The point of a raffle is to raise money.
There are an endless number of deserving charities, from local organizations to those who work world wide, and the end result of any raffle is to contribute to a specific cause. While raising awareness of that cause is an important side effect of any charity event, the main goal is to collect as much money as possible to donate to that organization.
Here are a few ways to increase your proceeds:
- Cut costs
- Entry fees
- Multiple raffles
- Raffles of varying worth
- Selling additional items
One of the best ways to cut costs is to order your Raffle Tickets online. Not only is it fast and easy, but it allows you to customize your tickets, something that will surely draw more attention to what you're doing and with raffles, attention means more sales.
A raffle tied into an event or show can also give you the option of charging a fee for admission, with the money from the door going to cover costs, thus freeing up all the money from the raffle to go towards the charity. You can also get creative with this option by charging people a can of food or something similar to get in.
Having multiple raffles is also a good option, both by increasing the number of items for people to buy tickets for and by varying the types of items to draw more interest.
While giving away prizes with a drawing might be why people are there, selling items that are connected to the benefit can raise additional funds. If your fundraising event has an environmental theme, then, in addition to raffling off "green" prizes, you could also sell different, yet thematically similar, items, perhaps at reduced prices.
These are just a few of the many ways you can increase the proceeds from your fundraiser. As with the raffle itself, you're only limited by your imagination!