Tell Us About Your Most Successful Fundraiser

most_successful_fundraiser_postLast week we asked you to share your most successful fundraising effort. The individual who provided the best answer would win a $50 gift certificate to We received many great money making ideas. Congratulations to Amy Kowalski for providing the following winning response:

Amy said: One of our most successful activities last season was a gift basket raffle. We had businesses donate a variety of items (some big, some small) and we assembled them into 14 different baskets.

We had several sports-based baskets with tickets to upcoming games, shirts, hats and other items and we had some with other themes like coffee and chocolate, pets, car care, spa items, etc. The baskets ranged in value with some baskets worth over $500.

In order to raffle the baskets off, tickets were sold - 2 tickets for $5, 5 tickets for $10, or 20 tickets for $20.  The event raised well over $1,000 for our team which gave us the ability to reduce the last payment for everyone on the team.

Editor's Note: To increase your earnings on this fundraiser, consider raising ticket prices, basket value or number of baskets included. Congratulations to Amy Kowalski for her winning answer. As a thank you for her answer, is giving Amy a $50 gift certificate to Want to win this week's prize? Be sure to click here for the latest Grow the Game contest.
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