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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.

10 Raffle Ideas You Can’t Afford to Miss

Fundraiser Ideas

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.

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.

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Trivia Night Fundraiser

Fundraiser Ideas

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.

Dunk Tank

Fundraiser Ideas

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.

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.

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!

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.

10 Ways to Creatively Ask Friends and Family for Money

Fundraiser Ideas

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.

Taming the Special Event Monster

Fundraising Coach

Be creative with fun raffle ideas, and never overlook the income-producing power of a Fund-A-Need. You know it’s there, lurking in the shadows of your workload. You try to avoid it, but sooner or later it must be dealt with. Your organization is relying on you to step in and be the hero.

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.

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.

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.

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

Fundraiser Ideas

Offer additional ways for guests to donate money, such as a raffle. I’ve always found fundraising events to be a good time. I meet hundreds of people, and really get to use my fundraising skills to collect money for a good cause. One of the most important things I always remind myself of, though, is that it’s not all about having fun; there’s a lot of work involved. Your fundraising event could create a foundation for many successful fundraisers in the future.

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. 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.

Grassroots Cause Marketing from Volvo

Cause Related Marketing

Volvo does an annual national car raffle for ALSF. Buy a virtual glass of lemonade from Lemonadestandforlife.com , sponsored by Volvo, and the money goes to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to support families who must travel for their child’s cancer treatments.

The Top 22 Art Fundraising Ideas

Fundraiser Ideas

Gallery Opening: Host a student gallery opening with a 50-50 raffle. Though Fundraiser-Ideas.net generally publishes one comprehensive description of a fundraising idea at a time, we know that many people are looking for ways to integrate their passion for art with their fundraising efforts and thus we decided to post a long list of art fundraising ideas.

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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. I think they do have a place in the realm of fundraising. But while I love asking for money, I don''t like doing this type of sale.

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

Fundraising Coach

Consider a high dollar raffle of 3 to 5 big items instead. From time-to-time, I get to introduce you to a rock star in my universe, a colleague I trust implicitly. Today I’m thrilled to introduce you to Clover Frederick , a fundraising and marketing expert from Lincoln, Nebraska.

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.

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. Tombala also describes a small-scale lottery, like at a community event.Today we have two things in our tombala.

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.

10 Ideas for Fundraising You Cannot Afford to Miss

Fundraiser Ideas

10 Raffle Ideas You Can’t Afford to Miss. One of the best ways to boost the visibility and financial stability of your nonprofit or charitable organization is by designing and implementing exciting, original ideas for fundraising activities. These ideas can range from simple fundraising letters to elaborate gala events and numerous other activities that fall somewhere in between. Here are 10 ideas for fundraising your organization cannot afford to overlook. Baked potato bar.

Big Cause Marketing From a Small Business

Cause Related Marketing

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.

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.

Haiti one year on – the view from an online donor’s doormat

Giving in a Digital World

A year ago this month, along with millions of others world-wide, I donated online in response to the terrible earthquake that hit Haiti.

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10 Simple Fundraising Ideas for Clubs

Fundraiser Ideas

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. 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. In fact, sometimes simple is better! Following are 10 simple fundraising ideas for clubs.

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.

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.

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.

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Grow your email list without spending money

DonorDigital

A great (yet time-consuming) way to promote email signup is to create a fun contest, quiz, or raffle. Many nonprofits understand the importance of growing their email list but simply don’t have the funds to invest in list-building efforts.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

Fundraising Tips for Twestival Local 2011 Organizers

Fundraising Coach

Use multiple streams: ticket sales, donations, ads, corporate sponsors, sponsor space on blogs, raffles…the possibilities are endless! I’m pleased to be providing fundraising coaching for Twestival organizers around the world.