50-50 Raffle

Fundraiser Ideas

A 50-50 raffle is the most basic of raffles. All you do is sell tickets to the raffle, combine the money and award 50% of the combined money to the person who holds the winning ticket and 50% of the money to your organization. A 50-50 raffle takes next to no planning and you don’t even need to buy prizes ahead of time. There are plenty of events at which you could hold a 50-50 raffle to increase your fundraiser’s profits. A cake auction.

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Silent Auction Software For Non Profit Fundraisers Silent & Live Auctions

The Biddery Blog

AuctionStar ® is the only retail software that has used patented bar-coded methods to preswipe credit cards, place bids and checkout guests at auction events Auction 123 is a silent auction software program designed specifically for your silent auction event. It brings together all of your paperwork for your silent auction vendors, inventory and bidders and makes managing your silent auction easy and enjoyable. Tags: Silent Auction Software

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Road to the Red Carpet Silent Auction Gala

The Biddery Blog

Throughout the evening guests will have the opportunity to practice their best celebrity poses at one of the glamorous photo ops as well as peruse one-of-a-kind raffle and silent auction items. event ideas charity auction news

Go Team Go! Live Auction Action!

The Biddery Blog

During a live auction in San Diego, the bidding got going with the help of a couple board members and their daughters. Splendidly dressed, they stood near the stage as the auctioneer worked the crowd. Ideas: Ask your local beauty pageant winners to act as goodwill ambassador greeters during guest arrivals and to accompany the auctioneer as your charity cheer team. Dressed up for an elegant dinner, they can encourage raffle / drawing sales and live bidding!

HELP! Silent Auction Problems You May Encounter

The Biddery Blog

If no winner can be found, keep it aside for guests who may ask about unsold items or for use in another fundraiser like a raffle. I’ve also seen some success by placing it in the live auction. Make it known that no bids will be taken after the auction is closed. When the auction closes and your staff removes bid sheets to be settled, have them quickly remove them from the table to avoid “snipe” bidders who try to sneak in. I didn’t bid on this!

Silent Auction Guide: Solicitation Letter

The Biddery Blog

Develop a sexy solicitation letter to request a donation for your auction/raffle. Historically, best selling items based on the Biddery Travel Dining Beauty Products and Services Personalized Items or Offers from Board Members (or students if having a school auction Include your logo, 501c3 or tax ID information, brief description about your organization and event and an explanation on what the funds raised will be used for.

Cool Ideas for Class Items for a School Auction

The Biddery Blog

If your school has a fundraising event with an auction, you may already ask classes to provide something to be auctioned. Add raffle prizes as an additional source of revenue or include a raffle ticket with admission to encourage event sales.

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#FUNDRAISING: Maximizing Your Organization’s Return on Fundraising Events

Non Profit Marketing 360

After all, we all know about the golf tournaments, the silent auctions, the galas and the walk/run events. We’ve all worked with fundraising committees to make what seems like that 1,000th call for that 100 th silent auction item. label auction items. arrange auction items. Yet another raffle. We are pleased to welcome back Susan Emfinger of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. For her previous posts on institutional fundraising, please click here.

5 Tips + 25 Ideas + 3 Tools to Take Your Nonprofit Events Virtual In the Age of Coronavirus – #NPCOVID19

J Campbell Social Marketing

You will still need to solicit auction items, get sponsors excited, sell “tickets” and more. All auctions and raffles are open for bidding. . 5 PM: Gateway staff 70s karaoke challenge and silent auction showcase. 6 PM: Vintage recipe demonstration and raffle drawings — find out live on-air if you won! 7 PM: Auctions close, Fund A Need begins. The coronavirus pandemic is sweeping across the globe.

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10 Charity Fundraising Events to Raise Large Amounts of Money

Fundraiser Ideas

Automobile raffle. As this is a big ticket raffle , publicize it in newspapers, the radio and the Internet to maximize raffle ticket sales. Charity auction. Gather donations from local businesses and supporters of your cause for a silent auction fundraiser. Make it a live auction with an enthusiastic auctioneer spurring bidders on for more fun and funds! Add raffle items or a 50-50 raffle to raise even more money.

Credit Card Processing for a Fundraising Campaign

A Small Change

This will allow you to: accept online donations, process registrations and ticket sales on your fundraising website, and sell more products, auction items, or raffle tickets at your fundraising event. This is much easier than sending an invoice and collecting payments after the auction closes. If your nonprofit is doing any kind of fundraising, there’s a good chance you may be considering processing donations and payments with credit and debit cards.

How to Inspire More Donations at Your Next Event

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Here are four strategies for opening the door to more donations at your next event: Auctions & Raffles: Auctions, games and raffles are a popular way to raise even more money at your fundraising event. The best raffles and auctions feature items that tie back to your cause or reflect your community’s unique interests. Events are a powerful way to grow your community, engage with donors and give supporters a positive experience with your organization.

10 Cheap Fundraising Ideas for When Money is Tight

Fundraiser Ideas

The following are 10 cheap fundraising ideas for when money is tight: 50/50 raffle – This is one of the best cheap fundraising ideas, because the only cost to the organization is a roll of raffle tickets. Sell raffle tickets to donors and split the money evenly with the winner. Services auction – Your organization’s members could offer services that are then auctioned off to raise funds, in this cheap fundraising idea.

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Planning a fundraising event? Read this.

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Here are strategies for opening the door to more donations at your next event: Auctions & Raffles: Auctions, games, and raffles are popular ways to raise even more money. The best raffles and auctions feature items that tie back to your cause or reflect your community’s unique interests. It’s event season!

