Sunday, May 10, 2009

Fundraising: If you can't attend, how about ...

Got an invitation to a fundraising event I wouldn't normally attend (though great cause). This year, a card was inserted with a picture of earrings that had been donated - and on reverse said $10/ticket for raffle - and made it easy to include credit card info. As I reached for my wallet, I realized it's a really good fundraising idea. Why not give everyone a chance/reason to participate easily, even if not attending?

Although I'd include options of fax and online donations on the card too instead of just ability to mail back the card.

1 comment:

David M. Patt, CAE said...

If you are holding a raffle, make sure you don't violate state or federal laws.

Many states do not allow lotteries (see April of Association Forum of Chicagoland's "Forum" magazine).

Mailing of raffle tickets, although commonly done, does not always conform to federal law.