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.

Take My Money. Please!

Brett Golden



Brett Golden is a tomato plant murderer and non-profit dilettante with too many ideas. He is fabulously under-qualified to speak on this subject. In his free time, he enjoys falling off his bicycle.

Old school: You give money. Non-profits use it. Change happens. Simple, right? Too bad it doesn't always work. New school: You give money. You stay involved. Non-profits work with you. You help them make change happen. New models for social and environmental initiatives have popped up across the country, even here in Bend. They've moved non-profits towards for-profit business models, and they're helping you to do more with your money. A quick look at how changing the world might mean both changing how we give money and changing what happens once we give it.



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