American Cancer Society Resources

Reverse Auction

Location: In-Person

Overhead Cost: $

Expected Return: $

Complexity: 1


Instead of selling tickets, make it a party! In a reverse raffle, people buy numbered tickets for a chance to win a big prize (example – 200 tickets at $100 each – $10,000 for your organization – $10,000 in prizes. Save 5-10 tickets to auction off during the drawing. Select what tickets win their money back (ie. 1st 50th, 100th, etc. tickets drawn. 150th wins $200, 195 wins $500 etc. Last ticket drawn wins $5,000.)

Other Fundraising Ideas

Volunteer Auction

Have community members volunteer their services, anything from web design, cooking, handyman, painter, etc. and make money for Relay For Life. Bid winners get things done while getting to know

Themed Office Party

Pick a theme (some examples include a beach party, a masquerade ball, or a tropical luau) and get your co-workers to meet up for a lunch supporting the American Cancer

Community Yard Sale

Can also be called a “Treasure sale” because one man’s junk is another man’s treasure. Organize a day, contact team members for donations and turn all those “treasures” into American

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