Charity Sweepstakes Software
Our sweepstakes software platform makes running online sweepstakes so easy to manage! Simply sell sweepstakes entries on our donor-friendly platform and let us manage the rest. Easily add prizes and customize the fundraiser for your needs. Best of all, our sweepstakes websites are free of charge with our innovative tipping model that allows your donors to support the platform.
- NO SUBSCRIPTION Required
- FREE Online Sweepstakes Sales
- FREE Custom Website Branding
- FREE Gamification Elements (Countdown, Thermometer, Chatter, Livestream)
- FREE Customer Success and Technical Support Included
- FREE PRICING with Optional Donor Tips
What are Online Sweepstakes for Charities?
Online sweepstakes are an easy way for nonprofits to raise funds. Charity sweepstakes give donors a chance to win a prize or prizes, often in exchange for a donation. With sweepstakes, a free method of entry must also be offered in addition to donation-based entries.
If you’re looking for a fundraising campaign to grow your audience and engage supporters, running charity sweepstakes may be a great solution for your organization. Online sweepstakes campaigns can be run by nonprofits or charities, schools, or even businesses.
Features of Our Sweepstakes Software
- Ability to add one prize or multiple prizes
- Fundraising thermometer to track online fundraising progress
- Live streaming platform for virtual fundraising events
- Sponsor promotion via sponsor logos and links to website and social media
- Easy social media share options
- System randomly draws winners from all entries
- Include Social Media sharing options to reward supporters who share links and bring in other donors with more raffle entries
- Text to Give (for US-based campaigns) and mobile giving features to make promoting the contest easy
- Excellent technical support to make sure you get it right
Sharing Rewards for Social Referrals
One of the most powerful ways to advertise your sweepstakes is via your supporters’ social media channels.You can incentivize social referrals by running contests that allow your supporters to earn entries by referring their friends to your sweepstakes.
Sharing rewards is a feature of our sweepstakes platform that helps organizations attract new donors and increase donations by motivating your supporters to promote your experience. As a reward for sharing and bringing new donors to your campaign, supporters can receive free bonus entries into your online sweepstakes. Supporters can earn entries just for posting to Twitter or LinkedIn or when their friends make donations from their custom links.
Drawing the Charity Sweepstakes Winners
Our sweepstakes software uses a certified randomization algorithm to draw winners on all sweepstake experiences. This ensures fairness and promotes ethical fundraising practices. You won’t have to do a thing – we’ve got this covered.
Free Method of Entry and Official Rules
Sweepstakes must include a free method of entry and official rules. You won’t need to reinvent the wheel with us, we provide both of these as part of the sweepstakes platform. Manual entries will be included on the website and mailed directly to your organization for processing. Official rules are customizable during the sweepstakes configuration process.
See our sweepstakes official rules.
Charity Raffles vs Sweepstakes
Charity raffles and sweepstakes have one main thing in common: they are both giveaways that offer donors a chance to win a prize or prizes. Charity sweepstakes generally have fewer geographic regulatory restrictions than raffles, and entries can be sold nationally or even internationally. When organizations have a goal of extending to a wider audience, charity sweepstakes can often have a further reach.
While sweepstakes allow organizations to reach a vast audience because of the lessened geographical restrictions, a free method of entry must be offered in addition to donation-based entries. This is not true with raffles and is the main difference between charity sweepstakes and raffles. For this reason, sweepstakes are often not considered gambling or gaming in the same way that raffles are and can be utilized in some states and regions where raffles are prohibited.
Successful Fundraising Sweepstakes Essentials – The Prizes
When you run a sweepstake, one of the first and most important decisions is what you want to give away as a prize. Appealing prizes make successful charity sweepstakes. Popular prize ideas include cars or other vehicles, vacation packages, house and garden makeovers, and cash prizes.
Though you always want to ask for donations first, don’t limit your fundraising sweepstakes to a donated item. This is a mistake that many organizations make, as they want to keep all of the sweepstakes proceeds. Yet organizations can raise far more money with desirable, high-value prizes. If your school or organization wants to raise $10,000 or even more on a fundraising sweepstakes, you will likely need to purchase the grand prize. This is easy to implement with our unique travel packages.
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Sweepstakes Platform Pricing
With DoJiggy, your organization selects the pricing option that works best for you. You can select to pay a percentage of funds raised, or allow your supporters to place a tip to cover platform fees. In this way, you can run a charity sweepstakes completely free of charge and keep all of the funds raised. Note that when supporters select to tip on free sweepstakes, they receive extra chances to win. All of this is managed by the sweepstakes software platform.
There are no platform fees when you use our free pricing model. Optional donor tips from your supporters allow us to offer the platform free of charge. Donors receive an incentive of entries into the drawing for tipping, and your organization runs the entire fundraising campaign for free.
Percent pricing is a great alternative to better suit corporate and some organizational needs. There are no upfront costs and fees are applied to each credit card transaction. With this pricing model, you decide if your organization or supporters will cover the cost.