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Spaghetti Dinner and Raffle

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

I’ve mentioned on here before that raffle’s work well when combined with other fundraisers.  One of the popular ones that I’ve seen raffles combined with are Spaghetti Dinner fundraisers.  This is a really great idea for schools or businesses who have an immediate contact list.

Typically how people will make this work is to make the dinner a flat fee, and then charge extra if any participants want to be able to take part in the raffle.  It is really great to be able offer this when people come, especially when you advertise it well.  Not only will more people come to your dinner and pay the flat fee, but you also have the possibility of people buying the extra raffle tickets.

The only thing that I would advise in this situation is that you would not charge much for the raffle tickets if you are going to do a higher flat fee.  Some people go with a higher flat fee for the dinner just in case nobody wants to do the raffles, but then some people do a lower flat fee for the dinner to ensure that people do buy raffle tickets.  If it were my fundraiser, I would go with the latter just because you want to give the appearance of an inexpensive night to be able to advertise it well.