About Our Fabulous Fundraiser
We're so committed to getting your group abroad that we give you a free trip to get them there! Use this trip to raffle off in your community, offer as a prize at another fundraiser... you choose!
We give you, at no cost, a five-day trip to Paris or London for two including: roundtrip airfare, 3 nights hotel accommodations in the city and breakfast daily (all taxes included). We even guarantee a winner from your community; winners will travel over Martin Luther King or Veterans Day weekends.*
There's no limit to how much you can raise! Get started early and make sure you don't leave anyone behind.
Raffle not enough? Check out other fundraising suggestions from ACIS that help our groups get abroad. And don't forget we offer scholarships as well!
How to Qualify
To qualify for the Fabulous Fundraiser, groups traveling on an international trip must register 30 or more participants. For all groups traveling within the US or Canada who register 30 or more participants, Encore will provide two domestic airline tickets (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) to raffle with a maximum value of $1,000 total.
Tips for Success
- Check with your local laws to make sure "raffles" are allowed. Handle appropriate state tax forms as necessary.
- Have individuals sell tickets. Recommended selling prices range from $10-$50 for each ticket. Some groups may wish to provide a "discount" for those who purchase multiple tickets. Example: individual tickets $10, or 6 tickets for $50.
- Students keep %, group receives %. Determine a percentage that your students get to keep for every ticket they sell individually. Dedicate a small amount of each ticket sold to go towards the other group costs of the trip.
- Ask for help. If you need suggestions from other Group Leaders who have successfully raised money with Encore's fundraiser, contact us for a reference.
- Announce the raffle winner at your concert. Boost your audience attendance in the process of fundraising!