Raffles are an excellent way to gain fundraising for a non-profit organization, but there are a few important things to keep in mind when organizing a successful raffle.
It’s a good idea to host a raffle alongside another type of event, such as a luncheon or a dance. That way there is some incentive for people to actually go and be present during the raffle, making it all the more exciting. Even though most raffles don’t require the winner to be present, the only thing that can make a raffle anti-climatic is if the winner isn’t even there to claim their prize. Hosting a raffle during an exciting event will ensure that people will attend and will maybe even get more people to purchase a raffle ticket (or more than one ticket). It also gives your organization an opportunity to educate guests about the goals of your non-profit and can maybe even help to get more people involved!
Make sure the prize of the raffle is something that will garner interest in your event. You can even have the prize relate to your organization somehow! For example, a non-profit that supports arts education for children could raffle off a fine painting or sculpture donated by a renowned artist.
Design your own raffle ticket using our custom ticket templates to make the ticket special and unique to your event! Since the tickets have sequential numbering on both the body and perforated stub, they are perfect for raffle use.
It is very important to keep in mind that there are certain raffle laws and regulations one must follow when hosting a raffle, especially as a non-profit organization. Be sure to double check these rules as they do vary by state. The last thing you want for your organization is to be audited or lose legitimacy as a non-profit because of one tiny mistake in the fundraising process. It might even be a good idea to talk to a lawyer to make sure all your bases are covered, as raffle laws can be a bit confusing at times.
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