Super Bowl Sunday isn’t just about football and commercials – it’s a perfect opportunity to boost your fundraising game! With Cheddar Up, organizing a fundraiser is as easy as scoring a field goal. Let’s dive into how you can set up a Super Bowl 50/50 raffle that’s both fun and financially rewarding.
Understanding the 50/50 Raffle
Before we dive into the how-to, let’s discuss what a 50/50 raffle actually is. In this type of raffle, participants buy tickets for a chance to win half of the total amount raised – hence the name “50/50.” The other half? It goes straight to your fundraising cause.
This means the more tickets sold, the bigger the prize pool grows, creating a win-win scenario. The winner gets a substantial cash prize, and your cause receives much-needed funds. It’s a simple, transparent, and enticing way to raise money, making it a popular choice for events like the Super Bowl.
**Please note that fundraisers/raffles of this nature may be prohibited in some states and it is users’ and payers’ responsibility to determine compliance with their own local laws.**
Creating your Super Bowl 50/50 Raffle
Step #1: Set Up Your Raffle on Cheddar Up
A Cheddar Up collection serves as your virtual raffle booth. Ensure your collection page includes the ticket pricing, the process for drawing the winner, and where the proceeds will go. Transparency and clarity are key to encouraging participation. Remember, the more engaging your page, the more raffle tickets you’re likely to sell.
Need inspiration? Check out this collection for ideas.
Step #2: Determine Your Ticket Pricing
Decide on your ticket prices. We recommend offering multiple pricing tiers (like 1 ticket for $5, 5 for $20, etc.) to encourage larger purchases. With Cheddar Up, setting up different pricing options is a breeze – no manual tracking needed.
Step #3: Spread the Word
Promote your raffle! Share your unique link or QR code via email, social media, and newsletters. Don’t forget to highlight the potential winnings and the cause you’re supporting. The excitement of the Super Bowl, combined with a good cause, can be a powerful motivator.
Host a Super Bowl watch party to increase donations
Prepare a dedicated area at your event for raffle ticket sales or walk around to get the word out more. Use card readers to accept credit card payments, making it effortless for guests to participate without the need for cash.
Step #4: Track Sales Effortlessly
Thanks to Cheddar Up’s automated tracking, you can watch your raffle sales soar from the comfort of your couch. Enjoy the game while our platform handles the numbers, giving you a transparent view of your fundraiser’s success.
You can also make use of Cheddar Up’s ‘total collected’ feature to show the real-time amount raised directly on the collection page. This transparency builds trust and fuels the excitement – as the total grows, so does the potential prize!
Consider posting updates on your social media channels or at your Super Bowl watch party. This can encourage last-minute ticket purchases as participants see the prize pot swelling.
Step #5: Announce the Winner
After the final whistle blows, it’s time to announce the lucky winner. Use Cheddar Up’s messaging feature to share the exciting news and arrange for the prize distribution. Remember, half the pot goes to your cause, and the other half makes someone’s day!
Need help selecting a random winner? We can help with that too! Our raffle winner tool uses your entries directly from Cheddar Up to help you select a winner at random.
Step #6: Celebrate Your Success
Take a moment to celebrate – not just the game’s outcome, but also your fundraising triumph. Share the success with your community and thank them for their participation through the messaging center. Their support is what makes these events a win-win.
Ready to start your own Super Bowl 50/50 raffle?
Hosting a Super Bowl 50/50 raffle is a fantastic way to engage your community and support your cause. Imagine a fundraiser where the thrill of winning is just as exciting as the act of giving. That’s the essence of a 50/50 raffle.