Customer Success Stories

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For nearly 20 years, CharityMania has helped organizations of all types and sizes raise money and build community involvement. We have done this by providing inexpensive, easy-to-manage fundraisers that are profitable and fun to play. The following success stories will give you an idea of how our unique, sweepstakes based fundraisers have helped all types of non-profit organizations exceed their fundraising goals.

Youth sports teams and leagues

One of our customers, a youth baseball league in Florida, needed to raise $20,000 to repair their baseball fields and buy new equipment. Their athletic committee all agreed that their baseball fields were in need of repair, their teams needed new equipment, and practicing under the lights at night was becoming cost prohibitive. In these tough economic times, the athletic committee couldn’t ask the league for money, so they began researching different little league fundraising ideas to help offset their sports operation costs. They ended up choosing BaseballMania to raise the money they needed.The safety of the baseball players in the league was the athletic committee’s main priority. Raising money to practice at night would have to wait until next year. So they looked for unique sports fundraising options to raise money for new athletic equipment and to repair their weathered baseball fields.

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Churches and youth groups

A catholic church and school just outside of Chicago was growing too large for the portable building that they used for all youth activities. So the church decided it was finally time to build the youth group their own activities center and they began researching different fundraising ideas that would help them accomplish their goal.

Considering the scale of the project, the church and youth group needed to look for unique and profitable fundraisers that could expand their fundraising reach outside their immediate area. They estimated it would take about $50,000 to begin construction. They would not only need to ask for contributions from their entire Catholic church and school network, but they would also need to raise money within their greater community to begin the expansion. Read how FootballMania helped them reach their goals.

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Schools of all sizes

Due to the recent budget cuts in education in California, an elementary school in Los Angeles was worried about having enough money in their school budget to continue funding their music and art programs. In the past, music and art have traditionally been the first programs cut during a school budget crisis. So a group of dedicated parents began working with the PTO to research some school fundraising ideas that would help keep the music playing and the artists drawing at their school.

Based on last year’s budget figures, they estimated that it would take about $4,000 to keep the programs going for the entire year. Read how the PTO and the parents used HoopsMania to exceed their fundraising goals.

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FootballMania game card details

What does an example game card look like?

FootballMania game card holders can win $1000's in prizes based on the points scored by the football teams pre-printed on the back of their sweepstakes game cards. No skill is needed to win prizes. No picking teams or predicting who will win. Each game card has a different set of teams.

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Watch this quick, 2 minute overview video for the best explanation of how FootballMania works. Trust us, it will save you lots of time.

FootballMania Video
Overview (2 mins)

FootballMania is an exciting, no-skill necessary sweepstakes based on professional football. All game cards have an equal chance to win prize money based on the performance of the random football teams pre-printed on the back of the cards. Game card holders do not require any skill or knowledge of the sport. You do not pick any of the teams or predict who will win games. All teams are pre-printed on the game cards and have an equal, and random, chance of winning based on the points they score.

FootballMania game cards contain 3 random teams in each of the last 5 weeks of the pro football season (you get 3 new teams each week). A game card's value is equal to the total combined points scored by the 3 teams printed on the card in a given week. Every week, the 65 highest scoring game cards and the 5 lowest scoring game cards all win prizes. There are 4,960 unique game cards in a game, each of which has a minimum 1 in 14.5 chance to win a prize during the season.

If you have a game card, make sure to enter the number on the CharityMania website to see if you are a winner. You do not need to take any action in order to win, but you can play along and have fun tracking your card!

FootballMania Prizes

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FootballMania Prizes

5 weeks to win - 70 prizes each week

Every week, the 65 highest scoring game cards, and the 5 lowest scoring game cards all win prizes… a new chance in each of the 5 weeks of the sweepstakes! There are 4,960 unique game cards, each of which has a minimum 1 in 14.5 chance to win a prize during the season.

Guaranteed Winners Program

If your organization wants more winners, we also offer an optional Guaranteed Winners Program that will award a prize to your organization’s highest scoring card each week.

FootballMania game card details

What does an example game card look like?

