Category Archives: Raffle ideas

Turn Fundraising into Friendraising


It is about forming and growing relationships within your community.

I am constantly in search of ideas to help out my fundraising friends.  Through my searches I have learned that fundraising is not just about raising money.  It is about forming and growing relationships within your community in an attempt to change lives…to make the world a better place to live.  This is because as human beings we do not respond well to being a number.  We need to feel like we are a person who is a part of a community.  The other day I came across a term that is new to me, friendraising.

What is Friendraising?

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Raise Even More Funds at Your Event with a Wine Pull Raffle

wine pull

A wine pull raffle is a novel way to add excitement to a fundraising event while raising extra money for a worthy cause.  Valentine’s Day is one of the few days out of the year where we go out of our way to make it a point to spend time with our loved ones  wine-ing, dine-ing and dancing; therefore, why not add a wine pull raffle to your Valentine’s Day fundraiser event?

What is a wine pull?

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Holiday Fundraiser Ideas That Help Lessen The Burden On Families

holiday fundraiser ideasPreparing for the holidays can not only be stressful, but often overwhelming for many families. Your organization can help with holiday fundraiser ideas that offer a number of useful services and can help keep Mom and Dad’s to-do list short.

Amid the hustle and bustle of preparing for Christmas – all the shopping, decorating, and travelling adds up – it’s easy to lose track of time. Your group can help busy families enjoy home-baked goods by offering baked holiday cookies that members of the community can purchase by the dozen. Decide on two or three basic, popular varieties, such as sugar cookies or snickerdoodles, and begin taking orders at least two weeks in advance to give your group time to prepare and bake. If time, skill and interest allows, you could even offer pies or cakes. Continue reading

Experience raffles are worth more than money

When it comes to fundraisers, it’s fun to offer something different. If your organization is looking for an unusual drawing, think about experience raffles.

At first glance, this drawing looks much like many others: you print out your customized raffle tickets and sell them throughout the community. What makes this type of event unique is that the prizes aren’t tangible. Instead, entrants enter to win the chance to do or participate in something they’ll never forget. Continue reading

Fundraising opportunities abound at summertime cookouts

outdoor grillFather’s Day gatherings make for perfect fundraising opportunities

With the month of June come Father’s Day and the first official days of summer – warm, sunny days that are perfect for cookouts and outdoor fun. Your organization can host a barbecue and serve up delicious food and games for the whole family. Continue reading

Getting green at a lawn and garden show and sale

With the arrival of spring, gardeners’ thoughts and dreams turn to the promise of another growing season. It’s time to plan the lush landscapes of vibrant, colorful flowers and the rows of veggies and herbs, whether grown at home from seed or purchased as a young, healthy plant. Your organization can be part of the action by hosting a lawn and garden show and sale that brings together those who love plants and local growers. Continue reading

Easter and springtime raffle ideas

Easter Egg HuntWith many parts of the country seeing record-shattering cold and snowfall totals, it can be difficult to remember that the calendar says Easter and springtime is right around the corner. But it really is, and your organization can play a part in fostering the hopeful excitement of warmer weather by sponsoring an Easter-themed fundraiser. Continue reading