Fundraising Tips & Tricks


Engaging Golf Events

How to Host Engaging Golf Fundraising Events

Golf fundraising events are great for golf enthusiasts, but this great auction idea offers something for everyone at your event. Putter or Purse is a great little revenue booster for any golf fundraising event—it’s easy to add to your existing plans, and the two very different prize options means there’s something to get excited about… Read More »


Planning A Fundraising Event

Planning a Fundraising Event? You Need a Plan B.

There was no playbook for planning a fundraising event during a pandemic. Now two years in, nonprofits need to be prepared for anything. Once upon a time, much of the nonprofit industry leaned on annual in-person benefit events to meet budget requirements. Then the pandemic revealed some critical gaps in our standard fundraising strategies. Luckily,… Read More »


Earth Day tips to host an Eco Friendly Gala

6 Ways to Host An Eco-Friendly Gala Event

Celebrate Earth Day by making a few small—but important—alterations to host an eco-friendly event. If you’ve ever helped clean up after a big gala, you know just how much waste can come out of your average fundraiser. It’s no easy task to put on a major event, and often, environmentally-conscious practices aren’t always at the… Read More »


State of Non-profit Fundraising Report 2022

Nonprofit Fundraising Saw Major Changes in 2021

Among other insights, Greater Giving’s annual The State of Nonprofit Fundraising report reveals that despite uncertainty, nonprofits are overcoming obstacles and feeling more confident going into 2022. 2020 was consumed with a pandemic, strict restrictions on in-person contact, and a suffering economy. The State of Nonprofit Fundraising 2021 revealed that more than 60% of nonprofits… Read More »


Summer Fundraising Revenue Stream ideas

Here’s How to Boost Your Summer Fundraising Revenue Stream

How high-tech tools and some creative thinking can turn a slow fundraising season into a regular revenue stream. The nonprofit industry has typically relied on Fall and Spring fundraising galas for event revenue, but the last two years have left some gaps. Nonprofits are returning to big, in-person galas this spring. However, many are still… Read More »


Fundraising Team back in the office

Is now the time for Corporate Outreach?

As more companies and their employees return to the office, now is the time for nonprofits to engage in corporate outreach. Begin your corporate outreach to previous partners and prospects now. By reaching out early you can ensure that your contacts are up-to-date, and your nonprofit is at the top of mind for corporate events…. Read More »



6 Website Elements to Include to Drive Year Round Donations

Include these elements to keep donors engaged and maintain a steady stream year round donations. Nonprofit calendars usually experience “ups” and “downs”. The “up” months include the year-end giving season, where donors are inspired to make their last tax-deductible donations for the year. This is also the time when many organizations host their year-end gala… Read More »


Tips For Unlocking Hidden Dollars at Your Next Fundraising Event

Every fundraising event has the potential to exceed your goals. At Artisan Auctions, we like to call that potential “Hidden Dollars”. Hidden dollars exist in all facets of your fundraising event, whether it be virtual, live, hybrid, from your appeal story to your auction items and more. It’s important to unlock that potential at every… Read More »