Fundraising for your PTA can often be challenging due to time constraints, prior engagements or out of hours maintenance. What if fundraising could be still be unique but also time and money saving?
There are many benefits of running a raffle to fundraising for your PTA as prizes provide a great incentive and is a fun alternative to traditional fundraising. Running an offline raffle can still be quite time consuming and may not allow your donors alternative options to donate. However, combining your offline raffle with an online raffle ensures that your donors always have a method of donating; whether online or at your raffle event.
We set up Zaffo so that organisations and donors could have access to an online method of fundraising; to reach targets and engage with a brand new audience. Our platform was built so that setting up and running an online raffle is simple, quick and effective, saving you time and resources which your organisation can use elsewhere.
Why use Zaffo for online raffles?
- Widen the reach of your fundraising efforts and engaging with a new audience online
- The ability to raise funds all day, everyday
- Track your sales 24/7 with the Zaffo Dashboard
- Provide an alternate method of entry for your donors that is secure and simple to use
You can set up and run your PTA raffle online in 5 simple steps:
- Get licensed
- Source Prizes
- Get in touch with us if you would like to set up a bespoke raffle site or setup a free raffle on zaffo.com.
- Promote your raffle
- Draw the winner
In order to run an online raffle you will need to apply for a small society lottery license. A Small Society Lottery License has a maximum limit of £20,000 in ticket sales per draw or £250,000 in a calendar year. This license can be obtained through your local authority. All you need to do is complete a registration form and return it to your local authority office, the initial registration fee is £40 with a £20 annual fee. For more information visit www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/
Sourcing raffle prizes can be a challenge, however by planning ahead and using what is already at hand can save you time and money. Here at Zaffo we have noticed a high interest in experience based prizes and rewarding your winner with a spa break may be a great way to go.
Read more on our blog; 5 steps to source raffle prizes: http://blog.zaffo.com/sourcing-raffle-prizes-5-step-guide
Set Up Your Raffle
Setting up an online raffle with Zaffo is easy. Choose which raffle package suits you best on info.zaffo.com and get in touch with us to see how we can help you.
Alternatively, register your raffle on zaffo.com which is free to set up and takes 48 hours to process. You can be live and selling tickets in no time!
Promote Your Raffle
Promoting your raffle is extremely important and there are so many methods in which you can affectively reach the right audiences and sell more tickets. For your PTA Raffle, start off with a newsletter to your subscriber base. In our experience these work best for PTA's and schools.
Alternatively, you can get more creative by using social media to alert all of your potential donors online, or announce the raffle at your next event.
We have plenty of resources online that are completely free to download and may help you in promotion and set up. You can find them all on the Zaffo Library; http://info.zaffo.com/zaffo-library
Draw The Winner
Now the fun part! After all that hard work, you can now announce your lucky winner. You can do this a multitude of ways; drawing live on Social Media or sending out a lovely newsletter thanking everyone for their support.
At Zaffo, we make it easy to combine your offline and online sales as well. Give us a call and we can help set you up when you are ready to draw your winner. Or read more here: http://blog.zaffo.com/combine-offline-and-online-raffle-sales