The Rise of Online Raffles and Lotteries for Fundraising

The North American charitable gaming market is worth over $2 billion and growing rapidly – with online/mobile raffle tech and lottery programs leading the way. 

Learn how online raffles and lotteries are re-shaping the fundraising landscape and how your nonprofit can take advantage. 


Why This Matters

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Increase Engagement, Drive Acquisition and Donor Retention

The potential to win millions makes online raffles and sweepstakes very attractive to donors. You can help engage new donors and boost donor acquisition while re-engaging lapsed donors.

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Reduce Costs, Increase RoI

Running a fundraising event online (versus in-person) means less operational costs and administrative work, and much higher RoI. Online raffles help level the playing field for nonprofits and charities of all sizes.

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Access to real-time reporting

The latest technology in online raffles ensures faster turnaround from sales to the actual event to choosing a winner while also taking care of regulatory and licensing issues. We foster transparency with accurate data management and real-time reporting.

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Wider and better reach

An in-person fundraising raffle can only be attended by a limited number of people. Doing it online lets you reach out to millions and attract potential donors interested in contributing to your cause; sometimes with no geographic or regional barriers to consider.


Gaming-Based Fundraisers 101

Everything you need to know about online 50/50s and raffles, in one simple guide.


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Real Results

Read multiple customer Case Studies with real-world results. See how Ascend Fundraising can help you blow past your fundraising goals.


What our customers say

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“The return from this 50-50program will be the lifesaver that each of our independently operated member clubs need and will result in a healthy return to sport for our youth participants across Ontario.”