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Running Raffles using PayPal, or Not!

Published August 26, 2009

A couple of weeks ago some of my friends decided to run a raffle ($10,000 grand prize) as a fundraiser for my growing synagogue. The easiest way to collect the money was to use paypal. It literally took a couple of minutes to get the form on the website to accept purchasing the raffle tickets. The system really worked well until I got an email from PayPal asking me to remove the raffle purchasing; they said it broke their terms of use policy. I figured they might be sympathetic that we were a non-profit organization that already spent money to advertise the raffle and online payment. I was wrong. Before it’s too late, I will put up a message on the site saying that paypal won’t let us do the raffle tickets, but if you want to give us a donation, we will give you tickets in exchange. Wish me luck or just buy some tickets before they shut us down :)

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