Ideas for raffle gifts

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Ideas for raffle gifts
Organising a raffle is a good way to raise money. (Getty creative)

Fundraisers provide charitable organisations and community groups an efficient way to raise money to help support various causes, activities and goals. Successful fundraisers employ several fundamental ideas to help reach a large number of people and encourage participation. Providing raffle gifts allows attendees an opportunity to donate to a good cause, while having the chance to benefit from their donation.

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Simple ideas

Successful raffles provide a well-rounded assortment of prizes. Small and medium size gifts encourage participation on a large scale by allowing for the purchase of multiple chances at an affordable donation level. Simple ideas include raffling off donated gift tokens and gift cards from local business sponsors. Consider local restaurants, bookshops or pubs to provide something for everyone. Operating a split pot entices donors to contribute for a chance to win a percentage of the money donated. Split pots typically distribute the money equally between the winner and the cause.

Gift baskets

Gift baskets make excellent raffle gifts. Raffle off baskets of various sizes that contain an assortment of gifts. Use baskets to advertise the cause, charity or group the fundraiser seeks to support. For instance, a fundraiser for a football team could provide tickets to a local match, team strip and a ball. Feature a gift basket that includes a stay at a local or regional bed and breakfast along with champagne, robes and slippers for a couple’s weekend away. Other themes to consider when assembling gift baskets for raffles include baskets based on pampering, gardening and cooking.

Larger gifts

Larger gifts enable raffles to offer raffle tickets at higher prices, leading to a more profitable venture. Large gifts, including automobiles, boats and televisions bring in the support of a large range of donors. Advertise the raffle with local media and newspaper outlets for additional donations. Consider raffling off golf clubs, golf memberships and stereo equipment. Additional options include travel packages or memberships to local amusement parks or your local zoo.

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