If you’re an artist or have artistic friends or acquaintances such as photographers, painters, jewelry makers, print makers or creative types specializing in any other medium, ask if they would donate a piece for an auction supporting your cause. Find a space to host the event, ideally a gallery, cafe or gymnasium, and buy drinks and appetizers to serve to your guests. Be sure to have plenty of collateral about your cause as well as a donation station with a laptop displaying your campaign page. Allow people time to walk around, chat, learn about your cause and enjoy the art, but eventually transition into an auction portion of the night, with winners paying via your online campaign. You could even run a silent auction alongside a live auction, saving the most expensive pieces for the live portion.