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Running Raffles on the Handbid platform (disallowed)

Raffles are a popular yet largely misunderstood fundraising option that Charities employ (often illegally)

Handbid wants to be the preferred tool a charity uses to automate its own fundraising.  In the beginning, that consisted of online auctions and mobile bidding. 

Over the years, we have expanded the toolset to include donations, recurring donations, peer-to-peer fundraising, and crowdfunding tools.   

Our loyal customers appreciate having a suite of tools at their disposal that they can employ, all from one simple easy to use, do-it-yourself interface.   


The state-by-state laws governing raffles are extremely complex.   Such programs create potential legal risks for our users and for us.   Proper legal compliance is too difficult to manage via our do-it-yourself platform.  Accordingly, any raffle-related activity is suspended for the time being. 

We will continue to look into this issue to determine if any alternatives might be possible in the future.   Please let us know if you have any comments or questions about it.