Trace Kingham

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TRACE is a seasoned event strategist with an expertise in helping nonprofit organizations improve event outcomes. Trace has over 25-years of experience developing the vision, strategies, and standards for organizations looking to improve their event experiences or looking to create something bold and new. Trace founded Kingham Signature Events in June 2014. In this short amount of time relocating to Tampa Bay, he has been producing events for many widely recognized local and global organizations, such as SYKES Enterprises, Inc., Heart Gallery of Tampa, Girls Scouts of West Central Florida and the National American Red Cross, just to name a few. Trace and his family relocated to Tampa Bay for his husband’s career move to Moffitt Cancer Center from Columbus, Ohio. Prior to forming his own firm in Ohio, Trace worked for Limited Brands as an Event Manager. He started his career in events with the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association Foundation in Miami, Florida before working as an Event Manager for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio. Trace and his husband have two adopted sons and Trace currently sits on the board of the Heart Gallery of Pinellas and Pasco, which supports finding forever homes for at-risk youth in the foster care system.
The biggest question I get from nonprofits I meet, “What is the biggest contributing factor to the success of a fundraising event?” And I would answer, “Managing time and focusing on a strategy plan that gives you and your...
When planning a fundraiser for a nonprofit organization it’s important to analyze your NonProfit Event Revenue Streams. In your analysis, you can uncover ways to maximize funds being raised and offer guests varying price points to participate. But not...
When planning a fundraiser for a nonprofit organization it’s important to analyze your NonProfit Event Revenue Streams. In your analysis, you can uncover ways to maximize funds being raised and offer guests varying price points to participate. But not...
With the Holidays quickly approaching, we thought we would share some common event pitfalls you can use to plan a successful celebration. Avoid these and you’re sure to be voted the “best party host” this Holiday Season! (FYI –...
When it comes to planning corporate and non-profit events, it takes valuable time and resources for an organization to produce a successful experience. It can cost even more, i.e. reputation and revenue, if you don’t avoid these top seven...
Co-Authored by Cylie Svartoien When you have a local repeat event with a consistent audience, it’s easy to get comfortable and rely on tactics that have worked before. However, if you want to keep your audience’s attention and attendance, it’s critical...
Producing large events is thrilling. The biggest thrill for me, however, is not the event size, but the human connections that an event creates on any scale large or small. With social media, technology, demands at work and family...
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