Archive for September, 2012

Your Successful Raffle Sports Fundraiser

Friday, September 21st, 2012

So you want to hold a fundraiser for your kids’ sports team?

No matter whether your kids are involved in soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, lacrosse, or any other sport one can think of, there comes a time when money must be available in order to procure uniforms, equipment, or travel.

The quickest and easiest way to raise funds for your sports team is to hold a raffle fundraiser.

There are just three basics needed for success with a raffle. You will need a prize or prizes that people would want to win.

Secondly, you will need professional looking, numbered, custom printed raffle tickets.

And lastly, you will need to make lots of sales!

That’s the easy part if your prizes are something someone would really like to win, and if your sports team is motivated to sell them.

So let’s talk about some ways to motivate your team to really rack up the sales.

Do what professional sales managers do to drive more sales from their sales staff.

Have a sales incentive program!

You will find your raffle ticket sales soaring when you hold out incentive prizes for selling the most tickets.

Here are some prize incentive ideas that will light a fire under sales.

I-pod, mp3 players
I-tunes cards
Xbox
Gift Certificates

While your raffle sale is in progress, let your producers know where they stand and help foster competition.

Don’t forget to acknowledge and give attention to the top sales producers in an awards ceremony.

Now go hold a successful raffle fundraiser!

Use Facebook to Promote Your Raffle

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Your church, school, team, or organization is going to hold a raffle.

Great idea!

A fundraising raffle is a fantastic way to bring in much needed funds for your good cause.

But then 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?

Simply create a “Facebook Page” for your raffle event.

The easiest way to create your Page is to go to: www.facebook.com/pages/create.php

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.