Before you start organizing any kind of fundraiser, you need to choose a cause that the event is benefiting. This could be a charity, a community organization, a school, or any other worthy cause.
Gather a team to assist in the organization of the fundraiser. Determine the goal of the fundraiser and how much money needs to be raised. Make sure to follow all legal requirements and regulations. Set a date for the drawing and a deadline for ticket sales.
Determine how much money you are able to spend on the gift baskets, what the ticket prices will be. Decide what types of gift baskets you would like to offer. These should be filled with items related to the cause or related to the event’s theme. This could be shaped around a particular holiday, an event, or a specific item like a spa day or a picnic basket, and create an attractive display for them.
Gather items to fill the basket by asking local businesses to donate items to the cause, or solicit donations from family and friends.
Create flyers and posters to advertise the raffle and spread the word about it. Make sure to include information such as the date, time, location, cost of tickets and prize baskets. Market and promote the event by reaching out to friends, family, and local businesses for donations, and spread the word about the event through social media, emails, and flyers. Set up a system where people can purchase tickets. Consider offering discounts if people purchase multiple tickets. Select a winner during a special event or stream the raffle live on social media.
Present the lucky winner with the gift basket and let them know how much their ticket purchase helped your cause. Congratulate the winner and thank everyone who contributed to the event.