we're prohibited from holding raffles by our fiscal sponsorship agreement with springboard for the arts.
i've looked into this. a LOT. it is viable in the future, for limited stuff ($1500 a year in prizes) but for now, no, we can not. as potentially great as this might be, we can't do it right now.
door prizes are fine, if everyone who shows up or asks gets a free ticket, that's cool, but including a ticket with an admission charge is bad. there can be a suggested donation, but it has to be actually that.
and no, i'm not a lawyer, but our lawyer has told me that it's potentially ok, and springboard has said no (for a variety of reasons that make sense). i've looked into it repeatedly because once every 2-3 months someone suggests it, and i ask again.