Meet Jessi

Jessi Bauer-Phipps knows first-hand how difficult it is to balance a nonprofit development role with the added responsibility of coordinating fundraising events. As a nonprofit employee and volunteer for over 10 years, she found herself wearing multiple hats and getting bogged down in the details.

In 2018, Jessi founded her woman-owned event planning company. Working in events since 2005, she has experience planning large multi-day conferences for hundreds of corporate attendees as well as fundraisers of all scopes and sizes. Jessi is here to help alleviate your event planning burden, increase your organization’s efficiency, and free up your time so that you can focus on the big-picture.

Jessi has always had a passion for helping non-profit organizations. Raised by a single mom with very little money, she benefited from several charities growing up. Her first pair of eyeglasses were funded by the Lions Club. She attended summer camp on scholarship. Her family even received free Christmas gifts one year. Jessi recognizes she would not be where she is today without the help and generosity of others. Now, she is called to pay it forward and to work with organizations that help others.

Jessi provides Mission-Driven Event Planning services so nonprofits can spend less time worrying about their events and more time carrying out their own mission. Working together, they are Joined By Purpose.



Has more than 15 years planning events of all types and sizes.


Gets excited about things like registration lists, seating charts, contracts and other details that drive most people crazy!

Problem Solver

A self-proclaimed logistics nerd, excels at problem-solving, loves puzzles, and figuring out how to make everything fit together.


Prepared to go above and beyond to honor her commitments and exceed expectations.

Purposeful Events Created For 


“Trust, integrity, communication, and organization cumulatively describe my experience contracting with Joined By Purpose. I came to know Jessi’s positive spirit, passion for event planning, and innate ability to organize and handle many pressing priorities. Her confidence, curiosity and communication skills were also well known to me at the time I contracted with her to assure the success of Hebron House’s annual gala. I couldn’t trust someone more, well, as a person first but also as an event planner!”

Annette ‘AJ’ Simms, Interim Executive Director

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Joined By Purpose strives to help organizations carry out their purpose. Focus on what you do best and leave the details to us.

As a mission-driven event planning company, our goal is to help your organization do what you do better and enable you to dedicate more time to delivering quality services.