Posts Tagged ‘group’

Gift Basket Raffles

Friday, May 14th, 2010

People love gift basket raffles.  The sooner you realize that, the better off your organization will be when you conduct a raffle.  People love to participate in gift basket raffles because they feel like they are getting more bang for their buck.  As opposed to just winning one prize, they are winning a whole basket full of prizes that they really want.

Gift basket raffles are great because you can add your own flair to them.  They can reflect your organization or a theme you have going on for the raffle.  For example, if you are raising money for a school, you can fill it with a Kindle, Amazon gift card, a leather organizer, etc.

This is also a great way to get your whole group involved.  If everyone pitches in money to fill the basket, or buys an item to put in the basket, it will get filled with great stuff.  You can reward them with a long lunch, or an extra vacation day just to get the ball rolling.  Good luck!

Customizing Your Prize to Your Business/Group

Monday, March 1st, 2010

I work with a lot different businesses/groups who are running raffles.  One of the topics that  I discuss when we meet to order raffle tickets and such is the prize that they are raffling off.  Typically, the customer that businesses/groups raffles off a prize to is in their circle of influence.  Most likely they have interests in common.  I think that there is a lot of potential in this similarity between the seller and the customer.

When thinking of the prize you want to raffle, think about the majority of people you are going to be selling raffle tickets to.  For example, if you are a part of a reading club that is holding a raffle you might want to raffle off a set of signed books.  Or if you are part of a school, you could raffle off free sports passes to all of the games for the next two years.  Another example would be is if you are holding a raffle for a business you might want to make the prize a week of paid vacation.

This might not work for every group, but I think that it would work for most groups.  It’s such a common sense, practical way to improve your raffle.  I hope this helps you in your raffle endeavors.