how it works

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discover

Find a once-in-a-lifetime experience that makes you so excited, you’ll want to lay an egg or sell your soul… like these friends of ours.

I would lay an egg if I won this. – Bonita Ringuette, Star Trek Experience

Do you take souls as payment? I was going to sell mine for concert tickets but this is way better. – Taylor Russell, James Bond Experience

Just entered to win. May pee my pants if I win, or pass out. – Debbie Thomson, Star Wars Experience

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support

Donate as little as $10 for the chance to experience something extraordinary, and join the Omaze community. Together, we can create so much more impact and awareness for charities around the world.

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win-win

Your donation makes a difference for an amazing cause, and that’s an incredible feeling (win!). One person is picked at random to live the dream (win!). The charity gets support from a brand new network of people, allowing them to continue their life-changing work (the biggest win of all!).

where does the money go?

where does the money go?

We raise money for nonprofits in a few different ways, and the breakdown of fees varies depending on what type of campaign you enter. For campaigns with our talent partners, 80% of the net funds raised goes back to our charity partner. For campaigns where Omaze sources and pay for the prize, like with a car, 50% of the net funds go to our charity partner.

Let's dig a little deeper, so you have a clear breakdown of what ends up going to the charity, the costs associated with each campaign, and what goes to Omaze.

Omaze invests in a number of areas to maximize the raise on campaigns. The main costs associated with the campaigns are credit card fees, video content, winner travel costs, and marketing to get the word out via social, web, radio, tv, and sometimes even direct mail.

On our partner campaigns (fundraisers with musicians, athletes, entertainers, etc.) it requires 25% of the gross funds to cover the costs associated with the campaigns. That leaves 60% of the gross funds for our charity partner, and 15% of the gross funds for Omaze.

On our Omaze Originals campaigns (cars, travel, renovations, etc.) it requires 70% of the gross funds to cover the costs. Largely because with items like cars there is a significant prizing cost both for the prize itself and covering the taxes for the winner. The leaves 15% of the gross funds for our charity partner, and 15% of the gross funds for Omaze.

We know that's a lot of numbers. But if there's anything to remember it's that we believe fundraising should be about impact, not percentages. Our partners come back time and time again because we can generate 2-40X the ROI as other fundraising sources.

Every ounce of our passion and creativity is focused on supporting nonprofits so they can easily raise money and sustain the meaningful work they do. Our for-profit model enables us to expand the services we offer, and increase the total dollars raised for our partners.