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.

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10 Raffle Ideas You Can’t Afford to Miss

Fundraiser Ideas

Raffles are an excellent way for your organization or cause to raise money. For a small amount of money, people get a chance to win a much more valuable prize. Following are 10 raffle ideas you can’t afford to miss. Table raffle. In a table raffle, donated items are laid out on tables with jars in front of each. Ticket buyers place their raffle tickets in the jar in front of the prize they’d like to win. 50-50 raffle.

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Raise More Money by Inspiring P2P Fundraisers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Trying to think of ways to inspire them to raise money for you is much harder. Sure, some people will sign up for your event because they’re passionate about your cause and want to raise money to make a difference in the world. So how do you inspire those people to raise money?

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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. Can recycling – No money is needed to undertake this cheap fundraising idea. Ask for money – Sometimes the most direct route is the best.

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10 Charity Fundraising Events to Raise Large Amounts of Money

Fundraiser Ideas

When your charitable cause needs large amounts of money, charity fundraising events can be your best option. The following are 10 charity fundraising events that, if implemented correctly, are sure to raise large amounts of money for your organization: Charity walk. Automobile raffle. As this is a big ticket raffle , publicize it in newspapers, the radio and the Internet to maximize raffle ticket sales. 10 Raffle Ideas You Can’t Afford to Miss.

Where is your target audience spending money?

Wild Woman Fundraising

This is not only a way to see what people’s disposable income is, but a way to sense how money could be redirected to your nonprofit. Your donor incentive plans could include: A night out for mom and dad, impulse buying cookies, canvas shopping bags, a vacation raffle, coupons, and more.

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10 Ways to Creatively Ask Friends and Family for Money

Fundraiser Ideas

“Oh no, here she comes with another solicitation for money for a fundraiser.”. I always felt like my friends and family felt obligated to give me money when I was doing a fundraiser. That way, they don’t feel they are out of money, and you feel relieved because they are happy to contribute. Tell your family and friends you will do something radical if you raise a certain amount of money. Creative Way #9: Seek a Donation Gift and Sell Raffle Tickets.

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

Seeking Grant Money Today

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. Seed money ( start up nonprofits ) 26.

Trivia Night Fundraiser

Fundraiser Ideas

Though people enjoying attending well-executed fundraisers , they also associate them with giving something up (usually money). There are lots of ways to raise money with a trivia night: The easiest way to raise money with a trivia night fundraiser is to charge an entry fee.

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10 Simple Ways Nonprofits Can Prepare for A Successful #GivingTuesday

J Campbell Social Marketing

Much like donors don’t give to you simply because they have lots of money, donors are not going to give you money SIMPLY BECAUSE it’s #GivingTuesday. Double your money with matching gifts.

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10 Simple Fundraising Ideas for Clubs

Fundraiser Ideas

Candy Bar Fundraiser – Your club can make a lot of money selling candy bars. 50/50 Raffle – A 50/50 raffle is one of the best simple fundraising ideas because you only need a roll of raffle tickets and a group of people to take part in the raffle. This can be money for your club! How to Hold a Simple 50-50 Raffle. Fundraising is a very important function for clubs. However, your fundraisers don’t have to be complex to be successful.

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Science of Giving 4: Do donation pledges ease the pain of parting with our money?

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

They posit that one of the reasons is the pain of parting with one’s money. In other words, does pledging money help people start to pyschologically distance themselves from their money - and therefore ease the act of giving? The idea is to take away the immediate temptation to spend the money in other ways - and to remove the giver from the “pain of paying.&#. But pledging to later donate current earnings may be more painful than donating money now.

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.

10 Mission Trip Fundraising Ideas You Can’t Afford to Miss

Fundraiser Ideas

Now think of all the things you have that you could sell in a garage sale to raise money for your trip in what is one of the easiest mission trip fundraising ideas. From soap to coffee, there are dozens of fair trade items you can sell to help raise money for your mission trip. Check out the Internet for ideas and know you’ll be helping others around the world while raising money! Raffle yourself off. Raffle off blocks of your time.

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How to Inspire More Donations at Your Next Event

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Of course, nonprofit fundraising events can also help you raise more money for your cause. 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.

