Idea for Nonprofits in a House Raffle


First of all, before I share my idea to help nonprofits, did you hear about that cute beagle mix that survived the gas chamber in an Alabama dog pound? We all have our issues, and mine is domesticated animals who must live by the choices man makes for them. I’m glad the unnamed beagle, now named Daniel, survived and he’s in a safe home.

So here’s my idea for the nonprofit working to get the word out about their house raffle: Invite a celebrity who lives in the area of the prize home to meet and greet during an open house. This doesn’t have to be a major movie star, it can be a sport celebrity,  a famous author, or if you have a weather man at your local station who has a strong following, people will show up to shake hands with that special person. This will even work with the players of your city sports team as long as they are well liked. The mascot could come too, or the cheer leaders also.

The goal is to increase traffic at the prize home during an open house and to get some free media coverage. If your prize home has a wow factor, then it will sell itself and more people will buy tickets.

To Your Success!

Diane Giraudo-McDermott

By the way, did you know Sherlock Holmes NEVER said “Elementary, my dear Watson”, Humphrey Bogart NEVER said “Play it again, Sam” in Casablanca, and they NEVER said “Beam me up, Scotty” on Star Trek.

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