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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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Warm your heart and clean your yard

Ahhh, autumn. The season of hot cocoa, bright colors on trees, lengthening shadows and the first crisp, frosty mornings. It's a great season to celebrate with a fall fundraiser! With harvest season fast approaching, your organization could team up with a local pumpkin or apple farm (sometimes one and the same) to help you raise money for your cause. Larger farms often hold a festival on their grounds to showcase the bounty of their harvest, with fun rid

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Give the Twelve Days of Christmas raffle a try

Looking for a holiday-themed raffle that’s a little different and a lot of fun? Give the 12 Days of Christmas raffle a try - it's a great way to keep the excitement building up until the big day and provides an opportunity to involve a variety of local businesses. The rules are fairly simple: your organization holds a raffle drawing and offers a different prize every day for 12 days. To keep interest high, the value of the prizes increases the close...

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Great prize ideas to make your next fundraiser a huge hit

When you’re planning a raffle, deciding on the type of raffle prize can quickly become a headache. Your organization may be providing lots of fun and entertainment and offering an opportunity for the community to support a great cause, but without great prizes the event may fall flat. Choosing a raffle prize begins with the community. You may find that business owners/representatives in your area are more than happy to help your organization reach its f

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‘Tis the Season for Charitable Contributions

As this holiday season rapidly approaches, you might want to get your charitable efforts well underway before your schedule spins out of control ... again ... like it does every year. So right now, before bad weather sets in and everybody heads south for the season, it's the perfect time to catch local businesspeople and ask for donations of cash or products for your next raffle or drawing. With Thanksgiving still a couple of weeks away, you'll be able

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Fundraiser planning and preparation increases success

When it's time to explore your organization's fundraising options, holding a raffle may be one of the first options that come to mind. And why not! Drawings can be a fun way to get your organization's message out to the community and network with a new audience that perhaps wouldn't have been reached otherwise.  However, make sure you do your homework for your fundraiser planning to increase your chances of success. Once the decision is made to hold a r
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