Secure donors for the long haul

Your fundraising banquet is a job interview. The applicant is you. The boss is the audience. Why should he or she hire you to save children from abortion?

That’s the question you must answer and the sooner you get to it the better.

  • Besides being a great communicator, your guest speaker should do three things for you.

    First, he should give a passionate financial appeal at the close of his speech. That means asking for money and walking people through the response card. Second, he should enthusiastically meet and greet your guests both before and after the banquet. If your banquet is two hours, he’s on the clock for all of it. No hiding out in the green room! Third, he should highlight your ministry rather than his own.

  • LTI can help!

    We’ll deliver a keynote address that will move donors from merely feeling bad about abortion to actually doing something about it. We’ll challenge them to love their unborn neighbors right there in their own communities through the work of your pregnancy center or right to life group. And we’ll connect with your people!

“We had something happen that we have never experienced and it was something that you can’t put a price tag on—six pro-choice people specifically told us they rethought their stands on abortion and some of them are now pro-life! Our total raised at this point is $246,000—which comes to $351 per person, one of our best nights ever. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!…The banquet was absolutely awesome! Scott Klusendorf did a fantastic job and was so easy to work with. I was very thankful for how he mingled and talked with the guests. We have received many comments that Scott was the best speaker that we have ever had! He handled everything perfectly!”

Faye Hill President and CEO, Low Country Pregnancy Center
Charleston, SC

“Mike Spencer was an absolute pleasure to work with. He is a master of the art of communication. Mike and I spoke several times before our annual banquet, as his desire to understand our ministry and goals were paramount to his eloquent apologetics presentation of the why of being pro-life the night of our event. This banquet was one of our best, not just because we exceeded our fundraising goal, but because Mike is a humble and sincere man gifted by the Lord. Mike helped us glorify God – our most important ministry goal at Aspire. We will definitely have him back!”

Linda Trask Executive Director, Aspire Women's Center
Laconia, New Hampshire

It is with great enthusiasm we recommend Seth Gruber as a banquet or other event speaker. Seth is an articulate and engaging speaker whose appeal to our guests was all at once articulate and compelling, ending with Seth writing out his own check to the ministry. Seth’s presentation was both interesting and academic, appealing to a wide range of people.

While Seth was hired for his ability to clearly articulate both the vision and needs of pro-life organizations, his time spent speaking at a local school, and his ability to engage guests both before and after our banquet will have long term results in the success of our ministry to unborn babies and their parents. Seth is more than a gifted speaker, he is a young man raised in the pro-life movement with a heart for the unborn and their families, and a heart for Jesus Christ too!

Bridgit Smith Executive Director, Pregnancy Care Center of Lawrence

“Mike Spencer was an eloquent, enthusiastic and dynamic speaker whose stories and presentation moved our audience in powerful ways. Significant funds were raised and donors caught the vision for our pregnancy center as never before. Mike understands the core issues of the pro-life message as few other speakers do, and is able to communicate those in a brilliant way. Many commented after the banquet about the tremendous impact Mike’s message had on them personally. We were extremely happy with Mike and whole-heartedly recommend him to others!”

Mike Brady Executive Director, Birth Choice of San Marcos, California

We just had our banquet a few days ago and had a newcomer, Seth Gruber. AMAZING! He hit one out of the ballpark! Almost EVERY single response card commented on him as their favorite part of the event. One man wrote that he was pro-choice but that Seth’s presentation changed him to pro-life.

He was clear, articulate, engaging and compassionate. He also did the appeal. He did a great job on that, too, transitioning seamlessly from the presentation to the ask. He stayed on time and he was readily available to connect with us before the event.

Jeanette Kuiphof President, Women's Pregnancy Care Clinic (Whittier | Pasadena)

“Mike’s message met our mission and was encouraging and motivating. One attendee commented afterward, “I’ve waited all my life to hear someone say the things he said!” The following Sunday, we were unexpectedly blessed as our pastor (who attended the banquet) delivered a passionate message on the protection of life. What an encouragement to see immediate results! We hope to have Mike back in the future!”

Paula Valesky Citizen for Life, Crawford County Citizens for Life
Eric, Pennsylvania

Seth knocked it out of the park at our annual fundraising banquet last week. He was articulate, engaging and related to every age group in attendance. His obvious passion to speak on behalf of the unborn and encourage Christians to be more involved in standing up for pro-life issues was infectious and encouraging.

He went from the presentation to the pledge challenge seamlessly. This banquet turned out to be our best fundraiser ever!

With out a doubt, I highly recommend Seth as your next banquet or event speaker. Act quickly, because I am sure this young man is becoming very much in demand.

Mary Ann Ambroselli Executive Director, Ventura County Pregnancy Center

“Mike Spencer was a pleasure to work with. His communication and people skills are excellent. His attention to detail and his desire to understand our ministry to provide the best possible presentation was greatly appreciated. Mike is an inspiring speaker that had our attendees talking long after the event was over. Not only is Mike a godly man with a passion to promote pro-life, but he is a professional seeking to honor God in all he does. I highly recommend Mike Spencer as a speaker at any type of pro-life related event or organization.”

Brandy Aschliman Executive Director, Helping Hands Pregnancy Resource Center
Bluffton, Indiana

For decades, there has been a crying need in the pro-life movement for leaders and speakers who are warm and compassionate, intelligent and articulate about the issue of abortion, and uncompromising in the stand they take. Seth Gruber is such a man. I was deeply moved when I had the honor of hearing him speak recently and I thank God for young people like him. I stand fully and enthusiastically behind his crucial ministry and pray he gets numerous chances to speak, minister and serve on behalf of the life of the unborn human persons in our midst.

J.P. Moreland Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, Co-Author of Body and Soul

“Mike was powerfully effective at making a case for life.  He was loving and compassionate, yet spoke with authority and precision.  We were in awe of his words. This truly was one of our most successful banquets ever. God moved in people’s hearts to give more than ever, close to $82,000!”

Rita Willoughby Pregnancy Resource Center Employee
Pregnancy Resource Center of SW Oklahoma

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