FootballMania game card holders can win $1000's in prizes based on the points scored by the football teams pre-printed on the back of their sweepstakes game cards. No skill is needed to win prizes. No picking teams or predicting who will win. Each game card has a different set of teams.

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Watch this quick, 2 minute overview video for the best explanation of how FootballMania works. Trust us, it will save you lots of time.

FootballMania Video
Overview (2 mins)

FootballMania is an exciting, no-skill necessary sweepstakes based on professional football. All game cards have an equal chance to win prize money based on the performance of the random football teams pre-printed on the back of the cards. Game card holders do not require any skill or knowledge of the sport. You do not pick any of the teams or predict who will win games. All teams are pre-printed on the game cards and have an equal, and random, chance of winning based on the points they score.

FootballMania game cards contain 3 random teams in each of the last 10 weeks of the pro football season (you get 3 new teams each week). A game card's value is equal to the total combined points scored by the 3 teams printed on the card in a given week. Every week, the 25 highest scoring game cards and the 5 lowest scoring game cards all win prizes. There are 4,960 unique game cards in a game, each of which has a minimum 1 in 17 chance to win a prize during the season.

If you have a game card, make sure to enter the number on the CharityMania website to see if you are a winner. You do not need to take any action in order to win, but you can play along and have fun tracking your card!

$10 fundraiser profit & costs

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FootballMania Prizes

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FootballMania Prizes

10 weeks to win - 30 prizes each week

Every week, the 25 highest scoring game cards, and the 5 lowest scoring game cards all win prizes… a new chance in each of the 10 weeks of the sweepstakes! There are 4,960 unique game cards, each of which has a minimum 1 in 17 chance to win a prize during the season.

Guaranteed Winners Program

If your organization wants more winners, we also offer an optional Guaranteed Winners Program that will award a prize to your organization’s highest scoring card each week.

FootballMania game card details

What does an example game card look like?

FootballMania game card holders can win $1000's in prizes based on the points scored by the football teams pre-printed on the back of their sweepstakes game cards. No skill is needed to win prizes. No picking teams or predicting who will win. Each game card has a different set of teams.

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Watch this quick, 2 minute overview video for the best explanation of how FootballMania works. Trust us, it will save you lots of time.

FootballMania Video
Overview (2 mins)

FootballMania is an exciting, no-skill necessary sweepstakes based on professional football. All game cards have an equal chance to win prize money based on the performance of the random football teams pre-printed on the back of the cards. Game card holders do not require any skill or knowledge of the sport. You do not pick any of the teams or predict who will win games. All teams are pre-printed on the game cards and have an equal, and random, chance of winning based on the points they score.

FootballMania game cards contain 3 random teams in each of the 18 weeks of the pro football season (you get 3 new teams each week). A game card's value is equal to the total combined points scored by the 3 teams printed on the card in a given week. Every week, the 15 highest scoring game cards and the 3 lowest scoring game cards all win prizes. There are 4,960 unique game cards in a game, each of which has a minimum 1 in 15.7 chance to win a prize during the season. All of our other fundraisers work similarly, but use different teams from their respective sports.

If you have a game card, make sure to enter the number on the CharityMania website to see if you are a winner. You do not need to take any action in order to win, but you can play along and have fun tracking your card!

FootballMania Prizes

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FootballMania Prizes

18 weeks to win - 18 prizes each week

Every week, the 18 highest scoring game cards, and the 3 lowest scoring game cards all win prizes… a new chance in each of the 18 weeks of the sweepstakes! There are 4,960 unique game cards, each of which has a minimum 1 in 15.7 chance to win a prize during the season.

Guaranteed Winners Program

If your organization wants more winners, we also offer an optional Guaranteed Winners Program that will award a prize to your organization’s highest scoring card each week.

$25 fundraiser profit & costs

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Music Downloads and Sweepstakes Game Cards… a winning combination!

To raise money, you sell CharityMania Tickets (prices between $5 and $25 per ticket) and keep 70% of the money you collect. The CharityMania Ticket (i.e. the stub at the top) contains an access code that allows the buyer to download a fantastic set of digital music from our CharityStudio site. Beneath this ticket, a promotional sweepstakes game card gives the recipient a chance to win $1000s in prize money!

