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  • Fundraising Requirements

    Want to host a fundraising Giveaway on Chance2Win.org?

    First check to see if your giveaway meets these 3 simple rules:

    Legitimate Charity

    You must be a legitimate Charity or Non-Profit. We only host legal fundraising raffles. The Charity or Non-Profit Organization is responsible for making sure their fundraiser complies with all local laws and regulations.

    There are some states that do not allow online fundraising raffles for charities such as WA, HI, AL and UT so your nonprofit base office cannot be in those states.

    Credit Card Processing

    There are many options for Credit Card Processing. Your organization will need a supported CC processing account such as Authorize.net, Stripe, Square or Intuit. PayPal does not allow processing for raffles so we will not accept PayPal. We recommend that you secure CC processing before signing up for our service. Both Stripe and Square offer quick turnaround for merchant account approvals.

    Qualified Giveaway Item

    We are unable to host fundraisers where the Giveaway Prize is a regulated weapon (Guns or Ammo) or Alcohol in many cases. If you have a prize that falls into this category, please contact us to see if it is possible.

    Raffle Articles

    Online raffles are safe and secure with Chance2Win

    Taking credit cards with a traditional raffle can be a challenge. Multiple people have access to that information and the process is flawed. At Chance2Win, that problem is gone. Your donors checkout in a secure environment and at no time is the financial information stored on our site.

    Chance2Win.org holds customer information privacy to the highest available standard. We do not keep any customer credit card information and the information…

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    Now you have Real Time Reporting with your online raffle

    Traditional raffles have one major flaw for the person who has to manage it. There is no reporting. The Non-Profit Board always wants to know how many tickets have been issued, how much money has been raised, etc. The reality is that until the ticket is drawn and sometimes a week after, you really do not know the results. Traditional raffles have no way to…

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    Managing an online raffle can be easy

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    Increase Online Raffle Donations for Fundraising

    Chance2Win offers the ability to create multi- tiered ticket packages with a proven record of increasing the average contribution significantly. This gives your donors additional chances to win and earn more money for your non-profit. We have done extensive research and have come to the conclusion that people are much more likely to give a larger donation if their chances of winning the raffle are more likely. For…

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    Online raffles are safe and secure with Chance2Win

    Taking credit cards with a traditional raffle can be a challenge. Multiple people have access to that information and the process is flawed. At Chance2Win, that problem is gone. Your donors checkout in a secure environment and at no time is the financial information stored on our site.

    Chance2Win.org holds customer information privacy to the highest available standard. We do not keep any customer credit card information and the information sent to the credit card processor is encrypted and not kept on our system. Chance2Win does daily security scans of our online raffle website to look for vulnerabilities. All ticket and order information is backed up daily to offsite storage.

    Your contributors can rest assured that their information is safe and secure.

    Recap: If you are hosting a charity raffle and expect to generate $10,000 or more donations and need a Merchant Account, we would suggest signing up with Square or Stripe. You can get your account set up in minutes and they have very reasonable rates.

    If you are looking for a more traditional Merchant Account with much better rates, but have minimum requirements for transaction volume, etc. We highly recommend WinStar Payments, they have a variety of options and excellent customer service. Contact them at https://www.winstarpayments.com/contact-us/

    You can setup tiered ticket pricing $10 for 1 ticket, $25 for 3 tickets, etc

    You can have ticket numbers to correspond with printed tickets if needed such as assigning
    numbers from 3001 to 10000 and you sell 1-2999 in person.

    Limit ticket sales such as no more than 5000 tickets will be sold $10 min transaction and
    traditional raffles have a $5 min ticket value and basket raffles have a $1 ticket min value. (Ex:
    10 tickets for $10 for a basket raffle, 2 tickets for $10 for a traditional raffle)

    Here are some common questions we get:

    We did a fundraiser on Gofundme and they didn’t require a CC account, they simply sent us the money – we want you to do that for our raffle

    We cannot do that. A fundraiser and a raffle/charity raffles have different regulations. In almost every Jurisdiction in the US there are specific rules regarding payments for a raffle ticket. In some States, the Charity is required to have a separate bank account where the payments are deposited to avoid the possibility of co-mingling of raffle funds. It is your and the charity’s responsibility to follow the regulations for your location.

    Can we add a service charge to the ticket price to help offset cc fees and the site cost?

    Yes, we have the ability to do that. Most charities will add a service charge between 6.5 to 10%. Our research shows that adding a Service Charge does not have a significant impact on your raffle orders. Most customers are used to a service charge on tickets and it is a great way to offset your fundraising expenses. We default to 7.5% when we set up your raffle unless you tell us otherwise. About 80% of Charities add a service charge.

    Do you charge a percentage in addition to the fees above?

    No, our only charge is what is stated. In many States it is illegal to collect a percentage of a raffle. The credit card processing will charge typical fees. That is not part of our service.

    We are doing a basket raffle and want to have 4 levels of prize baskets.

    For example, we will have ticket prices of $2, $5, $10 and $25. $2 tickets can only be added to the $2 prize baskets. Etc.

    That is not possible. At the current time, we are the only software anywhere with an online basket raffle option. We will look into this in the future. We are not aware of any way to do this in an online/virtual environment

    Can we do a “Basket Raffle” or “Chinese Raffle”

    Yes, our newest version has the ability to handle ticket packages where the tickets are then assigned to various prizes when checking out. We have a prize category function where you setup your prize categories for filtering such as Restaurants, Gift Cards, Entertainment, Gifts, etc. Each prize needs a Title, Description and 1 Photo. Additionally, Basket Raffles cannot support another raffle on the same site.
    ** At the current time, we can only implement basket raffles this way. If you want lengthy descriptions, additional photos and adding sponsor links to each prize, we suggest making a PDF of more detailed info and we can post it.