50-50 Raffle

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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

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Raffles are an excellent way for your organization or cause to raise money. 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. The 50-50 raffle is one of the easiest raffle ideas. Basket raffle. Automobile raffle.

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10 Simple Ways Nonprofits Can Prepare for A Successful #GivingTuesday

J Campbell Social Marketing

During #GivingTuesday last year, the American Diabetes Association (through a gift from a corporate sponsor) gave away a chance to win a free trip to Hawaii via a raffle. If you donated on #GivingTuesday you were automatically entered into the raffle.

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10 Charity Fundraising Events to Raise Large Amounts of Money

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Automobile raffle. As this is a big ticket raffle , publicize it in newspapers, the radio and the Internet to maximize raffle ticket sales. Add raffle items or a 50-50 raffle to raise even more money. 10 Raffle Ideas You Can’t Afford to Miss. When your charitable cause needs large amounts of money, charity fundraising events can be your best option.

Getting the Media Interested in a Milestone with Dallas CASA

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Children’s playhouses are on display for two weeks in a local mall, and we sell raffle tickets for them. Mindy Baxter of Dallas CASA. This month we are hosting the Nonprofit Blog Carnival and want to know how nonprofits should share progress or communicate accomplishments.

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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.

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!

Trivia Night Fundraiser

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Consider adding a 50-50 raffle to your trivia night. A 50-50 raffle is when people buy a raffle ticket, one raffle ticket is drawn and the owner of that raffle ticket receives half of all of the money collected. Related posts: 50-50 Raffle.

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Dunk Tank

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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. For a video of a successful dunk tank fundraiser for cancer on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, see below: Related posts: 50-50 Raffle.

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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

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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. In today’s economy, many organizations are faced with ever-shrinking budgets. Luckily, fundraising doesn’t necessarily have to involve high amounts of upfront capital.

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

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Raffle yourself off. Raffle off blocks of your time. Related posts: 10 Raffle Ideas You Can’t Afford to Miss. Undertaking a mission can be one of the most fulfilling trips in your lifetime; however, many mission trip participants worry about funding their humanitarian and charitable work. The following are 10 mission trip fundraising ideas that can help make your mission dreams a reality: Business sponsorships.

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10 Simple Fundraiser Ideas for Small Groups

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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. When people think of fundraising, they often think of a large organization hosting a huge event. However, you don’t need lots of volunteers to successfully raise funds. Following are 10 simple fundraiser ideas for small groups.

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10 Exciting Fundraising Ideas for Sports Teams

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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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Gambling With Your Pink Ribbon Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

This post was prompted by a raffle… the mildest of games of chance… that took place at Longevity Pilates in Verona, New Jersey. Raffle tickets were $2… six tickets for $10…and the prize was 1 private session or three group classes with the studio’s Pilates teacher of choice.

10 Organizations Leading The Way This Mental Health Awareness Month

EveryAction

cool campaign currently featured on their webpage involves selling raffle tickets to win two seats at a showing the the acclaimed Broadway musical, Hamilton! Approximately 1 in 5 American adults experiences some sort of mental illness in any given year.

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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.

#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.

10 Good Fundraising Ideas for the Novice Fundraiser

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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). You don’t have to be a professional to be successful at fundraising.

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11 Ways Nonprofits Can Reach Donors on #GivingTuesday

J Campbell Social Marketing

During #GivingTuesday last year, the American Diabetes Association (through a gift from a corporate sponsor) gave away a chance to win a free trip to Hawaii via a raffle. If you donated on #GivingTuesday you were automatically entered into the raffle.

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Raise More Money by Inspiring P2P Fundraisers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The possibilities for incentivizing fundraising are endless – we’ve seen nonprofits offer anything from t-shirts to raffle tickets to gift certificates to their fundraisers. Abby Jarvis.

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Size Matters – When to Write Long, or Short

Getting Attention

Answering a 3-question online survey with an attractive incentive (raffle). Eureka! The sharp folks at Marketing Experiments have shared this crystal-clear matrix to help you determine how long your fundraising or marketing copy should be for greatest impact.

The Top 10 School Fundraising Ideas

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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. As school budgets tighten across the country, school fundraising becomes an increasingly critical pursuit.

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10 Engaging Office Fundraising Ideas

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Day off raffle. 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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Getting People to Take Your Online Survey

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Just let them know that completing the survey enters them automatically in a raffle for the gift. Sarah Durham of Sarah Big Duck.

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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. Premiums, contests and raffles: Any kind of donor contact that has a reward is a good opportunity to ask for email addresses. Contests and raffles are other good times, since the expectation of winning requires someone to do something, and giving their email address is easy and free.

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Cool Ideas for Class Items for a School Auction

The Biddery Blog

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

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#COMMUNICATIONS: Make Your Next Fundraiser An Online Conversation Too

Non Profit Marketing 360

The larger picture is that even the simplest nonprofit picnic and raffle should have an official online component. A Twitter Wall adds dynamism to even the smallest event.

Using mobile phone marketing to build an email list

DonorDigital

San Francisco AIDS Foundation promoted a contest in which they raffled an iPad in exchange for joining the email list via SMS. AIDS Walk San Francisco benefitting our client the San Francisco AIDS Foundation just took place this past weekend.

Charity Fashion Show

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You could hold a 50-50 raffle at your charity fashion show. A charity fashion show requires a good amount of planning, but it can also raise a lot of money.

10 Ways to Creatively Ask Friends and Family for Money

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Creative Way #9: Seek a Donation Gift and Sell Raffle Tickets. This way, you can use it as a prize, and sell tickets to raffle it off at the end of the fundraiser. “Oh no, here she comes with another solicitation for money for a fundraiser.”. Do you often feel as though your friends and family think that when you approach them? If so, you are not alone. I always felt like my friends and family felt obligated to give me money when I was doing a fundraiser.

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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Go Team Go! Live Auction Action!

The Biddery Blog

Dressed up for an elegant dinner, they can encourage raffle / drawing sales and live bidding! 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. The first few bids would get appreciative claps from the charity's unofficial cheer team. As the bids grew, so did the cheers, encouraging guests to bid.

Major Gift Fundraising for Small Shops {Book Review}

J Campbell Social Marketing

Disclaimer : I did not receive any monetary or other compensation to review this book, but Amy has been nice enough to enter me into a raffle for a chance to win a donation of $350 to my favorite charity.

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Where is your target audience spending money?

Wild Woman Fundraising

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. How much do people spend in your region and on what? Can you compare and contrast regions?

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#HOWTO: Time Those Tweets To Test And Build Impact

Non Profit Marketing 360

Schedule a tweet-a-day towards the end of February – when you should start giving details about the raffle you are holding or the guest speakers who will be there. Earlier this week we introduced and reviewed a few social-media dashboards to help tame your organization’s streams of updates pouring in. Many platforms (like Hootsuite, TweetDeck , and SproutSocial) also offer the ability to schedule a series of tweets to go out over days, weeks, or months.

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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.

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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10 Christmas Fundraising Ideas Guaranteed to Spread Holiday Cheer

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Add Christmas-themed raffle items for more holiday fundraising. 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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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.