House Raffle Website



And I hope you’re gearing up for a great 4th of July celebration tomorrow. We’re still in the 90s here, what are you doing to stay cool?

A few words about house raffle websites. The nonprofit should create a separate website just for the house raffle. They can add a link to the website of their nonprofit, but only sticking a page on the nonprofit’s  website for the house raffle is not sufficient.

Today I looked at NW Indiana House Raffle website and this is what I think:

  1. Clean site and it’s dedicated to the House Raffle. GOOD
  2. They are raffling multiple homes, but when you click “view next home” you only get the logo of the builder and no home to view. NOT GOOD
  3. The funds help St. Jude House and Crossroads YMCA. GOOD
  4. On the entry form there is a place to check off how you heard about the raffle. GOOD
  5. You can buy by mail and they will mail you the ticket. NOT GOOD. US Postal Regulations prohibit the mailing of raffle tickets. A nonprofit can mail a ticket confirmation which can include the ticket number on it, but tickets cannot be mailed.
  6. They’re offering a $250,000 cash option instead of a home – winners choice. GOOD

To your success!

Diane Giraudo McDermott

Did you know that Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both died on Independence Day July 4, 1826?

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