Impactful online charity sweepstakes at your fingertips

Building, managing, and launching a sweepstakes fundraiser is easy with Eventgroove Fundraising.

Build Your Sweepstakes

Build a terrific sweepstakes page branded with your logo, domain, and content in moments, including FAQ and official rules.

Promote Your Prizes

Present prize options however you like using our flexible platform. Create tiered donation entry levels and optionally add merchandise.

Draw The Winners

Our system randomly draws winners in compliance with sweepstakes requirements. Choose how to notify all the participants.

Build Your Sweepstakes

Build a terrific sweepstakes page branded with your logo, domain, and content in moments, including FAQ and official rules.

Promote Your Prizes

Present prize options however you like using our flexible platform. Create tiered donation entry levels and optionally add merchandise.

Draw The Winners

Our system randomly draws winners in compliance with sweepstakes requirements. Choose how to notify all the participants.

Attract attention and donors to your cause with an exciting sweepstakes!

WHAT YOU GET

An extraordinary fundraising platform built to create great sweepstakes

Create and manage a sensational charity sweepstakes

It’s easy with Eventgroove Fundraising! Our platform is designed to make creating an effective sweepstakes simple. With Eventgroove Fundraising, you can build a sweepstakes page branded to your organization, add merchandise, manage entries, enable text-to-enter, and access a host of promotional tools.

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HOW IT WORKS

Sensational prizes ensure a sizzling sweepstakes giveaway!

Donor attention will skyrocket when you build a sweepstakes with Eventgroove Fundraising.

Our customizable, user-friendly platform empowers you to create a sweepstake page, list prizes, and launch in a flash. Sign up is free, and you’ll have total access to our entire suite of tools.

Once you’ve built your sweepstakes page, enhance your drawing by taking advantage of our boosters and features—they’ll increase your entry donations exponentially!

 

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Highlights

An easy-to-run sweepstakes starts here

Dashboard

Manage your sweepstakes from a personalized dashboard.

Teams

Enable teams, leaderboards, and participant pages.

Drawing

Automatically draw random winners or do it yourself.

Dashboard

Manage your sweepstakes from a personalized dashboard.

Teams

Enable teams, leaderboards, and participant pages.

Drawing

Automatically draw random winners or do it yourself.

Dashboard

Manage your sweepstakes from a personalized dashboard.

Teams

Enable teams, leaderboards, and participant pages.

Drawing

Automatically draw random winners or do it yourself.

Sweepstakes Boosters

Engage a wide, far-reaching audience with these tools

Promotion

Use mobile giving, social sharing, and text-to-give.

Merchandise

Create tiered entry levels with incentive merchandise.

Prizes

Showcase your terrific prizes with images and content.

Promotion

Use mobile giving, social sharing, and text-to-give.

Merchandise

Create tiered entry levels with incentive merchandise.

Prizes

Showcase your terrific prizes with images and content.

Promotion

Use mobile giving, social sharing, and text-to-give.

Merchandise

Create tiered entry levels with incentive merchandise.

Prizes

Showcase your terrific prizes with images and content.

PRICING

How much does running a sweepstakes cost with

Eventgroove Fundraising?

Choose between our free and percent pricing options:

Free

There are zero platform fees when you use our free pricing model. Optional donor tips allow us to offer the platform free of charge.

4.9%

Sometimes free pricing isn’t a good fit—for instance, when a sponsor covers the cost, or you don’t want donors prompted for tips after checkout.

Percent pricing is an alternative to better suit corporate needs. A fixed percent is applied to each donation, and you decide who covers the cost.

Stripe will deduct 2.2% + 30c to process each credit card transaction (or 2.9% + 30c if not a nonprofit)

Frequently Asked Questions

Creating your first Eventgroove Fundraising sweepstakes fundraiser?

Here are answers to our most often asked questions:

Are sweepstakes different than raffles?

Yes. Though sweepstakes and raffles are alike in that they both involve people supporting your cause by getting entries into a drawing for a prize, they are regulated differently. Raffles are most often considered a form of gambling by government regulators since donors make a payment in exchange for a chance to win something (like you’d do at a casino). Despite this, raffles for charitable purposes can be allowed at the federal level for 501(c)(3) organizations (US), but they must still comply with all state and local raffle laws that apply to them. This makes it very difficult to run an interstate raffle and impossible to run them nationally.

By law, sweepstakes must offer a free method of entry (typically by mail-in form) in addition to donation-based entries. Because of this, sweepstakes may not be considered a gambling activity in the same way that raffles would be (you can’t gamble for free). This difference in structure means that raffles and sweepstakes are regulated differently. Accordingly, charitable organizations may be able to run a sweepstakes in all 50 states and even internationally.

Will people donate if they can enter for free?

Yes. People like supporting charitable causes, and getting a chance to win a great prize while doing it is very appealing.

Are sweepstakes donations tax-deductible?

In many cases, 501(c)(3) charities consider sweepstakes entry donations to be tax-deductible (depending on each donor’s personal tax situation, of course).

This decision is up to each nonprofit and their legal counsel. We often see nonprofits adding a statement of tax-deductibility to their sweepstakes donation receipts, however.

Can I run a sweepstakes internationally?

Yes, but you must exclude countries that do not allow their residents to participate in sweepstakes. A few countries also have arduous regulations that make them undesirable to include.

That said, there are many countries for which it’s not a problem. The Eventgroove Fundraising team will help you understand which countries to include or exclude if you run an international sweepstakes.

Do I have to call it a “sweepstakes”?

No, and most charities don’t. The term “sweepstakes” sounds old-fashioned to most people, and some unscrupulous for-profit companies have also given the term a bad name. The only place that the term “sweepstakes” is legally required to be used is in the official rules.

We most often see organizations use their own terms like “draw,” “drawing,” or “giveaway” to refer to their campaign.

How are sweepstakes winners drawn?

Winners are drawn by the system randomly utilizing a certified algorithm. No human or outside intervention impacts the drawing.
The algorithm takes into account multiple prizes, multiple quantities of prizes, your various entry levels, and any free entries.

Do your drawings meet legal Equal Dignity requirements?

Yes. Eventgroove Fundraising’s drawing process treats free entries in compliance with equal dignity requirements as detailed in the official rules.

Launch your online charity sweepstakes with Eventgroove Fundraising!