Winning a Raffle; Part I

Our goal with this series is to prepare you to run a professional campaign to give you the best chance of meeting or surpassing your fundraising goals. HOW? You might ask – Easy. We have broken it down into 8 categories and will … Continue reading

The Cattery Raffle

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Another great raffle here at @raffleready! The Cattery of Corpus Christi is raffling of a 2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium to help them raise funds to add an additional mobile spay/neuter clinic to reach even more people and pets!

The Cattery began in early 2007 as a dream discussed over dinner.  Several exhausting months later, the dream blossomed into reality.  We had an amazing first year, with over 100 adoptions and a lot of support from the community in the form of volunteers (over 100!), donations, print and media coverage, boutique sales, a full boarding area, and successful fundraisers.

However at the end of 2008, we realized that it was unrealistic in this economy to continue paying the rent we were being charged for our location.  Supporters wanted to buy us a building but unfortunately we did not find one in time for a seamless transition.  The kitties were kept safe in a building on a supporters land outside of the city limits and were taken to Petsmart Saturday – Wednesday for adoption, while looking for a new suitable home for our feline friends.  While it seemed like a bad start to the year, the number of adoptions doubled and we ended 2009 with 231 adoptions!  We found a new home for the kitties in April and by August the kitties were all moved in and settled into their new shelter.

Things continue to go well with donations up and the building of new quarantine and isolation buildings.  We are able to continue our work for the cats and kittens of Corpus Christi because of generous sponsors and supporters!

The Cattery offers an alternative to traditional animal shelters in providing a no-kill, cage-free haven for homeless, abused, or abandoned cats.  From there, we seek permanent, loving homes for these animals.  In addition, our organization promotes public awareness regarding the value of animals and their welfare, the dangers of pet overpopulation, and the benefit of quality human-animal companionship.

Dont miss out! Click here to purchase your tickets today!

https://thecattery.raffleready.com/the-cattery-raffle

Why Your School Should Run a Raffle

A raffle is the perfect type of fundraiser for a school. It’s the best and easiest way to get everyone who has any connection to your school involved. Alumni and parents will want to help by buying tickets and also helping to sell them. Traditional school fundraisers like bake sales and banquet dinners have limited fundraising potential mainly because there’s a limit on how many people can participate in them. A raffle has no real limits on participation and it even encourages more participation from everyone involved.

A good, well-run school fundraiser raffle will get everyone involved. You can have the kids put up signs and go around the neighborhood selling tickets as well as selling to friends and family. Alumni and parents can also sell to co-workers, friends, and family, and they can help publicize the campaign through email and other methods of contacting people. Some will volunteer or can be recruited to help the school with the back-end administrative work.

A strong raffle campaign that gets everyone associated with the school involved should be a great boost to camaraderie even if it is not wildly successful.  But most likely it will be a great success and the school will benefit greatly.  Raffles also have the great benefit of allowing you to connect with alumni and generous supporters much more effectively than, for example, a bake sale.  A raffle can be revisited annually (or even more often if need be) and is an efficient and effective way to consistently raise money for your school.

Raffle Ready helps schools run raffles by offering incentive programs to parents who participate such as tuition breaks. Schools can also offer things like waiving fees for school trips or free lunches for a month. The potential incentives are almost endless and all will help entice parents to be active participants in your school’s raffle.