How-to: Promote Your Raffle or Sweepstakes with Sharing Rewards

Give your supporters an incentive to share your raffle or sweepstakes with their social networks.

Givebacks Sharing Rewards program helps you attract new donors and increase donations by motivating your supporters to promote your Experience. Each time someone shares your Experience on social media, they’re given free bonus entries as a reward.

How Sharing Rewards Works

When you enable Sharing Rewards on your raffle or sweepstakes, all donation receipts will include a link where donors can sign up to become promoters. When they sign up, they get a link to share with friends and family and a dashboard to track how many people have used their link.

Experience Organizers can customize their Sharing Rewards program and offer any or all of the following:

  • Promoters can get bonus entries for posting their link on social media.
  • Promoters can get bonus entries when a donor uses their link.
  • Donors can also get bonus entries for using a link.

Fixed vs. Percentage

Experience Organizers can choose between two versions of the Sharing Rewards program: fixed, and percentage.

  • Fixed: Promoters and donors are given a set number of bonus entries in exchange for sharing and using the link. For example, if someone uses a friend’s link to buy 200 sweepstakes entries, and the free entry amount is set to 5, both the promoter and donor will get an extra 5 entries:promote_raffle_1.png
  • Percentage: The number of entries someone gets for using a link depends on the number of entries they select when they complete a transaction. For example, if someone uses a friend’s link to buy 200 sweepstakes entries and the free entry percentage is set to 5%, both the promoter and the donor will get an extra 10 entries:promote_raffle_2.png

Note that with the percentage version, promoters still get a fixed number of entries when they share their link on social media.


How to Enable Sharing Rewards

    1. Go to Givebacks and log in.
    2. Click on Experiences on the left menu.
    3. If you have chosen a list view, click on the experience title. If you have chosen a grid view, click on the experience image.
    4. Select Edit Experience.
    5. Select Raffle or Sweepstakes in the timeline at the top.
    6. Scroll down to Add a sharing rewards program to promote your raffle/sweepstakes, choose between fixed and percentage, and enter your bonus entry amounts:7.  Select More options if you want to change the GET FREE ENTRIES headline to something else: promote_raffle_4.png

Experience Management

When you enable the Sharing Rewards program, you’ll get access to the following new reports in your Experience Management Dashboard:promote_raffle_5.png

View Promoters: See a list of all promoters who have signed up to earn bonus entries

View Earned Entries: See a list of all bonus entries that have been earned by both promoters and donors

Promoter Dashboards

Each promoter also gets their own dashboard to help them track their progress and share their link. Promoters can find their dashboard by doing the following:

  1. Go to Givebacks and log into your account.
  2. Click on your initials in the top right corner of the screen, and select My Account:promote_raffle_6.png
  3. Select My Referrals on the right side of the account menu:promote_raffle_7.png
  4. Click on the title of the Experience in question, which will take you to your dashboard:promote_raffle_8.png

Good to know

  • All bonus entry amounts are customizable and can be set to whatever you like.
  • Sharing Rewards is only available for drawings where donors can purchase entries to win any prize listed. It is not available if donors can specify the prize they want. How-to: Allow Donors to Purchase Raffle Entries for Any Prize
  • You can enable the Sharing Rewards program anytime, even if your Experience is already live.
  • The Sharing Rewards link will only work for donors who haven’t already visited your Experience page on their own. If donors have already visited the Experience but still want to use a Sharing Rewards link, they’ll need to visit the site from a new browser or private window.
  • Bonus entries cannot be entered manually. If a donor buys entries but forgets to use a Sharing Rewards link, you can’t retroactively apply bonus entries to that purchase.

Questions? Contact Givebacks Support.

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