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Top 5 Raffle Ideas

When you are looking for a great fundraising idea a raffle hits the top of the list. Your school or non profit organization can raise thousands of dollars just with one simple raffle.

Successful raffle organizers recruit supporters including individuals and businesses to donate all of the prizes. When all of your prizes are donated there is no money going out the door for expenses except for raffle ticket printing.

You may know that raffles are great fundraisers, but do you still need raffle ideas for the prizes? First of all, put yourself in your potential supporter’s shoes. What type of prize would really get someone interested in buying tickets? Raffle prize ideas should be ones that appeal to a large majority of people.

Top 5 Raffle Prize Ideas That Will Get People's Attention:

1. Electronic Equipment

Big screen TVs and stereos are great raffle prize ideas. Just about everyone would love to win a new TV! But, sometimes small electonics are more suitable for your raffle. A few suggestions would be:

2. Gift Baskets

Gift baskets are very popular prizes. Some of the best gift basket raffle ideas include:

3. Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates and Gift Cards make great prizes and are some of the easiest raffle prizes to get donated. Gift certificate raffle prize ideas include restaurants and retail stores like Home Depot or Best Buy. These make great secondary prizes or you can bundle several together to make raffle prize with a larger value. Amazon, along with their own, offer gift card options from almost anywhere.

4. Cars

Sports cars, Luxury cars, SUV’s in the newest model. Another great alternative is a completely restored classic / collector’s car. You may or may not be able to get this donated. If not, consider other types of prizes, since your profit will be higher if all items are donated.

5. Travel

Roundtrip Airfare, a package deal, a cruise, hotel stays, even airline miles all make great raffle prizes. Most people love to travel and the biggest obstacle is usually cost. Now if they win this raffle, they’ll just have to take some time off work and go.

With a little creativity and persistence, you'll be able to get some great prizes for your raffle!

Article courtesy of: Raffle Secrets, the complete raffle fundraising system that guides nonprofits step-by-step to creating an amazingly profitable raffle fundraiser.


Christmas Raffle Ideas

Christmas is a great time to hold a raffle to make extra money for a special cause. Participants will be eager to donate and possibly win! Below are a couple ideas for a Christmas raffle:

  • Giant Toy Filled Stocking - This is one of my favorites. It is 6 foot tall, filled with toys, and comes with an entry box and banner.
  • Christmas Gift Baskets - These are always a popular item for any holiday raffle and are available in a large variety of styles, sizes, and prices.


Don't Forget the Raffle Tickets!

If you're having a raffle, be sure and buy plenty of tickets. Raffle tickets are especially made as a double with matching numbers. The customer keeps one ticket, you keep the other, and match the tickets to determine the winner. The ticket you keep will usually have a space for the customer to fill out their name and address, if the winner is to be announced at a later date. They are available in a wide variety of color choices and styles. Some are better than others, so be sure and read descriptions and comments to make sure you're getting the one that best suits your needs. I've included a couple of choices below:

Fundraising Help Books

Amazon has the largest variety of fundraising help books and ebooks about anything you need to know. Some of my favorites are: Fundraising for Dummies, The Volunteers Guide to Fundraising, and Fundraising for Schools.


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