“The Artisan Auctions Team hit it out of the park. AGAIN!   We already have them booked for next year.

Grace Hollandsworth
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & SW Washington

$810,000 RAISED with Artisan Auctions

 

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KELLY RUSSELL

FOUNDER & FUNDRAISING HOST

Kelly Russell has helped nonprofits and schools raise +$140M in support of great work across the nation.

Kelly leads her passionate team to produce donor-driven events that consistently break goals, and it’s Kelly’s donor-first philosophy and remarkable results that keep clients coming back year after year. 
 

Kelly has one mission: powerful fundraising for positive change.

With her spot on impersonations, it’s no wonder she can be found as hostess and emcee of parties, birthdays, bachelor/ette parties, anniversaries, company events, and shows both large and intimate.

Bolivia has a heart for serving marginalized communities, youth and those living with HIV/AIDS. As a proud member of the LGBTQ Community, this Queen is ready to sparkle, shine and make bid cards fly for your nonprofit organization.

APRIL McCOLLUM

CLIENT COORDINATOR

April helps ensure that clients have an exceptional experience through every step of the auction-planning journey.

When it comes to client proposals, contracts, invoicing, scheduling... Good communication is the name of the game, but April goes above and beyond. April’s superpower is bringing empathy to every interaction.

 

Planning a profitable benefit auction can twirl up its moments of stress, and April’s years working as a Registered Behavior Technician taught her how to meet anyone exactly where they are and find the calm.

April is a tireless expert at multitasking. She’s passionate about health & wellness, a Cross Fit junkie, and the mom of seven energetic kids. Blended families rule!

ALICIA ALLEN

BUSINESS & EVENTS MANAGER

Alicia is an event budgeting GURU and On-Site Coordinator with eyes in the back of her head!

Not only can she overhaul an auction budget so every dollar goes where it should for maximum ROI, but as your on-site event coordinator, she has a knack for seeing (and fixing) every potential pitfall from a mile away.

Originally from Colorado, Alicia is passionate about nonprofits, animal rights, and a huge sports fan.

CHABRE VICKERS

FUNDRAISING HOST

Portland Monthly Magazine called Chabre “one of Portland’s super-connectors,” and there is no mistaking her skill at bringing communities together.

As your Event Emcee, you won’t find anyone more prepared, poised, and polished than Chabre (shuh-BREE).

When Chabre is off stage, she is Wells Fargo & Company’s Community Development Officer, leading their community development initiatives and Community Reinvestment activities.

ANDY LINDBERG

FUNDRAISING HOST

Andy is a lighthearted and thoughtful benefit auctioneer with a super power: Andy knows how to move any crowd to genuinely laugh and smile.

                                              No hard edges here, Andy brings 100% warm fuzzies.

A lifelong performer, Andy is passionate about supporting the arts.

Through years of work with youth development and advocacy organizations like Camp Fire Columbia and Friends of Outdoor School, Andy is quick with a dad joke, and his happy energy will gently pull the right heartstrings at your event.

ALIX ZIMMERMANN

FUNDRAISING HOST

Alix is a quick-witted firecracker who gets a thrill from working with a wide range of inspiring do-gooders.

She has a knack for making new connections feel like old, cherished friends. Always leading with integrity, Alix inspires donors with authentic sweetness and sass. 

Alix takes great pride in her decade-long involvement with the Rose City Rollers, a local non-profit focused on empowerment through sport and inclusion.

Alix is passionate about social justice, equity, inclusivity, and empowerment for all living things.

DALE JOHANNES

FUNDRAISING HOST

Dale can literally sell his socks off. During one spirited auction, a donor offered to buy Dale’s socks right off his feet for $5,000.

Without skipping a beat, he handed over his high-ticket hosiery... and the crowd went wild!

With his 30-year background as a theatre actor, Dale knows how to playfully command a room while inspiring your crowd to bid high with enthusiasm and spontaneity.

Dale has also proudly worked in the field of HIV research and treatment for 24 years and counting. He’s a devoted husband and dad of two — with charm and sparkle to spare.

Dale makes every auction event one that your attendees will enjoy and remember.

BOLIVIA CARMICHAELS

FUNDRAISING HOST

Bolivia has been dazzling crowds in Portland, Oregon since 1995.

DANIEL P. ELLIOTT

FUNDRAISING HOST

Don’t be fooled. Daniel’s crowd-pleasing exuberance is just as vibrant in and out of drag.

 
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OUR EXPERTISE & SKILLS

Virtual Fundraising Events

We hosted 56 virtual events in 2020, and our clients have been consistently breaking their own records, even in a pandemic.

Mission-Driven Hosts

We are Professional Fundraising Hosts who know how to connect with your crowd through virtual.

Live Stream Planning

Create a Live Stream program that seamlessly builds generosity in your guests.

Dynamic Support Team

Our dedicated event staff will ensure that your virtual event goes smoothly from start to finish.

Special Appeal Strategy

Harness the power of the biggest moneymaker of them all. 100% profit.

Chat Room Cheerleaders

Warm up your crowd and set the stage for enthusiastic support of your mission.

LET’S TALK

When you need to solve your virtual event challenges, Artisan Auctions is the fundraising partner who knows how to get you where you want to go. Ask us anything. We’ve seen it all.