Charity Fashion Show

Fundraiser Ideas

You could hold a 50-50 raffle at your charity fashion show. You could combine the charity fashion show with an auction. This could be either a live auction or a silent auction. A charity fashion show requires a good amount of planning, but it can also raise a lot of money.

10 Exciting Fundraising Ideas for Sports Teams

Fundraiser Ideas

Like a 50/50 raffle , the winner will take 50% of the proceeds and the charity will take 50% of the proceeds. White Elephant Raffle – Make your raffle more exciting with this fundraising idea for sports teams. Place raffle items in sealed bags or boxes, so donors don’t know for sure what is in each bag or box. Bat Boy/Girl Auction – Partner with your local professional or semi-professional team and raffle off an opportunity to be a bat boy/girl for a game.

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10 Engaging Office Fundraising Ideas

Fundraiser Ideas

Day off raffle. Gift basket silent auction. Buy-your-boss raffle. Employees purchase raffle tickets and enter to have one of the company’s executives perform their job duties for the afternoon, while they sit back and relax. The average American worker spends 2,000 hours per year at the office. This makes the office an ideal place to raise money for a favorite charity, while also facilitating team building and enhancing the company’s image.

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10 Fundraising Ideas for Schools You Can’t Afford to Miss

Fundraiser Ideas

Silent Auction – Silent auctions are potentially one of the most lucrative fundraising ideas for schools. Seek out donations of items and services from community members and local businesses for the auction. Additionally, have students create items that can be auctioned. To double your fundraising proceeds, hold a silent auction in conjunction to other fundraising events, like a spaghetti dinner. Related posts: 10 Raffle Ideas You Can’t Afford to Miss.

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Why You Need a Fundraising Thermometer and Five Places You Can Get One for Free

Fundraiser Ideas

From traditional magazine sales and candy bars to basket raffles and office perks auctions, there are numerous fundraising ideas out there that are sure to meet your organization’s unique fundraising needs. Just Google “fundraising ideas” and you’ll begin to understand that there are an ever-increasing number of fundraisers out there today.

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The Top 22 Art Fundraising Ideas

Fundraiser Ideas

To raise money with this idea, you could charge people to participate in the event , auction the mural when it has been completed or both. Live Art Auction: You could have high school students create pieces of art to be included in a live auction. Gallery Opening: Host a student gallery opening with a 50-50 raffle. You could also turn the gallery opening into a silent auction fundraiser by auctioning off the art.

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Don’t Let Your Fundraising Be One-and-Done

Ann Green

I recently attended an event that charged admission, had a silent and live auction, and held a raffle. In college basketball, players are allowed to turn pro after playing one season. This is known as one-and-done. If you watch the NCAA tournament (aka March Madness), it’s likely that many of the players won’t be around next year. I’m not a fan of one-and-done. I think players should stay in college longer.

Wine, Women and Shoes - Shop for a Cause UNICEF

The Biddery Blog

The charity cherry on top is “Wine, Women and Shoes”’ extraordinary raffle and silent auction, featuring designer apparel, international travel and luxury items.

Taming the Special Event Monster

Fundraising Coach

Monetization Look beyond simple ticket sales and auctions for event revenue streams. Be creative with fun raffle ideas, and never overlook the income-producing power of a Fund-A-Need. From acknowledging auction donations, to thanking guests from the stage, to sending thank you emails after the gala - always take the opportunity to show your appreciation in any form. You know it’s there, lurking in the shadows of your workload.

Big Cause Marketing From a Small Business

Cause Related Marketing

Where’s the auction element? Where's the raffle? Years ago Junior Achievement had one of the most cleared-eyed policy manuals on cause marketing I’ve ever come across. It was insightful, strictly ethical, thorough, and filled with good ideas.

[Guest Post] Special events: Make them worth the effort

Fundraising Coach

Silent auctions are a lot of work and can really be draining to the sponsors you have to approach year after year. Consider a high dollar raffle of 3 to 5 big items instead. Silent auctions are drawing lower and lower bids lately and people are more like to look for a “deal” than run up the bid for a good cause. From time-to-time, I get to introduce you to a rock star in my universe, a colleague I trust implicitly.

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Newsletter: 3 Lessons from Red Nose Day ; Vodka Maker Milks Cause Marketing ??; 31 Days of Giving is Here!

Selfish Giving

We add auctions and raffles to galas because the pump is primed. Since arriving in the U.S. in 2015, Red Nose Day has raised a whopping $145 million. Most of that money has come from red nose sales at Walgreens stores, which raised $20 million in 2017 alone. We interviewed Linn Jordan , Director of Retail Marketing for Walgreens, about its efforts on behalf of Red Nose Day back in 2016 and it's worth a listen. A few key takeaways on Walgreen's successful fundraiser.

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#Interview: Marc Pitman, Owner of the “Fundraising Coach” Blog, Author, and Fundraising Consultant

Non Profit Marketing 360

You can sell a raffle ticket for only so much. You can sell an auction item for only so much. Marc A. Pitman writes the Fundraising Coach blog , in addition to writing books, giving seminars, engaging in social media and consulting with clients. His own fundraising career began at a small New England liberal arts college, but by 1999 he found the consulting life fulfilled his desire to teach and help people.

Your Nonprofit Needs Money During This Economic Pinch? Read On.

Seeking Grant Money Today

golf tournaments, balls, galas, raffles, auctions, etc.) There are two ways for the nonprofit that you work for to have more money than it had at this point last year: 1. Save the money that it currently has (spend less and hold onto the money) 2. Make the same amount of income as this time last year, and then some (raise the money your organization needs for healthy cash flow, and then some). Commit to raise money this year. There are many methods to raise money: 1.