57 Creative Raffle Basket Ideas for Silent Auctions, School Fundraisers and All Fundraising Events (unique raffle item ideas too!)

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Raising money for your charity, PTO / PTA back to school event, sports / football team, school, church, band or any other organization? A raffle or a silent auction is a great fundraiser idea! Below are some creative raffle ideas, tips and raffle or silent auction gift basket ideas (which always make a lot of money).
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Let’s take a look at more raffle basket ideas for your fundraiser…

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Are you looking for great fundraiser raffle basket ideas for your PTO, school club, student council, sports team or church youth group? Here are many unique and profitable gift basket ideas to raffle that will turn your fundraiser into a big win for everyone!

Remember, picking the right prize for your raffle basket theme is the foundation of your potential success of your silent auction or other fundraiser.

Ideally, you want to get your prizes and raffle basket items donated, so put your effort into getting the best possible item(s) you can. Yes, it will take extra work, but it will be worth it in the long run so your charity, school or church will net more of the profits.

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We’re big fans of raffle gift baskets – and you’ll see pictures of many raffle gift basket ideas on this page.

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In fact, we LOVE this gift basket idea for a silent auction – how cute, right?

(and YES, it made a lot of money!)

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However, if gift baskets aren’t in your raffle plans, here are more ideas for your fundraising raffle event.

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Getting prizes to offer for your raffle? Here’s what you’ll need and some creative raffle prize ideas.

Score BIG, Expensive items:

Cars
Trips
Electronics
Jewelry

Try to get one of these items by talking to family and friends of people in your group. Chances are, somebody you already know, has a business that can donate. A good rule of thumb is that the more expensive your prize is, the more you can charge for the raffle ticket and the longer amount of time you might need to sell tickets.

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Gather A Collection Of Smaller, Less Expensive Items:

restaurant gift cards
movie gift cards
gift certificates for haircuts or other services
hotel packages

The advantage of taking this route is that many local business’s like to support local schools and clubs this way. It’s a great way for them to advertise and do good at the same time. Be sure to thank them publicly in your promotional materials.

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Once you see what your group was able to collect, create a grand prize package deal, and if you have enough, you can even do a second and third prize package. Raffle tickets may be less expensive, but try to sell volume.

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Experiences Are Priceless:

You might also consider an experience. An experience is priceless, something money can’t buy.

For instance, I would pay a lot of money on raffle tickets if I could sit in the grand stands with my son’s high school band. And, I don’t mean next to the band, (I do that already), I mean, smack dab in the middle of the drum section. I want to be in the action.

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Raffle Basket Ideas - Fundraising ideas for raffles and silent auctions

Bonus Fundraising Raffle Ideas:

Being a Drum Major for a performance
Riding in the homecoming parade
Punting the football or throwing the opening pitch
Being the school mascot
Consider approaching your local fire department and getting permission to raffle off a ride on a fire truck (Sometimes, the fire fighters will give you a tour of the firehouse and maybe even let you eat with them, as long as there are no emergencies)
If the mayor of your town is popular, why not see if he or she would be willing to host the winners for lunch at town hall
Have your group do a day of chores, yard work, or packing up someone’s house for moving

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The Finishing Touches On Your Fundraising Raffle:

Make sure your tickets look professional and are numbered
Get lots of people to help sell
Ask a parent or close family friend first. It feels good to get a, “yes”, right away
Price your tickets to reflect the “value” of your grand prize
Sell more than one ticket to each person (maybe you can make a deal for three)
Check your state laws on raffles (someone in your group probably has a family member who is an attorney, or ask your teacher for help)
Handle your money carefully – remember, even though they are purchasing a ticket, they are supporting your cause. People will want to know how much you raised
Announce your winner so that your group has credibility for next year

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Silent Auction vs Raffle

Many wonder which is better for fundraising – a silent auction or a raffle.

A lot of charities tend to try both of these strategies at one time or the other. It is probably a question that a lot of people have asked in the past, because it is hard to know without proper research which is a better option for your charity. Well there are some rules to doing this correctly and picking the best option for your charity. We intend on deciphering the best options here.

Before you choose to pick one or the other it is a good idea to consider your timeframe, who your donors are, what the items are that would be available for silent auctions or a raffle and your budget for each of option.

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If you are considering having a silent auction you are going to have to get ready to dedicate a good portion of time for the next 6 months or so, just planning and getting everything ready to go. Silent auctions take time to plan, find good locations and get good items to be donated. But usually the turn out and the amount of money that can be made because of an event can be significantly higher than a raffle could ever pull in.

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On the other hand a raffle is something that can be setup rather quickly and without a lot of money. The only money needed would be the item that could be won and the cost of the raffle tickets. A lot times when holding the raffle the item that is being raffled off could be donated to the charity. This is even better as the price of the tickets usually aren’t that much.

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When trying to decide on which option is better for your charity, it is a good idea to consider that a lot more people will enter into a raffle, not as many will bid an item up in hopes of getting it at the end of an event. The reason is because a lot times, people entering into a raffle really aren’t that concerned with winning the item. Yes it would be nice to get the item, but their intentions are usually just to contribute to the charity.

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The same can be said for the silent auction side of things, but usually there is more of a want there, than just a contribution. Basically meaning that if someone doesn’t really want what is being auctioned they aren’t going to bid. However with the raffle, they are just basically giving the money away in support of the charity.

And remember, your raffle basket or silent auction gift basket does NOT have to be a literal basket, my niece’s ball team did VERY well with these rakes with lottery tickets in their silent auction!

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