Frequently Asked Questions

TapKat is for nonprofits only – can any nonprofit use TapKat for fundraising?

TapKat serves U.S. based nonprofit organizations. Here are the basic requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. nonprofit organization with a valid EIN, in good standing with the IRS
  • Your nonprofit tax exempt status must have been granted for at least 1 year (Ruling Year)

Is a TapKat sweepstakes fundraiser a raffle?

TapKat drawing campaigns are sweepstakes. There’s a big difference between sweepstakes and raffles. Raffles are considered gaming and as such, are subject to state regulations and sometimes licensing. Raffles are illegal in several U.S. states. All that makes it tricky to run a raffle online. Sweepstakes are not considered gaming and that means you can run them online where anyone from any state or country can make a donation to participate. TapKat Sweepstakes Rules have been structured and vetted for U.S.nonprofits to be able to run, promote and take donations online. We’d be happy to answer any questions you have, just drop us an email.

I don’t have a prize – how can I get a really great prize?

Your choice of a prize is a key component for your sweepstakes fundraiser and we’re here to help. TapKat has partnered with companies that can supply a prize that’s just right for your TapKat sweepstakes fundraiser. And we’re happy to share our expertise and brainstorm about your perfect prize. Just give us a call or send us an email.

Do we need to purchase the prize upfront?

No, TapKat has structured our sweepstakes fundraisers to keep upfront costs to a minimum. You can set a minimum number of dollars that must be raised before you award that prize. The minimum ensures you can both pay for your prize and still raise a good sum of money for your nonprofit. If you've met or exceeded the minimum when the sweepstakes closes, the prize is purchased using the funds you’ve raised, and you award the prize to your winner.

Do I need a web developer?

No – we build and host your TapKat sweepstakes fundraiser for you on the TapKat platform. All you need to do is promote it with links and graphics on your website, social media posts and email campaigns.

What happens once my TapKat sweepstakes fundraiser is online?

TapKat goes to work! We automate and manage all the logistics of your sweepstakes fundraiser – taking payments, issuing entry numbers, emailing donation receipts and keeping your donor records stored in a database just for your nonprofit. That leaves you free to go out and tell the world about your fun and exciting TapKat fundraiser!

How do I get started?

We’re standing by to help you start fundraising with your first TapKat sweepstakes fundraiser. The quickest way to get started is to click the GET STARTED FREE button. Or give us a call: 720-442-8141 ext 3.

Let’s get you started with TapKat fundraising – your donors will love it!