Not ready to launch a rewards store? Enter raffles! Students use their points to enter one or more raffles, then you use our data reports to select a winner. It's a more streamlined rewards system that will keep students excited!
Raffles give students and teachers something fun to talk about. Whether you're raffling a big item like a bike, or a unique experience like Principal for the Day, it's easy to build excitement. In this step-by-step guide, we'll give you all the essentials you need to launch your first raffle with LiveSchool!
To start, design your raffle with a trusted committee. Like all LiveSchool systems, the goal is to start small and effective, then grow over time. Brainstorm rewards options you can offer by:
Your biggest asset in this process is an understanding of what motivates students. Take some time to gather student feedback to pick the most enticing rewards.
Pro tip: Small group reward raffles like "pizza party with friends" are often crowd pleasers. Students can team up with their friends to try to win. If any student in the group wins, they all get to enjoy the reward!
Think of the contests and promotions that you have participated in. What made them fun? How did they "sell" the concept? Put on your marketing hat to get students excited!
Give students specific times they can purchase their raffle tickets! Here are some of the most common approaches:
Once students have purchased their tickets, you'll be able to use LiveSchool reports to pick your winner. We've put together an article that will walk you through all the logistics of how to Run a Raffle with LiveSchool.
It's time to announce your winners and celebrate! 🎉 This is the best part – get creative and have fun with the process! You can announce winners on social media, morning announcements, Friday afternoon – or whatever works best in your culture.
To get inspired, enjoy this absolutely awesome student-led announcement video! Shout-out to St. Augustine Prep in Milwaukee, WI!
Check out how Jackie, Gym Teacher at Bullen Middle, runs a beloved school-wide "Pie a Teacher in the Face" raffle:
Here's another example from Ana Gutierrez, Principal at Lakeside Middle School in CA:
Every school adapts raffles to their students and culture. Get creative, keep it simple, and have fun!
A special shoutout to Jackie B., Ana G., and Paul K. for inspiring this blog post with your raffle ideas!