Daily Archives: March 9, 2012

This Raffle is Easy!

All nonprofit organizations and charities, large and small, should think about holding a 50-50 raffle fundraiser.


Although typically this type of raffle is used as a fundraiser for smaller nonprofit groups like booster clubs, sports teams, and social clubs, many other groups can and should consider the 50-50 raffle:

• Churches
• Golf Tournaments
• Libraries
• Festivals
• Fire Departments
• and many others!

While many larger nonprofits perhaps consider themselves above this type of fundraising, it can make a wonderful add-on to an existing event.

50-50 Raffle Ticket Sources

50-50 raffle fundraising tickets are the style of tickets that have two sections that both share a unique serial number. They come on a consecutively numbered double ticket roll. The seller keeps one half and the buyer gets the other half. Tickets can be sold fast because there isn’t any name, address, or phone number to fill out.

50-50 Raffles and the Law

A 50-50 fundraising raffle is a game of chance. They are highly regulated in all 50 states. Each state, and sometimes each local jurisdiction, has their own rules. There are even a few states that forbid 50-50 raffles!

Don’t even consider planning a raffle until you understand all the rules and regulations involved. In most instances paperwork will have to be submitted and approved before you can hold a 50-50 raffle. But if your nonprofit qualifies it is usually a simple process.

Conclusion

Fundraising with a 50-50 raffle is easy, fast, and makes good money time after time. Won’t you consider one for your nonprofit group’s next fundraiser?