Kelowna BC – October 19 2021: Trellis Social Enterprise Inc. (trellis.org), has officially been approved as a Verified Electronic Raffle Provider in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon and PEI. As an all-in-one fundraising software platform, this added feature further simplifies fundraising for its charities and organizations, making it easier than ever to raise funds for their cause.

To kick off the use of Trellis’ new raffle product, the iconic Bright Nights 50/50, put on by the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund, will be powered by Trellis. The Bright Nights 50/50 is a fundraising extension of the beloved Bright Nights in Stanley Park, which raises money for burn survivors across BC. “Last year, our 50/50 jackpot reached more than $500k. With an ambitious goal of reaching a $1 million dollar jackpot, we are eager to use Trellis’ new online raffle system to create a more customized, user-friendly experience, and make the raffle bigger and better than last year,” says Nicole Clark, Director of Communications for the Burn Fund.

Justin Goodhew, Founder and CEO of Trellis.org and his team have worked tirelessly to become a raffle provider this year, and the response from BC organizations since the announcement has been incredibly positive. “Adding raffles to Trellis will bring immense value for the organizations we support. Especially since the pandemic, fundraising events have all changed and many cancelled, organizations are struggling more than ever to support those they serve.” Justin states. “However, with the ability to simply connect with Trellis, get guidance and support on raffle licensing, and launch your raffle in minutes, charities are seeing light at the end of this tunnel” he adds.

And, as an all-in-one fundraising platform, charities are taking advantage of the additional features Trellis offers beyond raffles, including tickets, donations, auctions, live streaming and selling items. “The simple act of asking donors to add a donation when buying raffle tickets during checkout alone, can drive more funds for your cause, and help you secure the necessary funds you need. And it’s remarkably easy to set up.” says Goodhew.

In the coming months, stay tuned for more updates on which provinces Trellis is approved in or connect with our team at trellis.org/raffles.

As the world changes, fundraising for charities and organizations continues to be uncertain. But with this new development, fundraising just got simpler and together we can create global collective impact empowered by Trellis.