Successful organizations have known about fund raising through the power of raffle drawings for many years. At the same time, they may not realize the full benefits of holding a drawing. Here are just a few ways raffle drawings have benefited organizations:
Raffle drawings can provide an opportunity for members of the public who cannot physically attend an event to still support that event or cause. By holding a raffle drawing, your income isn’t limited to a single, in-person fundraising opportunity; you also build invaluable goodwill in your community.
Some forethought regarding raffle drawings can lead to an income stream before and long after the date of your event. Printing your Web site address on ticket stubs – the part each and every drawing participant holds on to – gives you lasting marketing exposure to a relevant audience and can help draw potential supporters to you in the days and weeks following your drawing.
Smart organizations know that there is strength in numbers when it comes to raffle drawings. Forming a joint venture – teaming up with another group whose mission or interest is related to yours – benefits everyone involved by helping both groups reach a larger audience than either group would on their own. And larger audiences mean larger income.
Don’t pass up raffle drawings as a way to support your organization. Be one of the many groups that have enjoyed great success through their own creative efforts.