SWEEPSTAKES FUNDRAISER

Create and run professional sweepstakes experiences online

RallyUp makes launching exceptional sweepstakes fundraisers a smooth and easy process.

SWEEPSTAKES FUNDRAISER

Create and run professional sweepstakes experiences online

RallyUp makes launching exceptional sweepstakes fundraisers a smooth and easy process.

SWEEPSTAKES FUNDRAISER

Create and run professional sweepstakes experiences online

RallyUp makes launching exceptional sweepstakes fundraisers a smooth and easy process.

Build your sweepstakes

Easily create a beautiful sweepstakes page, branded with your logo, domain, colors and content. Built-in FAQ and official rules.

Promote your prizes

Enjoy complete flexibility to present your prize options. Create tiered donation entry levels, and optionally add merchandise.

Draw the winners

The system randomly draws winners in compliance with sweepstakes requirements. Choose how to notify all the participants.
Run sweepstakes contests that attract donors to your cause

Build your sweepstakes

Easily create a beautiful sweepstakes page, branded with your logo, domain, colors and content. Built-in FAQ and official rules.

Promote your prizes

Enjoy complete flexibility to present your prize options. Create tiered donation entry levels, and optionally add merchandise.

Draw the winners

The system randomly draws winners in compliance with sweepstakes requirements. Choose how to notify all the participants.
Run sweepstakes contests that attract donors to your cause

Build your sweepstakes

Easily create a beautiful sweepstakes page, branded with your logo, domain, colors and content. Built-in FAQ and official rules.

Promote your prizes

Enjoy complete flexibility to present your prize options. Create tiered donation entry levels, and optionally add merchandise.

Draw the winners

The system randomly draws winners in compliance with sweepstakes requirements. Choose how to notify all the participants.
Run sweepstakes contests that attract donors to your cause
WHAT YOU GET

A powerful fundraising platform for better sweepstakes experiences

Launch, run and manage highly popular charity sweepstakes giveaways.
RallyUp designed the platform to make it easy for you to create compelling sweepstakes that wow your donors and break entry records.
From building a sweepstakes page and adding merchandise to entries, to using text-to-enter and promotional tools – RallyUp is here for you.
WHAT YOU GET

A powerful fundraising platform for better sweepstakes experiences

Launch, run and manage highly popular charity sweepstakes giveaways.
RallyUp designed the platform to make it easy for you to create compelling sweepstakes that wow your donors and break entry records.
From building a sweepstakes page and adding merchandise to entries, to using text-to-enter and promotional tools – RallyUp is here for you.
WHAT YOU GET

A powerful fundraising platform for better sweepstakes experiences

Launch, run and manage highly popular charity sweepstakes giveaways.
RallyUp designed the platform to make it easy for you to create compelling sweepstakes that wow your donors and break entry records.
From building a sweepstakes page and adding merchandise to entries, to using text-to-enter and promotional tools – RallyUp is here for you.
HOW IT WORKS

Popular sweepstakes giveaways begin with great prizes

RallyUp gives you the ability to attract enormous donor attention to your sweepstakes.
The platform is 100% customizable and is so simple to use that you’ll have your prizes listed and ready to go in a few quick clicks. Sign up for free and have access to all the sweepstakes features.
Build a sweepstakes page, then choose your features and select boosters to enhance your drawing.
There are plenty of tools available to increase your entry donations.
HOW IT WORKS

Popular sweepstakes giveaways begin with great prizes

RallyUp gives you the ability to attract enormous donor attention to your sweepstakes.
The platform is 100% customizable and is so simple to use that you’ll have your prizes listed and ready to go in a few quick clicks. Sign up for free and have access to all the sweepstakes features.
Build a sweepstakes page, then choose your features and select boosters to enhance your drawing.
There are plenty of tools available to increase your entry donations.
HOW IT WORKS

Popular sweepstakes giveaways begin with great prizes

RallyUp gives you the ability to attract enormous donor attention to your sweepstakes.
The platform is 100% customizable and is so simple to use that you’ll have your prizes listed and ready to go in a few quick clicks. Sign up for free and have access to all the sweepstakes features.
Build a sweepstakes page, then choose your features and select boosters to enhance your drawing.
There are plenty of tools available to increase your entry donations.

