If you are organizing a raffle fundraiser for a school organization, sports club, or a church group, why not involve kids to help sell your raffle tickets?
Getting involved in a charity fundraiser can be a rewarding and educational experience for kids no matter the age group.
Before getting started, keep in mind that kids, just like anyone, need to be motivated in order to be at their most productive.
Follow these nine steps to help your group stay motivated and inspired so that your raffle fundraiser can be a whopping success:
Rally Your Team
Before you organize anything, get your fundraising team together and have a good discussion about the fundraising event. It could be like an open forum where everyone shares ideas and thoughts on what they would like to get out of the experience.
It’s crucial to have a target amount that you would like to raise at the fundraising event. When selling raffle tickets, you could set a certain number of tickets that each kid is aiming to sell. Just make sure that you don’t set the goal too high or you will set your kids up for a disappointment.
Have a Rewards Program
If you have set up goals for each child to reach, like a certain number of raffle tickets or ticket books per child, then you can organize special prizes for those sell the most.
Teach Them the Ropes
Make sure that you take some time to go over possible scenarios and practice ways to present the who, what, when, where, and why of your fundraising event. This will boost confidence and help them get excited about the process of helping.
Set a Deadline
Even though the real deadline is the day of the event when the winning raffle tickets will be drawn, there are opportunities to create mini-milestones. At the half point have the kids share their sales results to date, and offer encouragement for their accomplishments.
Organize Individual Prizes for Each Child
Having too many events or fundraising incentives will be confusing to children. Pick one thing and focus all your efforts on that.
Organize Individual Prizes for Each Child
While a bit of friendly competition can be fun and motivating, make sure the kids understand that everyone’s effort is appreciated, whether or not they sold the most.
Encourage Team Work
Encouraging teamwork is a good way to motivate everyone to pull together towards the end goal.
Reward Your Young Volunteers
When all is said and done, everyone likes to be appreciated for their hard work. So set up a party or special outing to end the fundraising venture on a positive note.
Follow these tips and your young selling team will be motivated, focused, and excited to achieve great fundraising success!
If you are with a nonprofit organizations and/or charity, whether large and small, why not consider holding holding a 50-50 raffle fundraiser?
Although typically this type of raffle is used as a fundraiser for smaller nonprofit groups like booster clubs, sports teams, and social clubs, many other groups can and should consider the 50-50 raffle:
• Golf Tournaments
• Fire Departments
• and many others!
While many larger nonprofits perhaps consider themselves above this type of fundraising, it can make a wonderful add-on to an existing event.
50-50 Raffle Ticket Sources
50-50 raffle fundraising tickets are the style of tickets that have two sections that both share a unique serial number. They come on a consecutively numbered double ticket roll. The seller keeps one half and the buyer gets the other half. Tickets can be sold fast because there isn’t any name, address, or phone number to fill out.
50-50 Raffles and the Law
A 50-50 fundraising raffle is a game of chance. They are highly regulated in all 50 states. Each state, and sometimes each local jurisdiction, has their own rules. There are even a few states that forbid 50-50 raffles!
Don’t even consider planning a raffle until you understand all the rules and regulations involved. In most instances paperwork will have to be submitted and approved before you can hold a 50-50 raffle. But if your nonprofit qualifies it is usually a simple process.
So What are You Waiting For?
Fundraising with a 50-50 raffle is easy, fast, and makes good money time after time. Won’t you consider one for your nonprofit group’s next fundraiser?
Is your non-profit organization planning on holding a fundraiser to raise cash for a worthy need, cause, or project? How about holding lottery-style raffle to make money? The states do, and of course they rake in bundles. You can too, albeit with smaller bundles.
The advantages to holding a lottery-style raffle are numerous, and all you really need to kick it off are custom printed raffle tickets, and a crew of volunteers to sell the tickets.
Consider the advantages;
With this type of raffle fundraiser, you won’t even have to plan and hold a special drawing event. That also means you won’t have to have a raffle drum to pick winners. You also don’t have to worry about collecting the stubs. Raffle ticket holders will simply check their numbered ticket against pick-3, or pick-4 winners of a pre-determined state’s lottery drawing.
The donation per ticket is up to you, as are the prize amounts.
Each ticket will, of course have to have a unique number. You will need to order tickets in lots of 1,000 in order to satisfy all potential number combinations.
There you have it, a no-muss, no-fuss way to rake in “bundles” of cash for your next fundraiser.
Let us know how you did!