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This site was created to help non-profit organization learn how to organize an event.   Where to get donations, how to raise money to get started, and many hints that come from years of experience organizing tricky trays.  What are hot items to buy and where you can find these items.

What is a tricky tray?

A Tricky Tray is also known as a Chinese Auction.  This is a fundraising event in which items are raffled of to raise money for the organization, such as schools and churches.  Here the way it works.  Your guest will pay a small admission and with their admission they receive a set amount of tickets in which they will place in a container next to the item they would like to win.  Obviously they can purchase additional tickets. Once everyone has had the opportunity to place his or her ticket in the container the raffle begins.  If the number pulled matches your ticket stub – You Win that prize.

The scale of the tricky tray can vary. From a simple tricky tray as shown in the image gallery, to the high end ones tied to casino night, fashion shows, black tie events and movie theme. This site is geared toward the majority which are the simpler type of tricky trays. As you become more comfortable in running these event and of course your audience then you may want to incorporate some other twists as mentioned above and/or this site makes no representation or warranty that the content available on this Site or the Services found at this Site are appropriate in every country /jurisdiction, Users who choose to access this Site or the Services found at this Site are responsible for compliance with all local laws, rules and regulations.  Access to this Site or the Services found at this Site from countries or jurisdictions where its content is illegal is prohibited.