Top 5 Raffle Prize Ideas
Top 5 Raffle Prize 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. Seasonal Products
Select a seasonal product to raffle. Something that lots of people need or would love to have but don’t have the money to buy. They will be happy to take a chance on winning! Have your raffle at the beginning of the season or just before it begins. For summer I suggest a high end cooler, such as the YETI Coolers. There are lots of choices. Pick one (or two) and offer for a seasonal raffle.
4. Gift Certificates / Gift Cards
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.
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.
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.