About Ignite

If you had 5 minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds?

Around the world geeks have been putting together Ignite nights to enlighten us – quickly.

Feeding the 5,000

Donna Jacobsen

Family Kitchen


Mom, Development Director, Youth Director, Marketing Professional, Entrepreneur, Corporate World Expatriate, Jacobsen was absolutely petrified of speaking in front of large groups of people until forcing herself to be the spokesperson for her company's Recreation Committee. Then came corporate training presentations and community theater and now, the piece de resistance, IGNITE BEND!

Family Kitchen serves over 5,000 meals a month during seven meals a week. Over 250 volunteers and some fabulous nonprofit partnerships (NeighborImpact, Mosaic Medical, ICON City to mention a few) help make it happen, yet there is still some magic "ju-ju" in pulling off a feat this tremendous on a day-to-day basis. In five minutes, using 20 slides, I will give away all of our secrets so that you, too, can feed the multitudes! Prepare to be amazed.



Next Event

Ignite Bend ​15
​2018 TBA
Doors open at 6:00pm
Tower Theater - Bend, OR
Admission is always FREE

Tickets will be available two weeks prior to the event.


We're looking for sponsors for Ignite Bend! Please download a Sponsor Packet or check out the Sponsorships page for details.

Flame Sponsors

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Ember Sponsors

Berg Real Estate Brokers


Home System Solutions

Wanderlust Tours

Alpenglow Vacation Rentals

The Village Baker

Anjou Spa

Spark Sponsors



Multimedia Partner

Hand In Hand Productions

Media Partner

The Source Weekly

Other Partners


Mug Revolution


Mt. Bachelor

Connexion Printing

Jill Rosell Photography


Thanks to these businesses for supporting Ignite Bend!

Ideasmith • Silver Moon Brewing • Hot Box Betty • Where To Eat Guide • Dahlia's Consigment • Sara Bella Upcycled • Hypnotherapy Healing • Humm Kombucha • Robbie Bianchi • Café Sintra • Bellatazza • Spa W