About Ripple Event Marketing

So why the name Ripple Event Marketing, you ask?

I am a huge proponent of making small changes. Small changes help you see results quickly and grow momentum. In short, small changes create a ripple effect. I want to be your guide as you implement small changes that lead to big results.

Over the years I have helped many nonprofits grow their fundraising events. When I first started working with clients, they were overwhelmed and didn’t know how to proceed. Together we streamlined their events using best practices and instituted repeatable systems and processes. Those systems helped my clients progressively increase attendance, raise more money and build awareness each year. I am incredibly proud of, and profoundly grateful to, my clients for being willing to make those changes.

If I can help you make one small change (a drop in the water) to how you plan or structure your event, I know that one small change has the potential to create a ripple effect. What do you say? Will you join me in taking a small step?

About Me

  • My name is Alicia but friends and family call me Lish.

  • My last name is pronounced Bar-uh-guh or just Bar-guh

  • I have been planning nonprofit events in the Twin Cities since 2012. I now teach nonprofits how to produce their own event.

  • My drink of choice is a decaf Americano (daytime), and a Bloody Mary (anytime).

  • I have eclectic taste in music. Depending on my mood for the day, I listen to jazz, reggae, 80s hair bands, blues, Garth Brooks-style country, 90s rap and pop tunes. In my Instagram posts I typically include the Pandora station I’m listening to that day.   

  • I have a degree in marketing but I consider myself a lifelong student.  I love keeping up on event industry trends and learning tips for running a business whenever I can.

  • My new favorite way of learning is through podcasts. Some of my favorites are Building a Story Brand with Donald Miller, Online Marketing Made Easy by Amy Porterfield and The Goal Digger Podcast by Jenna Kutcher.


Alicia Baraga


My sweet girl, Shadow.