Special Features

These great features make your sweepstakes a breeze to run

Dashboard

Manage your sweepstakes from a personalized dashboard

Teams

Enable teams, leaderboards, and participant pages

Drawing

Automatically draw random winners or do it yourself

Special Features

These great features make your sweepstakes a breeze to run

Dashboard

Manage your sweepstakes from a personalized dashboard

Teams

Enable teams, leaderboards, and participant pages

Drawing

Automatically draw random winners or do it yourself

Special Features

These great features make your sweepstakes a breeze to run

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

These added options attract more attention to your sweepstakes

Promotion

Use mobile giving, social sharing and text-to-giveMobile Giving

Merchandise

Create tiered entry levels with incentive merchandiseView sample

Prizes

Choose a great prize from Winspire or use your ownPrize Packages

Sweepstakes Boosters

These added options attract more attention to your sweepstakes

Promotion

Use mobile giving, social sharing and text-to-giveMobile Giving

Merchandise

Create tiered entry levels with incentive merchandiseView sample

Prizes

Choose a great prize from Winspire or use your ownPrize packages

Sweepstakes Boosters

These added options attract more attention to your sweepstakes

Promotion

Use mobile giving, social sharing and text-to-giveMobile giving

Merchandise

Create tiered entry levels with incentive merchandiseView sample

Prizes

Choose a great prize from Winspire or use your ownPrize packages
PRICING

How much does sweepstakes fundraising cost with RallyUp?

Choose between our free and percent pricing options for your sweepstakes fundraiser
Free

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

An image of the word'or' used to separate the pricing options
Donors simply receive a few extra entries into the drawing for tipping, and your organization runs the entire campaign for free!
7.9%
Sometimes free pricing isn’t a good fit – for instance, when a sponsor covers the costs 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.
*A credit card processing rate of 2.2% + 30c for nonprofits or 2.9% + 30c for others from Stripe applies
PRICING

How much does sweepstakes fundraising cost with RallyUp?

Choose between our free and percent pricing options for your sweepstakes fundraiser
Free
There are zero platform costs when you use our free pricing model. Optional donor tips allow us to offer the platform free of charge.
Donors simply receive a few extra entries into the drawing for tipping,and your organization runs the entire campaign for free!
An image of the word'or' used to separate the pricing options
7.9%
Sometimes free pricing isn’t a good fit – for instance, when a sponsor covers the costs 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.
*A credit card processing rate of 2.2% + 30c for nonprofits or 2.9% + 30c for others from Stripe applies
PRICING

How much does sweepstakes fundraising cost with RallyUp?

Choose between our free and percent pricing options for your sweepstakes fundraiser
Free
There are zero platform costs when you use our free pricing model. Optional donor tips allow us to offer the platform free of charge.
Donors simply receive a few extra entries into the drawing for tipping, and your organization runs the entire campaign for free!
An image of the word'or' used to separate the pricing options
7.9%
Sometimes free pricing isn’t a good fit – for instance, when a sponsor covers the costs 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.
*A credit card processing rate of 2.2% + 30c for nonprofits or 2.9% + 30c for others from Stripe applies

Frequently Asked Questions

Creating your first RallyUp sweepstakes ? Here are the most frequently asked questions about charity sweepstakes

Are sweepstakes different than raffles?

Yes. Sweepstakes and raffles are alike in that they both involve people supporting your cause by getting entries into a drawing for prize(s). But 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 the 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, for two primary reasons. First, people like supporting charitable causes, and getting a chance to win a great prize while doing it is very appealing.

