Episode 7: featuring Jeff Dowler of Optimal Giving and Dave Elhof of Elhoff Wealth

This week on Rise UP Radio we had the privilege of sitting down with a leader who has given his life and work to building bridges between the non-profit and business sectors.  To empower non-profits in achieving their unique missions Jeff founded Optimal Giving, giving them better access to a technological and connected generation.  He has been in the payment processing and mobile industries for over 15 years and has been involved with non-profits since his early twenties as a volunteer, advisor, co-founder, consultant and board member.  Optimal Giving is passionate about helping Nonprofit organizations have more available funding to further their Mission and Cause and helping them avoid spending too much money on fundraising software, credit card fees and CRM. Combining affordable, mobile and web-based fundraising solutions with low-cost payment processing and convenient communication tools, Optimal Giving helps Nonprofits raise more funds and keep more of what they raise — so they can reach more people and change more lives.

Dave Elhoff is not your typical financial planner. In fact Dave, of Elhoff Wealth Strategies, Inc. considers himself a Financial Thought Doctor, teaching you to think a layer deeper on how money really works.  His passion his to teach people how to think as opposed to what to think. Especially when it comes to financial decisions.  Dave believes a financial plan must reflect the stage of life its owner is in: whether purchasing a first home, financing a child’s college education or planning for retirement. A plan must reflect its owner’s personal or business situation, and highlight those financial products that best fit it. A custom-tailored financial plan must also be continually reviewed to measure its achievements against stated aims, and ensure the owner is comfortable everything is moving forward according to plan. 


  1. Work with Optimal Giving for your fundraising needs. 

  2. Text Kit to 619.548.0965 to get free financial planning resources from Elhoff Wealth Strategies.