With new raffle regulations being proposed and discussed this year, this survey will help CalNonprofits and policymakers understand how nonprofits currently conduct raffles. Your responses will inform and guide these discussions. Thank you!

* 1. How many raffles have you conducted in the last 12 months?

* 2. Which of the following types of raffles do you conduct? (Check all that apply)

* 3. Of the types of raffles above, which one type brings in the most money NET to your organization?

* 4. These next questions ask about the largest raffle you've conducted in the last 2 years (largest = highest dollar gross).
First, how much do single tickets cost for this raffle?

* 5. In your largest raffle, about how many raffle tickets did you sell?

* 6. For your largest raffle, which of the following methods do you use to sell tickets? (check all that apply)

* 7. Again thinking about your largest raffle that has items (not cash) as prizes, how do you obtain these items?

* 8. If you have cash prizes, what was the largest cash prize in your last cash raffle?

* 9. When you have a cash raffle, approximately what percentage of the total taken in goes back out in prizes?

* 10. Thinking about all the raffles you do, what are the contexts? (check all that apply)

* 11. In the last three years, have you conducted a raffle where you disclosed the number of tickets to be sold, and a minimum of tickets to be sold in order for a prize to be awarded?

* 13. Which one of the following best describes your organization? (select only one)

* 14. Approximately what is your organization's total annual revenue?

* 15. Raffle income represents about what percentage of your total income?

* 16. In the past 12 months, have you registered a raffle with the State of California?

* 17. In the last 12 months, did your organization file an annual raffle report with the State of California?

* 18. How familiar are you with regulations pertaining to raffles?

* 19. CalNonprofits is investigating possible changes in raffle laws. In this question we ask about some possibilities. How do you feel right now about the following ideas? (Select one answer for each line)

  Strongly oppose Oppose Support Strongly support No opinion at this time
Allowing for-profit companies to hold raffles
Requiring raffle registration only for raffles with gross receipts over a certain amount such a $5,000
Having different regulations for small and large raffles
Having different regulations for different types of nonprofits
Allowing 50/50 raffles across the board for all nonprofits
Allowing 50/50 raffles for smaller raffles only
Allowing nonprofit raffle tickets to be purchased using Bitcoin
Restricting the uses for which a nonprofit can use raffle earnings

* 20. Nonprofits have expressed various concerns about raffles. Which of these concerns, if any, do you share?

  Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree No opinion at this time
Raffles need to stay away from becoming gambling.
Big raffles such as dream house raffles make it seem like raffles are scams.
Some of the people I see selling raffle tickets come across as scam artists.
Nonprofits spend too much time and effort on raffles.
Nonprofits mislead people about raffle prizes and/or the real chances of winning.
When raffles look suspicious, it gives nonprofits a bad name.

* 21. Would you like CalNonprofits to send you information on current California regulations related to nonprofit raffles? If so please place your name and email in the box below. Your name will not be associated with your answers above.

* 22. Would you like to be added to the CalNonprofits mailing list so you can receive updates on raffle regulations and other news as they occur? If so, please enter your name and email below. Your contact information will not be associated with your answers above.

Thank you! This information is CRUCIAL to guiding our work on raffles. Could you also help by forwarding the survey link to people you know -- perhaps who volunteer in their church/congregation, PTA, etc.?  Thank you again!

* 23. Optional: is there anything else you'd like to say about raffles?

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