iDonate, online fundraising specialist, has announced an online raffle creator. The system allows organisers to list prizes and set ticket prices, while allowing supporters to securely purchase tickets online.
Alan Coyne, co-founder of iDonate, says since the start of Covid-19 in March, it has seen unprecedented demand for online fundraising.
"The online raffle is another example of a feature that has been requested by many charitable causes," he says. "The setup allows for the secure purchase of tickets using credi/debit cards, PayPal or Stripe. The terms and conditions are clearly outlined, such as the price of tickets, prizes, etc. The system then produces a spreadsheet to allow for the raffle to take place.
“Traditional events such as walks and cycles are being replaced with virtual events. In many ways virtual events are easier to organise, as moving the event online eliminates lots of logistical issues associated with road safety.”
Since setup in 2011, iDonate has gone on to raise more than €30 million for the not-for-profit sector in Ireland. iDonate continues to add new features to the fundraising platform, with many driven by the new requirements associated with Covid-19.
Alan Coyne says iDonate is now the largest online fundraising platform in Ireland, supporting more than two thousand not-for-profit causes. These include registered charities, sports clubs, schools, community groups and churches at parish and diocesan level.
This is an example of an online raffle page: https://www.idonate.ie/raffle/michaelglaveys2021