Raffles and auctions are undoubtedly the most popular online events used by charities to raise funds. Some of the prizes and lots now on offer are impressive.
For example, Reef Check, the international coral reef survey and conservation programme, have teamed up with www.HelpandWin.com to raffle a home site on a pristine 500 acre island off Acadia National Park, Maine, USA. Every donation of $20 buys one ticket in the raffle. In addition to the $450,000 property, the winner will receive $150,000, to be used, if desired, to build an island dream home.