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Why Raffle Tickets are the Workhorse of Fundraisers Everywhere

Raffles happen to be one of the most popular ways to raise money for a cause you support in today’s day and age. Non-profit organizations in countries like the UK, Canada, Australia, and the US are actively using raffles as a way to attract donors and raise much-needed funds.

For many non-profit and charitable organizations, raffles are the most sensible way to go about fundraising. Printing your own raffle tickets is inexpensive, easy, and you may even have fun while you’re doing it.

How the UK Does Raffles

Amnesty International UK is a great example of a non-profit organization that uses raffles and selling raffle tickets to generate funds and secure donations. Their raffles tend to be very successful.

The Amnesty Spring 2012 Raffle raised over £153,000 for the organization’s cause. Not only that, but they were able to raffle off valuable prizes, namely, four sums of cash, ranging from £100 for fourth prize, to £5,000 for the grand prize.

Their website lets donors know that when they buy a raffle ticket, they are helping raise money that will save lives. This is a great way to encourage donations for any fundraiser.

The International Bison Conference Raffle

An annual event which took place in Quebec City in 2012, the International Bison Conference (IBC) is aimed at celebrating the incredible recovery of bison in North America over the last 100 years.

In order to support this multi-day event with all its activities and learning sessions, IBC held a raffle and sold raffle tickets for $100 a piece.

Though $100 is no small sum of cash, the raffle ticket buyers had a chance to win TEN different prizes valued at $68,000 total.

Attractive and valuable prizes can be a successful way to encourage people to buy your raffle tickets, a theme that the IBC has definitely caught onto.

Sweet Sports Fundraisers

Premier International Tours is an organization aimed at providing kids from the US a program for traveling abroad to Europe so they can participate in international sports competitions.

Last year in 2011, they held a raffle to help players raise money for the purpose of traveling abroad.

The grand prize was two airline tickets from North America to Paris or London, and the players were allowed to keep 100% of the profits.

The players were also allowed to sell the raffle tickets themselves, enabling them to take control of their own fundraising.

Overall, raffle tickets are a unique, smart, and stress-free way to organize almost any fundraiser. No matter where you are in the world, stop worrying about donations, and start printing raffle tickets!

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