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It is time to mention yet another wonderful raffle hosted by @raffleready. The DSC Frontline Foundation is raffling off a once in a lifetime Dangerous Game Safari!
The mission of the DSC Frontline Foundation is to provide financial relief to professional hunters and their assistants, trackers and skinners who are killed or seriously injured in the course of providing professional hunting services. The individuals we seek to help are often on the frontline of hunts and therefore exposed to the dangers inherent in hunting. These same individuals are unlikely to have adequate, or any, health insurance. They are unlikely to have life insurance or disability coverage. As a result, a serious injury has the potential to be even more devastating to these folks than to most of the rest of us. The death of a primary breadwinner could have equally dire consequences for most of the people we seek to help.
The DSC Frontline Foundation recognizes that for many hunters the quality of the adventure is due in large part to the quality and experience of the guide or outfitter. This is particularly true in the case of international hunting adventures and big game trips. It is critical to have guides and outfitters (and assistants) who have experience, and gaining that experience often involves working under harsh and dangerous conditions. With experience comes increased risk of serious injury or death.
In order to provide some relief for injuries or some compensation for the survivors of those who are killed, and to help insure that those who are injured can return to professional hunting the Foundation desires to establish a fund from which distributions to qualified individuals can be made.
Safari Specialty Importers, together with Comre Safaris, Travel Express, Trophy Solutions Africa, Spherical Freight and True-Life Taxidermy, are pleased to present this truly one-of-a-kind, all-inclusive 7-day dangerous game hunt for one hunter for Cape buffalo in South Africa. Included are a round-trip airline ticket for one person on South African Air from Washington DC or New York gateway to Port Elizabeth, SA donated by Travel Express; trophy fee for 1x Cape buffalo, private en-suite chalet accommodations, daily maid/laundry service, meals, local wines/beers, beverages, 1×1 professional guide, trackers, skinners, field dressing and round-trip transportation from East London Airport to the lodge all donated by Comre Safaris; collection of trophies, disinfection, processing, permitting, packing & crating, administration and inland cartage to Johannesburg donated by Trophy Solutions Africa; USA clearance and transportation to taxidermist in the USA donated by Safari Specialty Importers; trophy freight charges from South Africa to USA donated by Spherical Freight; and taxidermy services for 1x Cape buffalo shoulder mount donated by True-Life Taxidermy. This hunt is available March through November, 2016 only and may be upgraded to include additional species at current rates. Additional hunters are welcome at $450/day; non-hunters are welcome at $220/day. Transportation during the hunt is mostly by spot & stalk. Method of take is rifle .375 or higher. Amounts paid for raffle tickets are not deductible under Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. Please consult your tax adviser with any questions.
This raffle is only going until the end of the year, so get your tickets now! https://dscff.raffleready.com/dangerous-game-safari-raffle
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!
Raffle Ready is pleased to announce our newest raffle! The IAAI Foundation is raffling off an Indian Chief Dark Horse in to underwrite training and research efforts and awards educational scholarships to raise the level of fire investigation around the world.
Here is a little bit about The IAAI Foundation:
The International Association of Arson Investigators® (IAAI®) is an international professional association of more than 8,000 fire investigation professionals, united by a strong commitment to suppress the crime of arson through professional fire investigation.
The IAAI will continue to serve as the global resource for those serving and associated with the fire, arson and explosion investigation profession with respect to fire safety/prevention, arson enforcement/prosecution, and fire claims/litigation.
- To unite for mutual benefit those public officials and private persons engaged in the prevention, reduction and prosecution of arson and kindred crimes.
- To cooperate with public agencies and private organizations to further the advancement of fire investigation through the promotion and facilitation of research, the exchange of technical information and resources, and the administration of professional credentialing.
- To encourage high professional standards of conduct among members, and to continually strive to eliminate all factors which interfere with the administration of justice and responsibility.
CLICK HERE to purchase your own tickets and to be a part of this valuable cause
Although there are still many traditional-style raffles which use tickets and a hat, organizations can benefit much more from a technologically advanced raffle. These nonprofits must take advantage of the new technologies that are available to them in today’s highly advanced society. Fundraising becomes a lot more profitable when using technology over traditional raffle techniques.
To point out the flaws of a traditional nonprofit raffle, two main ideas come to mind. The first flaw is banquets/galas/golf outings. Most organizations only conduct raffles during these events, which requires a high number of volunteers to assist with the raffles during an already busy event. These organizations should realize that this is the least effective way to generate profit, they should spend their valuable time before the event promoting their raffle webpage to potential donors that can’t make it to the event; rather then conducting one to only target event attendees who already spent money to attend. The second biggest flaw with traditional raffles is the process of selling the ticket stubs. Anyone who has ever been associated with the process of creating a raffle knows how difficult it is to keep track of the ticket sales. Whether it’s the number of tickets being sold, distributed, or the prizes and cash/checks/credit card processing. All nonprofit organizations whom leverage technology and the right raffle software, have all of the management and tracking work done for them. This allows nonprofits to reach goals they never thought possible. The http://www.raffleready.com Technology will automatically keep track of the tickets sold and all the other important information an organization needs to know while they are running a raffle.
Apart from those two major flaws, their are also a ton of advantages for an online raffle. First of all, the online ticket delivery and thank you letter is automated with the donors information and ticket number. After purchasing tickets online, you can instantly print them out, or even send your tickets via email. Additionally most customers are required to fill out their personal information and give out their email address. This is a major advantage for raffle organizations because it gives future promotional opportunities between the organization and the donors. There’s simply too many reasons for organizations to run their raffles online using the new technology that is offered in today’s world, rather then limiting themselves and their customers to traditional, slow-moving, unproductive raffles.