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The ULTIMATE Donation List

11 years 9 months ago #161670 by Ninja4Good
Hi Omahamom,

Having "Tuition for a year" can be a really great raffle item. Just make sure you sell more tickets than the cost of the tuition and you will be successful. I would not include it in an auction because everyone loves to get a deal and the average bidder wants to save money on tuition. And why would you place an item in an auction where your school could actually lose money? That same parent would have to pay the full price for tuition, and all the parents that would be participating in the auction/raffle would most likely be current parents so it could be a loss of income to your school. Consider this, auction and raffle items should be donated by a completely different source other than your school. Otherwise it is just moving money around and could be a loss in the long run for your school.

Hope this helps!

Love the new Search Option Rose! ;)
11 years 9 months ago #161667 by Rose H
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11 years 9 months ago #161666 by omahamom
Thanks for the "tricky tray" explanation!
11 years 9 months ago #161664 by Ninja4Good
A tricky tray is a raffle where the items displayed have a corresponding numbered box where the purchased raffle tickets can be placed in. I don't know how it got it's name, but it is catchy!

When applying for In-kind donations, many corporate companies will require that you input your tax id# for verification through the IRS database. If your school or non-profit is not in the database then you will have to call the IRS hotline to have it put in. You will not proceed on many applications without it.

We start sending out letter 6 months prior to our event, but pay special attention to the individual companies requirements. Some request that your application be turned in 6 months, 3 months, or 6 weeks prior to your event so plan accordingly.

Hope this helps!
11 years 9 months ago #161663 by jpvaneyck1
Replied by jpvaneyck1 on topic Re:The ULTIMATE Donation List
We are a private school when entering our EIN keeps saying not registered anyone have any ideas why? Any help would be appreciated.
11 years 9 months ago #161662 by omahamom
Yes, what is a "tricky tray"? Also, I am co-chair (2nd year) of a silent auction for a private school. Has anyone heard of or does anyone know, the best way to "auction" off or raffle off "Tuition for the Year"???

Thanks in advance.
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