Hi raffle fans, it’s getting to that time of year and as interest has been shown I will once again be organising another raffle to raise money for the DiS Hardship Fund, and if it goes anything as well as it did last year we might also raise a surplus which can be donated to lots of other good causes as well!
So, last year this was the process:
-seeking prize donations
-announcing prize list
It’ll be much the same as last year, but I’ll be seeking a bit more input from you community members to help hopefully make things run smoother and be an even better experience for all involved
I’ll be making heavy use of polls in this thread, especially to help set the raffle date and deadlines for the steps above.
Any feedback about things people didn’t like last year will be welcome so we can try and avoid repeat mistakes. One thing I am especially keen on making better is how to get it so people are winning the prizes they want - last year each prize was given a number code and I asked raffle entrants to give an ordered list of what they were interested in so if they won I could use this to allocate their prize. This was pretty good I think at matching people to what they wanted most and so nobody ended up with something totally inappropriate, but I understand filling in that list was a bit unwieldy for a lot of people. Have thought about things like separating stuff into categories and you enter for each category you are interested in, but not entirely sure that is better. Any thoughts?
Also I’m going to be seeking a tech support volunteer, though I am wondering if that is best if it can be one of the committee members?