Why sell music downloads? Why not just use the Sweepstakes Game Cards?

There is a legal difference between a sweepstakes and raffle. With a raffle, people pay money for a ticket that gives them a chance to win prizes. Only specific types of organizations can conduct a raffle and most states regulate how the raffles can operate. A sweepstakes is not a raffle. A sweepstakes is a promotion that provides extra incentive for people to buy a product that you are selling. The sweepstakes must have a ‘no purchase necessary’ method of entry. In a CharityMania fundraiser, the Sweepstakes Game Cards are promotion only and are not sold directly. Every time someone buys a CharityMania Ticket, they purchase over $5 to $25 worth of premium music downloads (depending on the price of the CharityMania ticket) from our CharityStudio. The Sweepstakes Game Card is a promotion that provides a great extra incentive for a person to support your cause.

Legally, our Sweepstakes Game Cards work much like the game pieces in the Monopoly sweepstakes® at McDonald’s®. You cannot buy a Monopoly game piece directly. Instead, you purchase things like hamburgers and drinks and receive the game pieces for free. The Monopoly game pieces are promotion.

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All CharityMania sweepstakes are “no purchase necessary”. If someone wants a free Sweepstakes Game Card, they can come to your organization and fill out a request form (provided by CharityMania) to get a free Game Card. They mail their completed request to CharityMania along with a self-addressed stamped envelope and then we will mail the person a Game Card. We do not mail them the music download access code (because they are not paying). This process is very standard for all companies that conduct sweepstakes.

What does an example game card look like?

Participants can win $1000s in prizes based on the points scored by teams pre-printed on the back of their sweepstakes game cards. You do not pick any of the teams or need to predict who will win. There is no skill needed to win prizes.

Gamecard-callout-prizes-FM18-20

Watch this quick, 2 minute overview video for the best explanation of how FootballMania works. Trust us, it will save you lots of time.

FootballMania Video
Overview (2 mins)

CharityMania games are all exciting, no-skill necessary sweepstakes based on sports. All game cards have an equal chance to win prize money based on the performance of the random teams pre-printed on the back of the cards. Game card holders do not require any skill or knowledge of the sport. You do not pick any of the teams or predict who will win games. All teams are pre-printed on the game cards and have an equal, and random, chance of winning based on the points they score.

For example, our popular FootballMania game cards contain 3 random teams in each of the 18 weeks of the pro football season (you get 3 new teams each week). A game card's value is equal to the total combined points scored by the 3 teams printed on the card in a given week. Every week, the 15 highest scoring game cards and the 3 lowest scoring game cards all win prizes. There are 4,960 unique game cards in a game, each of which has a minimum 1 in 15.7 chance to win a prize during the season. All of our other fundraisers work similarly, but use different teams from their respective sports.

If you have a game card, make sure to enter the number on the CharityMania website to see if you are a winner. You do not need to take any action in order to win, but you can play along and have fun tracking your card!

Sell electronic tickets (included - no additional cost)

You can sell paper tickets, electronic tickets, or both at the same time with any CharityMania fundraiser. If you sell electronic tickets only, you do not pay any of the printing costs associated with paper tickets (only a $20 setup fee).

With electronic tickets you can raise money from people that are located outside your geographic area with the personalized web page we create for your organization. There are no additional fees and your profit is the same as if you sell paper tickets. It is super simple!

Sell electronic tickets with your personalized fundraising page

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Supporters buy tickets online and get them via email

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Tickets can be printed at home or tracked online

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Music Downloads and Sweepstakes Game Cards… a winning combination!

To raise money, you sell CharityMania Tickets (prices between $5 and $25 per ticket) and keep 70% of the money you collect. The CharityMania Ticket (i.e. the stub at the top) contains an access code that allows the buyer to download a fantastic set of digital music from our CharityStudio site. Beneath this ticket, a promotional sweepstakes game card gives the recipient a chance to win $1000s in prize money!

Why sell music downloads? Why not just use the Sweepstakes Game Cards?

