by Edited by Lisa A. Grimaldi | February 17, 2012

Do-it-yourself nametag stationSamantha Swaim, owner of Portland, Ore.-based Samantha Swaim Fundraising (, has incorporated DIY themes into events and fundraisers to get attendees more engaged. At check-in, guests are encouraged to make their own name tag at a craft table. Attendees also must create centerpieces from piles of craft materials on their tables. The DIY-feel is further enhanced by elements including invitations and décor designed by local artists and crafters.