10 Good Fundraising Ideas for the Novice Fundraiser

Fundraiser Ideas

50/50 Raffle – This is number one on our list of 10 good fundraising ideas for novice fundraisers for several reasons, but chief among them is its ease; the only material you really need to get this fundraiser going is a roll of raffle tickets. Sell the 50/50 raffle tickets at $1/ticket (participants can buy as many as they’d like). The winner will receive 50% of the money and your organization/cause will keep the other half.

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Dunk Tank

Fundraiser Ideas

To raise money, simply charge a fee to throw balls at the target (three balls for $5, for instance). Also, a dunk tank fundraiser is likely to attract a large crowd, so be sure to sell tickets for a 50-50 raffle as well (a raffle in which the winner receives 50% of the money collected and your organization receives the other 50%). Don’t forget to make sure that it is legal to hold this type of raffle in your area beforehand.

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10 Exciting Fundraising Ideas for Sports Teams

Fundraiser Ideas

Sports teams often have to raise money for a variety of reasons. They may need to raise money for travel expenses to go to a tournament. Whatever the reason your team needs to raise money, here are 10 exciting fundraising ideas for sports teams: Fast Pitch Fundraiser – This is a great fundraiser for baseball teams. Charge a participation fee to raise money. Again, a participation fee is the best way to make money with this fundraiser.

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11 Ways Nonprofits Can Reach Donors on #GivingTuesday

J Campbell Social Marketing

Tangible projects work best rather than raising money for “general operating expenses.” Double your money with matching gifts. Identify and approach a generous donor, local foundation, or even a small business that wants to increase their profile and help you raise even more money.

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Cause-Related Marketing Tombola

Cause Related Marketing

In the UK a tombala is a revolving drum typically turned by hand and used in lotteries or raffles. The first is a campaign from Denmark that uses glass bottle recycling to raise money for nonprofits.

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10 Simple Fundraiser Ideas for Small Groups

Fundraiser Ideas

50/50 Raffle – You only need one person to sell tickets to make a 50/50 raffle a success. Of course, having a few people working the crowd to sell tickets will make your raffle even more successful. Face-Painting – Although you’ll get more faces painted with a handful of volunteers, you really only need one person to paint faces and raise money for your favorite cause. When people think of fundraising, they often think of a large organization hosting a huge event.

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10 Organizations Leading The Way This Mental Health Awareness Month


For instance, their Beacon of Light program allows participating businesses and schools to sell paper lighthouses for donations of $1, $5, or more, and hang the sold lighthouses to create a visual display of the money they have raised.

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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. It’s event season!

#PHILANTHROPY: What Might Inspire People To Give To Your Charity?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Takeaways: first-and-foremost, offer a raffle! What Levitt and Dubner do not explore, but is worth noting, is the fact that as your organization solicits donations to a fundraising raffle, your organization enjoyes an exchange of publicity with businesses for almost no cost.

Gambling With Your Pink Ribbon Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

It’s older than bingo in the basement of the local parish and, if you get the offer right, an all-but-certain money raiser. This post was prompted by a raffle… the mildest of games of chance… that took place at Longevity Pilates in Verona, New Jersey.

Our EveryAction Hero: St. John's Hospital Foundation


With that money the community has built a lot of pathways, a new recreation center and we’ve built a lot of facilities around the hospital. John's Hospital Foundation has been working since 1999 to support St. John's Medical Center.

The Top 10 School Fundraising Ideas

Fundraiser Ideas

Partnering with your local businesses to raise money for a specific school project or event is one of the best school fundraising ideas out there. Basket raffle. Each classroom is charged with creating a basket to raffle off. At a school event, such as parent-teacher conferences, a school concert or an open house, sell raffle tickets and let the parents select which baskets they’d like to enter to win.

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10 Engaging Office Fundraising Ideas

Fundraiser Ideas

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. Day off raffle. The more ballots cast for the manager, the more money raised, and the more likely he or she will be the clown! Turn those empty cans into money your charity can use! Buy-your-boss raffle. Have employees invite family and friends to raise even more money.

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Charity Fashion Show

Fundraiser Ideas

A charity fashion show requires a good amount of planning, but it can also raise a lot of money. How do you make money with a charity fashion show? The number one way to raise money for your cause with a charity fashion show is to sell tickets.

Major Gift Fundraising for Small Shops {Book Review}

J Campbell Social Marketing

In her book, Major Gift Fundraising for Small Shops , Amy’s goal is to encourage nonprofits, small ones especially, to “mine the diamonds hidden within their own database(s)” rather than spend a lot of time, money and effort searching for new donors and succumbing to “shiny new object” syndrome.

