? Just taking a guess that you are serious here. The whole point behind a raffle for the SKS-Files Forum is to keep the forum going and to be able to use quality servers and software. Someone does win the raffled item, but not everyone can win, of course. I donate to these raffles to support the board, first and foremost. The chance to win something for doing it is secondary. And when I won a raffle last month, I was pleasingly surprised and it was an awesome item to win! My first time at winning anything. Bonus!
Rather than the board admin throwing out dry requests for donations for board maintenance and costs, our members and vendors step up and donate an item, or items, to be donated for use in the raffles. Seems more of a "Win, possible win" situation to me.
I hope you reconsider and help keep the board going for the generations of SKS enthusiasts to follow.
BTW, "reputable" charities are getting much harder to find nowadays. They are there, with varying degrees of effectiveness. With this board, I watch it growing in membership and in researched knowledge based in either fact or accumulated data info gleaning. (not guesses, old egos, or "my way or the highway" attitudes.)