Anyone can create an online charity auction on Givecause.org. Individuals or businesses start by choosing something cool to give away in order to raise money for their favorite charity. All Give Cause raffles are private, taking place between a contest host and their friends or fans on Facebook.
It takes less than 5 minutes to create a raffle. Once you connect to our app through Facebook Connect all you need to do is upload a picture of the prize, set the length of the raffle, price per ticket, and minimum raise required. Share with friends on Facebook, send a few emails, share your raffle page link, givecause.org/good-cause, however you'd like. You know your friends and fans best so we leave it to you to do the promotion.
That's up to you! The cooler the prize the more money you'll raise, so make sure it's awesome.
In case you need a few suggestions...
Individuals might want to give away an extra ticket to a sold out concert or sporting event, collectables, or anything else you know your friends will love.
Businesses might want to give away a best selling product/service or early access to a new product. If you have any well know executives or spokespeople, think about giving away the opportunity for an exclusive meeting.
Nonprofits can choose any prize they think their supporters would be interested in like the hottest electronic gadget or a free vacation. We encourage you to work with corporate sponsors or celebrity spokespeople to choose the best prize possible.
Celebrities could raise money by giving away signed memorabilia or tickets to a special event.
Once a raffle is completed we ask the winner to verify that the prize has been delivered. As soon as we receive confirmation, we donate 90% of the funds collected to the charity selected by the host. 10% is kept to cover our operating expenses but since Give Cause is operated by a 501c3 nonprofit, all of the proceeds go to charity.