Fundraising Tips & Tricks

How to Organize a Virtual Scavenger Hunt Everyone Will Love

In the age of COVID, organizations have had to change up how they throw events. Hosts need to factor in attendee safety while still hosting effective fundraisers, awareness-raising events, and team-building activities to keep moving forward. With in-person events not always an option, virtual scavenger hunts have emerged as a popular and engaging digital event… Read More »



2021 Thought Leadership Virtual Summit Wrap Up

The 2021 Thought Leadership Virtual Summit presented by Artisan Auctions spanned 3-days of virtual learning, networking, and community building for nonprofit fundraisers from across the country. The shift to the virtual event space in the spring of 2020 forced us as fundraisers to redefine the traditional ballroom gala event. As we look ahead into the… Read More »


TREND SPOTLIGHT: Small Donors Are Giving Big

The recent surge in small, individual donations may shape the future of nonprofit fundraising. So how do you capitalize on it? As the pandemic swelled in 2020, so did generosity from everyday people. GivingTuesday reported an 11% increase in participation small donors (those who gave gifts of less than $500)—a marked change from previous years,… Read More »


Reserve A Course NOW for Next Years Golf Event

Golf tournaments make a timely and profitable summer fundraiser—but courses fill up fast. We can’t believe it’s already August, either! Time flies in the summer months as fundraising professionals prepare for upcoming fall and winter events, so it’s easy to overlook plans for next year. But if you’re planning to host a golf tournament fundraiser… Read More »


How to Sell MORE Sponsorships for Virtual or Hybrid Events

Make it more than a transaction—offer sponsors tons of valuable and rewarding ways to get in front of people in their community. Sponsors at live fundraising events are accustomed to certain benefits—banners in a ballroom, a table and dinner for their guests, sometimes on-stage recognition. Selling sponsorships in the era of virtual and hybrid events… Read More »


Mastering Your Virtual or Hybrid Event: Exciting Live Auctions & Appeals – pt. 2

How do you simulate the thrilling, contagious energy of an in-person, live appeal when some guests are behind a screen? Even with groundbreaking advances in technology and streaming, virtual events still bring an inherent distance between the action and the viewers. And great live auctions depend on the energy in the room, a spirit of… Read More »


Mastering Your Virtual or Hybrid Event: A Program that Keeps Guests Smiling – pt.1

Throughout the pandemic, fundraisers have struggled to engage online donors with the cause. But embracing low-cost technological solutions can help. During the transition to virtual events, nonprofit event planners simply didn’t have a playbook. A purely online fundraiser with a livestream, a remote auction and a virtual donation appeal was new to almost everyone—there were… Read More »


Holding a Golf Tournament This Summer? Here are our Top Reminders!

Golf tournaments are a fantastic fundraising solution to ongoing pandemic problems.     Social distancing     Plenty of circulation     Outside during the best time of year Whether it’s your first outdoor fundraiser or your fiftieth, we wanted to put together a quick list for you of last-minute tips, tricks, and most importantly, awesome ideas for raising even more… Read More »