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6 Steps to Designing Great Tickets by Brad Leary

Most of us are not graphic designers by trade. I, for example, have a degree in physics, something that is almost in direct opposition to being artistic. Fortunately for those of us who are artistically impaired, it does not take a great deal of artistic talent to design an attractive ticket, so long as some simple guidelines are followed.

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Getting Prizes for Raffle Fundraisers by Sandra Sims

Raffles are one of the most popular and cost effective ways to raise money for a non profit organization. However, it would not be a raffle if you had nothing to give away!

So what kind of prizes should you have? First of all, put yourself in your potential supporter’s shoes - What if someone comes up to you and says they are selling raffle tickets? What prize would you like to win?

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Turning Tickets and Invites into Low-Cost, High-Impact Marketing Tools (Case Study) by Nancy Schwartz

I recently returned from a trip (part work, part pure play) to San Francisco. I grabbed a cable car ticket before jumping on and found myself enthralled by a strikingly effective marketing tactic – The San Francisco Cable Car Collectors' Series.

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Raffle Fundraising Success Using Joint Ventures from the book Raffle Secrets by Chris Brisson

If you want to sell out your raffle faster than ever before, this one method will enable you to do this. Joint ventures are the single most powerful marketing tool you can ever use. They can used to take advantage of the power of other websites or businesses to get your raffle across quickly and extremely cheaply. Most of the time, you can advertise your raffle ticket fundraiser for free in a joint venture.

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Evaluation by Doug Nash

Who benefits from evaluating? YOU DO!

Planning your event helps to avoid or minimize mistakes and so do the best you can, evaluation can help you avoid making the same mistakes and improve the return on your next effort both in the financial and fun departments. Companies and professional organisations use the tool of evaluation constantly to improve their performances in nearly everything that they do. As said elsewhere in this book, if it works for them then it will work for you and your organisation.

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Rotary Club Fundraising Raffle Ad

The newspaper advertisement for a Rotary Club Fundraiser. A Harley Davidson is raffled off to benefit three charities.

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A Themed Gift Basket: The Quick and Easy Raffle or Door Prize by Marie Lisewski

As monies from traditional sources becomes more difficult to secure, organizations are stepping up their fund raising efforts within their communities to raise cash to cover operating costs. While soliciting for cash contributions is the most direct means, it is becoming more difficult as companies are cutting back on such contributions. In addition, competition for the same dollars among the various organizations has increased, forcing them to look for creative ways to reach their goals. Events such as community or school fairs that include door prizes and raffle prizes are becoming very popular and businesses are regularly solicited to donate items to these events.

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Raffle Prizes: Where to Get a Great Prize When You Can't Find Anyone to Donate One by Sherry Truhlar

When conducting a raffle to raise money, the best raffle prize is often one which is donated. This allows all of the collected raffle money to be used by the organization.

But if no appropriate donations are forthcoming, another option is to buy an inexpensive raffle prize. The rationale of this approach is that your modest investment (i.e. buying the prize) will be handsomely rewarded in many raffle ticket sales. Your target market will be excited about winning the prize, and will therefore buy multiple raffle tickets.

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