We typically play this game at the end of the Fund-a-Need portion of your fundraising event. At the last and final Fund-A-Need level which is typically $100 we introduce this raffle type game and announce the fabulous prize. An example of a great prize could be two tickets to Hamilton or a jersey signed by NBA star Steph Curry, both of which are super hot in San Francisco right now.
The game is simple. Each time a donor raises their paddle, the donor is entered once to win the prize. If they are interested in being entered twice, they would raise their paddle twice, thus making a $200 donation.
The end of the paddle raise game can garner your organization an additional $10,000+ in addition to your live auction, silent auction, and fund-a-need efforts. The paddle raise game allows for participation from all attendees, including those who have already donated at the higher fund-a-need levels. Those who have already donated will donate a little more and those who haven’t participated all night will donate at a lower price point. This is a great way to end the night in a, fun, engaging and democratic way!
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