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Perfect fundraising plans for a successful event.

Last month, we looked at fundraising plans – a road map that helps you to establish fundraising goals and what types of events will help your organization reach those goals. Once you’ve chosen the kind of event that will best benefit your mission, the next step is to chart out how to make that event happen as smoothly as possible. With some forethought and effort, you can avoid many of the pitfalls and headaches that are brought on by a lack of proper plan

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A fundraising plan is your road map to success

A key element to the success of any business in operation today is its business plan – a road map that outlines the route a business plans to take to increase its revenues and grow financially. A similar road map exists for nonprofits and other organizations that raise monies for their continued growth and success.  Called a fundraising plan, this road map helps you to look ahead, establish fundraising goals and then focus your efforts on how to achieve t

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See how tickets were used to fund raise at Jeffery’s benefit

Medical expenses are frequently cited as the top reason for bankruptcies in America today. While health insurance may cover a good percentage of costly treatments, few if any plans actually pay 100% of the cost of care for serious illnesses. When that happens, families and friends may decide to rally together and plan a benefit event, using raffles to raise money and help defray expenses. Lori and Jeffery found themselves in this situation not long ...

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Offer golden tickets as an incentive for purchasing extra tickets

We all know that the success or failure of raffles as fundraisers hinges on how many tickets you sell, how much you ask for them, how hard you have to work to sell them, and how much the prizes cost you. It's common practice to offer a discount to encourage people to purchase more than one ticket, such as $1 for 1 ticket and $2 for 3 tickets. This up-sell method is effective because it's easy for the purchaser to see how their odds of winning improve ex

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Successful fundraisers hinge on smart goals

How did your last raffle go?  Were you happy with the amount of money you raised?  If not, you may think that raffles aren't the best way for your organization to raise funds. But hold on.  Ask yourself, what part of the fund raising went poorly?  Did you fail to meet your ticket selling goals? Were they priced too low, or too high?  Did you factor in the cost of the prizes, the cost of the ticket making and the cost of the drawing event itself?  Di...
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