There is a legal difference between a sweepstakes and raffle. With a raffle, people pay money for a ticket that gives them a chance to win prizes. Only specific types of organizations can conduct a raffle and most states regulate how the raffles can operate. A sweepstakes is not a raffle. A sweepstakes is a promotion that provides extra incentive for people to buy a product that you are selling. The sweepstakes must have a ‘no purchase necessary’ method of entry. In a CharityMania fundraiser, the Sweepstakes Game Cards are promotion only and are not sold directly. Every time someone buys a CharityMania Ticket, they purchase over $5 to $25 worth of premium music downloads (depending on the price of the CharityMania ticket) from our CharityStudio. The Sweepstakes Game Card is a promotion that provides a great extra incentive for a person to support your cause by using a non profit auction.

Legally, our Sweepstakes Game Cards work much like the game pieces in the Monopoly sweepstakes® at McDonald’s®. You cannot buy a Monopoly game piece directly. Instead, you purchase things like hamburgers and drinks and receive the game pieces for free. The Monopoly game pieces are promotion.

No purchase necessary sweepstakes

All CharityMania sweepstakes are “no purchase necessary”. If someone wants a free Sweepstakes Game Card, they can come to your organization and fill out a request form (provided by CharityMania) to get a free Game Card. They mail their completed request to CharityMania along with a self-addressed stamped envelope and then we will mail the person a Game Card. We do not mail them the music download access code (because they are not paying). This process is very standard for all companies that conduct sweepstakes.

$10 fundraiser profit & costs

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Youth Sports Teams and Leagues

Types of teams using CharityMania:

CharityMania fundraisers are especially great for club teams, high school teams, and booster clubs across all sports. Here are some of the most common sports that use CharityMania: baseball, basketball, bowling, cheer, dance, football, golf, gymnastics, hockey, lacrosse, martial-arts, misc, rowing, rugby, skeet shooting, skating, soccer, softball, swim, tennis, track, volleyball, waterpolo, and wrestling.

Why our Fundraisers are a great fit:

We have thousands of sports teams across the US who use CharityMania to raise money. Each member of a team typically sells between 10 and 20 tickets and raises a few hundred dollars. The fundraiser is made for a single coach or parent volunteer to manage, so it is great even for small teams.

Catholic Schools and Churches

Types of Catholic organizations using CharityMania:

CharityMania works with all types of Catholic-affiliated organizations, such as Catholic grammar schools, high schools, churches, Knights of Columbus, Catholic high school grad nights, youth groups, and charitable projects funded by a parish.

Why our fundraisers are a great fit:

We have hundres of Catholic-affiliated organizations across the US who use CharityMania to raise money. Parishes and groups typically give each family or memeber around 20 tickets to sell. Each participant can raise a few hundred. The fundraiser is made for a single person to manage, although a couple extra volunteers works best for a parish with hundreds of people that may be selling tickets.

Charitable Service Organizations

Types of charitable service organizations using CharityMania:

CharityMania works with all types of charitable service organizations such as Knights of Columbus, Elks Lodges, Moose Lodges, Masons, Rotary Clubs, American Legion, The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Kiwanis Club, and Lions Clubs.

Why our fundraisers are a great fit:

We have been working with charitable organizations such as Knights of Columbus since the very beginning. Our sports based fundraisers are unique and simple to run. Each member can sell around 20 tickets raise a few hundred. The fundraiser is made for a person or volunteer to manage, so it is great even for small organizations.

Non-Profit Groups & Causes

Types of non-profit organizations using CharityMania:

CharityMania works with all types of non-profit groups such as Pap Corps Cancer Research, Boys and Girl Scouts, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, animal rescue, theater groups, band, Children's Miracle Network, and police and firefighter unions.

Why our fundraisers are a great fit:

CharityMania is proud to work with so many great causes, from cancer research to animal rescue, to police and fire fighter unions. Our sports based fundraisers are unique and simple to run. Each member can sell around 20 tickets raise a few hundred. The fundraiser is made for a person or volunteer to manage, so it is great even for small organizations.