You can sell lottery tickets where the prize is a good or service. This will only be worth doing if the amount of ticket sales (net of administrative costs) can be expected to exceed the value of the product, or if it is easier to get companies/people to donate these products than to donate a comparable amount of money

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Category: Incentives/gifts

Sub-category: Direct incentive

Relevant theories: Public goods

Type of evidence: Field-exp-charity, Field-exp-charity

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Main findings

Lottery/raffle prize often raises more money than a standard ask, but the difference may not cover the cost of the prize.


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