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Experience raffles are worth more than money

When it comes to fundraisers, it's fun to offer something different. If your organization is looking for an unusual drawing, think about experience raffles. At first glance, this drawing looks much like many others: you print out your customized raffle tickets and sell them throughout the community. What makes this type of event unique is that the prizes aren't tangible. Instead, entrants enter to win the chance to do or participate in something the...

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Help your community celebrate with a Christmas fundraiser

With the holidays upon us, there are plenty of creative ways your organization can help the community celebrate … and raise funds at the same time.  There are several festive ideas for a Christmas fundraiser. For many families, Christmas dinner is a central part of their holiday celebration. You could raffle off a certain number of turkeys and/or hams (or both!), using festively colored raffle tickets with customized artwork. Work with local supermarket...

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Pumpkin smashing fundraisers make the most of Halloween leftovers

Not sure what to do with your jack o' lantern after Halloween night? If your answer is yes, chances are good you're not alone. There are probably many people in your community who are left wondering what to do with that grinning orange face once the candle within has burned out and the shell's begun to wither. Hold a smashing pumpkin fundraiser in the week or so after Halloween, and help make disposal easy. This type of event is a fun (and messy!) way t...

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Hop to it! Fun Easter fundraising ideas

  Easter is a time of joy, and there are many fun traditions surrounding this holiday: gifts of chocolate and candies nestled in baskets filled with green "grass," colored hard-boiled eggs, bouquets of lilies and other flowers in soft, pastel shades ... and perhaps the biggest thrill for kids: the Easter Bunny.  We have plenty of great Easter fundraising ideas. Any or all of these familiar elements can be used as the basis for a fun and succ...

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March Madness offers great fundraising opportunities

The month of March is an exciting time for fans of college basketball. This is when the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA, organizes a championship tournament called March Madness that lasts for several weeks as the teams advance through the rounds and compete for the winning title. This popular sporting event provides a great theme for fundraising, offering plenty of opportunities for creative events that will draw community members...

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Mardi Gras offers venue – spirited fundraiser

Full of colorful costumes, masquerade balls and parades, delicious foods, and spirited music and dancing, the carnival known as Mardi Gras – held on the day before Ash Wednesday every year – offers lots of fun for everyone. A Mardi Gras party is a great way to say goodbye to the winter blahs and at the same time raise funds for your organization. As you begin to plan your event, decide how elaborate a party your organization wants (or is able) to hold.

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Good time with a Halloween basket social

Looking for a fun way to bring members of your community together while raising money for your organization? Consider holding a Halloween basket social - good for adults as well as little ones. For a successful basket social (a takeoff on the popular Chinese auction), prior to the date of your event you'll want to make up about 2 dozen baskets (more or less, depending on the size of your organization and how many people you expect to come). While you'll

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Impress the dads out there with a Father’s Day golf ball drop fundraiser

A great idea for a Father’s Day-themed fundraiser can be as close as a local golf course. If you can imagine a thousand golf balls raining down onto a target placed on a course green, you can imagine a golf ball drop. With a little coordination, your organization can put together a fun, memorable event to help raise money for your cause. To make a golf ball drop happen, first make arrangements with a golf course owner in your area to temporarily ...

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Ideas for February event tickets

February event tickets Valentine's Day, Mardi Gras, President's Day store promotions will build your mailing lists Build your brand while generating goodwill and repeat business by using customized raffle tickets to reward loyal customers while helping to promote a sale or special event at your business or organization. The month of February is ripe with opportunities for customers – Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras and Presidents Day all take place this m

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Raffle Tickets as classroom rewards

There are times when a chance of winning a prize is as effective as the prize itself A creative way to reward students in a classroom setting is through the use of raffle tickets. Tickets can used in a variety of ways to help kids maintain or improve their focus and behavior during class time and even encourage them to think outside the box. Whenever you witness a desired behavior, reward that student with a raffle ticket (or more, if you like). It
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