Others just don’t want to go through the manual process of printing out a form, filling it in, and mailing it. Especially when the giveaway is to support a charity.

As a result, the typical charity sweepstakes receives very few free entries, if any. Most donors choose to support the cases instead.

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 disallow 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 RallyUp 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”, “giveaway” or others to refer to their campaigns.

How are sweepstakes winners drawn?

Winners are drawn by the system randomly utilizing a certified algorithm. No human or outside invention 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. RallyUp’s drawing process treats free entries in compliance with equal dignity requirements as detailed in the official rules.

Launch your charity sweepstakes online with RallyUp

Frequently Asked Questions

Creating your first RallyUp sweepstakes? Here are the most frequently asked questions about charity sweepstakes.

Are sweepstakes different than raffles?
Yes. Sweepstakes and raffles are alike in that they both involve people supporting your cause by getting entries into a drawing for a prize(s). But 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 the 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, for two primary reasons. First, people like supporting charitable causes, and getting a chance to win a great prize while doing it is very appealing.
Others just don’t want to go through the manual process of printing out a form, filling it in, and mailing it. Especially when the giveaway is to support a charity.
As a result, the typical charity sweepstakes receives very few free entries, if any. Most donors choose to support the cases instead.
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 disallow 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 RallyUp 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”, “giveaway” or others to refer to their campaigns..
How are sweepstakes winners drawn?
Winners are drawn by the system randomly utilizing a certified algorithm. No human or outside invention 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. RallyUp’s drawing process treats free entries in compliance with equal dignity requirements as detailed in the official rules.
Launch your charity sweepstakes online with RallyUp

Frequently Asked Questions

Creating your first RallyUp sweepstakes? Here are the most frequently asked questions about charity sweepstakes.

Are sweepstakes different than raffles?
Yes. Sweepstakes and raffles are alike in that they both involve people supporting your cause by getting entries into a drawing for a prize(s). But 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 the 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, for two primary reasons. First, people like supporting charitable causes, and getting a chance to win a great prize while doing it is very appealing.
Others just don’t want to go through the manual process of printing out a form, filling it in, and mailing it. Especially when the giveaway is to support a charity.
As a result, the typical charity sweepstakes receives very few free entries, if any. Most donors choose to support the cases instead.
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 disallow 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 RallyUp 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”, “giveaway” or others to refer to their campaigns.
How are sweepstakes winners drawn?
Winners are drawn by the system randomly utilizing a certified algorithm. No human or outside invention 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. RallyUp’s drawing process treats free entries in compliance with equal dignity requirements as detailed in the official rules.
Launch your charity sweepstakes online with RallyUp

Ed Sheeran x Drop4Drop Sweepstakes

RallyUp offered a professional and personal service from the beginning of our partnership on the Ed Sheeran x Drop4Drop campaign. We were happy to find a platform that understood our mission and values, to help us deliver a successful fundraiser. We look forward to continuing working with the team!

Caroline D.

Drop4Drop, Inc.

Ed Sheeran x Drop4Drop Sweepstakes

RallyUp offered a professional and personal service from the beginning of our partnership on the Ed Sheeran x Drop4Drop campaign. We were happy to find a platform that understood our mission and values, to help us deliver a successful fundraiser. We look forward to continuing working with the team!

Caroline D.

Drop4Drop, Inc.

Ed Sheeran x Drop4Drop Sweepstakes

RallyUp offered a professional and personal service from the beginning of our partnership on the Ed Sheeran x Drop4Drop campaign. We were happy to find a platform that understood our mission and values, to help us deliver a successful fundraiser. We look forward to continuing working with the team!

Caroline D.

Drop4Drop, Inc.

Create remarkable fundraising experiences!
It’s easier than you think, and it’s more effective than you’d believe.
Create remarkable fundraising experiences!
It’s easier than you think, and it’s more effective than you’d believe
Create remarkable fundraising experiences!
It’s easier than you think,
and it’s more effective than you’d believe