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10 Christmas Fundraising Ideas Guaranteed to Spread Holiday Cheer

Fundraiser Ideas

Add Christmas-themed raffle items for more holiday fundraising. How to Raise Money by Wrapping Christmas Gifts. Christmas is a time of giving. It’s the time of year that people are most likely to open their hearts and their wallets. The following Christmas fundraising ideas are designed to not only help your organization raise much-needed funds but also spread holiday cheer in the process. Sell Christmas trees.

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The 14 Things You Absolutely Need to Do During Your Fundraising Events

Fundraiser Ideas

I meet hundreds of people, and really get to use my fundraising skills to collect money for a good cause. Offer additional ways for guests to donate money, such as a raffle. Relationships are important to fundraising because they increase the chances people will donate, and increase the amount of money they will donate. I’ve always found fundraising events to be a good time.

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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. I realize the purpose of an event is to raise money, but it should also be an opportunity to build relationships.

Free Business Cards for Your Organization and Fundraising Events

Fundraiser Ideas

Any group interested in fundraising is naturally interested in saving money as well (or should be). To increase the effectiveness of promoting a fundraising event with free business cards, you could try the following: You can hand out cards that automatically enter people into a free raffle. All you would have to do is write a number on the back of each card and something along the lines of “You’ve just been entered into a free raffle.

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Agitator Cliff Notes: “The Why Axis

The Agitator

In a door-to-door field experiment, students raising money found that offering a raffle ticket with a donation raised about 50% more. People who encountered the raffle years earlier continued to give at an elevated rate.

Building Your Nonprofit Email List

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You can announce a raffle or a contest, asking people to write their email addresses on the raffle stub to enter. Email saves us money, and let's us contact you when there's breaking news." Premiums, contests and raffles: Any kind of donor contact that has a reward is a good opportunity to ask for email addresses. When you're collecting email addresses, you need to focus on both donors and non-donors. Don't neglect one group in favor of the other.

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

was, “We don’t believe that people should come to every event and be asked for money.” Yet another raffle. Perhaps somewhat paradoxically, good fundraisers, being very mission-driven themselves, know when not to ask for money.

Poker Night… For the Ladies – Fund Raising Ideas for Charities

The Biddery Blog

Don’t underestimate the power of vino to help raise more money at your fund raiser. ;) Use these balloons as signs for opportunity drawings, raffles and other fund raising activities. If you have a strong female base, think about a poker night (or luncheon) for the ladies!

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Taming the Special Event Monster

Fundraising Coach

I am here to assure you that you are completely capable of creating successful events, and once you know the systems used by professional event planners like myself, you will find it simple to raise more money with far less stress than you ever thought possible.

6 Simple Tips for Outstanding Charity Events

Fundraiser Ideas

Related posts: How to Raise Money: 10 Tips Every Group Needs to Consider. How to Hold a Simple 50-50 Raffle. Planning engaging and crowd-pleasing charity events is a must if you are going to increase donations to your cause and generate meaningful financial support to your organization. Whether the occasion is a spaghetti dinner fundraiser or a formal gala event, your charity or nonprofit can achieve better results with well-planned and well-organized events.

Newsletter: Burger King Launches ‘Unhappy Meals’ for Mental Health Awareness Month ; Poo-Pourri Gives a Crap for Crohn’s Disease; The Best Channel for B2B Leads

Selfish Giving

Franchise owners are using donation-based family swims, raffles, competitions, donation drives and more to raise money. I'm away this week teaching at Georgetown University in the New Strategies Program so I'll keep this short.

Does Amazon's new "Smile" mean a windfall for your nonprofit's year-end fundraising?

Fundraising Coach

I''m not a fan of "fundraising sales" like cookie dough, pizza kits, wrapping paper, raffle tickets, or popcorn. But while I love asking for money, I don''t like doing this type of sale. And if you have thousands of people doing this, you could start seeing real money.

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The Top 22 Art Fundraising Ideas

Fundraiser Ideas

The best part about raising money by transferring student art onto different types of merchandise is that these items can be created after you gauge demand for them, which means that you only have to order as many items as you know you can sell. 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. Gallery Opening: Host a student gallery opening with a 50-50 raffle.

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