing sponsorship , PR, and community support. The final production phase secures catering, video production, and creative magic moments.

This experiential marketing is designed to create ROI and community engagement on your event.

In 1983 Blake purchased a catering business that catered high end weddings and corporate events. In 1995 they expanded their model to a full service event company. Their events often focus on business and community development like fundraising, grand openings, product launches, conventions, and seminars.

His "aha moment" came after volunteering to produce a fundraising gala that had been floundering. Blake made over $150,000 "net profit" for the "nonprofit". All of their sponsors and vendors were very happy. For the last 23 years Extraordinary Events has provided event marketing, management, and production services for nonprofits and corporate clients. These services are ROI based and include sponsorship sales,online registration, graphic & stage design, catering, lighting, props, and media activation.

Career Timeline:

  • 1983: Purchased a Catering Business
  • 1987: Founded Catering Association of Maryland
  • 1991: President of Retail Business District 2000 members
  • 1992: Opened a Restaurant
  • 1993: Catering Sales increased from $200,000 to $3 million
  • 1996: Founded Extraordinary Events
  • 1997: Expanded into fullscale Event Production & Marketing
  • 2008: Developed Project Template to track Marketing ROI