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J. Skeldon Consulting Partners is a Woman-owned consulting firm offering SOLUTIONS to invigorate organizations’ community footprint and disrupt traditional communication and marketing strategies.

Founder Jen Skeldon experienced firsthand the hurdles, interruptions, and lack of resources nonprofit and small organizations encountered while struggling to deliver services to the community. Jen watched organization-after-organization pull staff from their primary responsibilities to fulfill roles planning events, fundraising, and marketing. Many organizations saw this practice as their only option with a modest budget to hire someone full-time: there had to be a better way.

Jen leveraged her professional experience and motivation to bring solutions to nonprofit and community-focused organizations and launched Attend Events, LLC, in 2014 and J. Skeldon Consulting Partners in 2019.

Attend Events assists organizations in bringing mission-driven events and outreach by maximizing resources through strategic partnerships, creative design, and tools for future growth.

Attend Events has assisted organizations in raising over a million dollars through special events and fundraising initiatives.


solution stories

feedback from community invigorators

“Jen Skeldon is buttoned up, connected, and passionate about powering growth for the benefit of nonprofits and the community. Jen focuses on cultivating rich, productive relationships from event planning to fundraising. Jen and her team helped us elevate our growing nonprofit by sharing proven strategies and creating a plan for us to grow based on our unique mission and goals. Most importantly, Jen and her team helped us successfully execute that plan. Looking forward to our next project.”

Carly Cares

Heather Unsinger, President, Carly Cares

“Having worked with event planners before, I thought I knew what to expect when contracting with Jen to coordinate the Avenues for Autism 9 & Wine FORE Autism and Party IS! Event. I quickly realized Jen was not satisfied with simply coordinating an event but was passionate about creating an experience focused on our mission and values. Her talent for understanding our long-term vision, desired impact, and ability to bring together people working towards a shared mission not only helped us create an amazing event experience for all but also helped us develop new community partners and a broader audience supporting our work.”

Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism

Catina Harding, MSW, Community Advocate

“Over the past two years, OSAPĀ  has worked closely with Jen Skeldon to host large-scale events on behalf of our state association. We work with a contingency of meeting planners, event specialists, and industry leaders with very high expectations. Not once have we felt that Jen or J. Skeldon Consulting Partners and Events didn’t meet or even exceed these expectations. Jen understands her clients’ needs and those of the shareholders they serve. She develops targeted, multi-tiered strategies that capture the client’s desires while also elevating the participants’ experiences.”

Ohio Society of Association Professionals

Jarrod A. Clabaugh, CAE

President & CEO, Ohio Society of Association Professionals


Chief Solutions Officer

Jen Skeldon

Jen Skeldon brings over twenty-five years of experience working with organizations to deliver mission-driven programming, events, and outreach to the community.

Jen’s expertise has helped organizations maximize resources and raise over a million dollars through special events, fundraising initiatives, concerts, lecture series, galas, golf outings, and virtual events. Together with partners, Jen has hosted recording artists, TV and film personalities, authors, comedians, and pro athletes, including bestselling author and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and University of Michigan Head Football Coach Jim Harbaugh.

Additionally, Jen’s clients and partners include global Appendix Cancer and Pseudomyxoma Peritonei patient and caregiver support network PMP Pals, Junior Achievement of Northwestern Ohio, United Way of Northwest Ohio Women’s Initiative, Avenues for Autism (Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism), Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE), Legal Aid of Western Ohio (LAWO), Carly Cares benefitting children with rare genetic diseases and Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria, Aurora Project serving homeless women and children in Northwest Ohio, Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, and YWCA of Toledo.

For a complete list, see FRIENDS + PARTNERS + IMPACT MAKERS.

Committed to her community, Jen actively serves and supports many organizations, including United Way Women’s Initiative supporting Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, Susan G. Komen NWO Race for the Cure, Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio, Pi Beta Phi Ohio Epsilon Alumnae Chapter, and the University of Toledo Alumni Affiliate. Jen proudly holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education from The University of ToledoGO ROCKETS!

Lifelong Ohioan Jen was born and raised in the number one Best Coastal Small Town, 2023, Sandusky, Ohio. Jen is married to Mark Skeldon, a plaintiff attorney practicing personal injury and consumer law. Jen and Mark are the proud parents of daughters Meghan and Kate.