Two-Gun Raffle Packages Free to Chapters
By Ralph Cinfio III, RMEF Vice President of Fundraising Services
The old saying “You’ve got to spend money to make money” isn’t necessarily true for RMEF chapters looking to raise funds. In fact, the
Two-Gun Raffle packages that are available to chapters for free let you literally create something for nothing.
This program has a great history of generating second-event income, and it’s available to any chapter willing to use it outside of their normal big game banquet fundraising event.
In 2013, the Kalamath Falls, Oregon and the Albuquerque, New Mexico chapters both generated more than $6,000 in net revenue for the RMEF with their two-gun raffles. The Kalamath Falls chapter, along with the Omak, Washington chapter and Alaska’s Anchorage and Fairbanks chapters typically generate more than $3,000 in net revenue with these Two-Gun Raffle packages that they got for free!
Our goal is to always have the raffle packages available prior to June 1 each year. Although availability is limited, they are usually around for several weeks before we run out. Chapters that want a package usually get one. RMEF cost on the firearms is typically about $1,000, and we ask chapters to try to generate at least $2,000 in gross income at a minimum. As long as that income is turned in before mid-December, the packages are free.
Remember, if we can work together to increase the net income on these packages or the volume of packages used we can ultimately increase the amount of dollars RMEF puts on the ground for our mission. Then your state’s mission allocation increases and you get to help decide how that money is spent so that collectively we continue to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife and our hunting heritage.