Facebook Can Help Promote Your Raffle Fundraiser
So your church, school, team, or organization is going to hold a raffle.
A raffle is a terrific way to bring in much needed funds for your good cause.
But how are you going to get the word out?
Would you like to promote your raffle event on the number one website in the world? You can on Facebook. Oh, and did I mention you can do it for free?
Facebook can help you promote your raffle
Simply create a “Facebook Page” for your raffle event.
The easiest way to create your Page is to go to: http://www.facebook.com/pages/create/
The right-hand field is titled “Official Page.” Check “brand, product, or organization.” Then enter a “Page name” such as “Goody-Two-Shoes Car Raffle.” Incorporate a few key words into the Page name; name of organization, raffle theme or prize, and the word “raffle” will help with searches.
Once your page is created, start sketching in the relevant profile information. You will be able to add links to your organization’s website and/or blog. Add photos, and create an “event.”
Invite all of your volunteers, sponsors, and donors to your Facebook page. Ask them to click the “like” button and to spread the word on their own Facebook pages.
If you want to sell your raffle tickets directly via your Page, just create a donation button in Pay-Pal, linking to that directly from the description of your event. You will need to mail the raffle tickets, but you may make some extra sales.
Your Facebook page will remain online after your event, so keep it updated with announcements of your raffle winners. You can recognize your good sponsors, prize donors, and volunteers.
Your cause’s Page and event page can continue to gather fans for your organization and future raffles.
Let’s see your raffle on Facebook.