There are many ways to fundraise, some organizations rely on fundraising for a big chunk of their revenues, some such as CSCI aren't fundraising focused at all. In any case, fundraising takes a lot of time and relationship building.
Online auctions are fantastic because they are lower risk than an in-person auction for a small organization. People can bid when and where they are comfortable. Many online auction items can be services with the skills of existing volunteers and local businesses. CSCI has used 32 Auctions , which provides a free auction service for up to 20 items, and reasonable fees for larger auctions. Share with friends, on Linkedin, social media, via email. We found auctions also increased awareness of our organization as well and even garnered a few new volunteers!