Raffles have stood the test of time. They are a tried and true method to raise funds. The lure of the local club raffle is enticing in its appeal and unending in its ability to provide funds to clubs.
Raffles can be as big or as small as the club needs. And once prizes are organized, it is a time-efficient way of raising funds.Meat-tray raffles, chook raffles, car raffles, house raffles, Christmas Hampers, Easter egg hampers, door prizes at events, holiday raffles, gym memberships and tickets to shows and sports events are just the tip of the ice berg.
These fundraisers are versatile and can be part of nearly every event a club organises – social events, off site events, training nights and match days. In fact, with every gathering of your club members there is an opportunity to run a raffle.
If time and resources are an issue in putting together your raffle, there are organisations out there such as RaffleLink who can do all the organising for you, allowing you to focus more on the promotion and marketing of your event.
Depending on the prize, raffles cost almost nothing to run and therein lies their attraction - easy to run and quick funds into the club. Prizes can usually be sourced from sponsors and tickets are $1 per book from the local newsagent or can be printed cheaply.
Promotion can vary from a passionate parent strolling up and down the sidelines shouting out "RAFFLE" to more extensive methods. A valuable prize deserves to be promoted on the club website and social media pages to generate as many sales as possible.
There are also organisations out there such as RaffleLink that can help promote your raffle to a wider audience.
Licenses and Permits
The world of raffles can be a murky one when it comes to licenses and permits. Each state in Australia has a government department that oversees regulations for raffles and it is best to check their website or contact them if in any doubt as to whether your club needs a permit to run a particular raffle.
Check the Sports Community information on gambling legislation for your state via this link.
This procedure should be treated as a guide only. Your club should seek advice specific to the needs of your club and event. Seek further details from authorities and service providers; especially in regards to insurance, licences, permits, spectator and participant safety. Image supplied by BudgetRaffleTickets.com.au BudgetRaffleTickets.com.auThe place to go for custom printed raffle tickets
RaffleLink utilises custom designed software to provide online raffles to non-profit organisations. The aim is to help fundraisers work smarter and more effectively when it comes to fundraising. RaffleLink can offer clubs a great deal of support and can make fundraising easier!
To learn more please visit their page: http://howtofundraise.com.au/fundrai