Recognizing organizations that give back

Five years ago, Raving began an industry movement, to recognize those Tribal organizations that give back to their communities. We ask you to share those special events, those acts of generosity, those good works outside of your job description that have improved the lives of your community. Because the more we hear about people helping people, the energy spreads.

We are pleased to announce that we received 35 submissions from the 2019 Tribal Spirit of Giving Program! Click here to view all entries from last year.

How to enter the Tribal Spirit of Giving Celebration

We ask Tribal properties to share special events, acts of generosity, and good works outside of your job description that have improved the lives of your community.

How do you tell your story? We know you do a lot of cool stuff at your casino.

Through a simple submission process, at no charge, we ask you to upload pictures and/or videos plus a short description of your Tribal organization’s good works.

Think about the very cool stuff you’ve done for your community (a get fit class for your team members, a special veterans dinner, a fundraising event for the local food bank, a parkland clean-up … you get it).

What happens next?

After we close the submission window on December 3, 2020, we’ll open up the website for all of our subscribers to view. They can vote on their top five favorites that have inspired them, but every submission is a winner in our book.

Celebrate with us!

We recognize all casinos that participated and share their stories in industry magazines. Plus, we celebrate at a special luncheon on Wednesday, January 27, during Raving NEXT.

Even if you’re not attending the conference, you can attend the luncheon. We have a motivational speaker who ties it all together. This is an opportunity to stop thinking about the P&L and think about why we really do what we do.

We know that just through doing your jobs as team members of a Tribal casino, you have a direct impact providing resources and care for Tribal elders, education and career opportunities for Tribal children, and income and benefits for your community. We celebrate all that you do everyday, as well as those special efforts above and beyond your job description that you do for the betterment of your guests, your communities and your team members.

Questions, please call 775-329-7864 or email

Winners of the People’s Choice Awards 2019:

  • Cache Creek Casino Resort "Season of Thanks & Giving" to support ongoing Camp Fire relief efforts
  • Angel of the Winds Casino Resort Saving Lives One Pint at a Time!
  • The Soboba Foundation and Soboba Casino Resort The Soboba Gives Back Toy Drive
  • Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort Charity Golf Tournament
  • Delaware Nation / Gold River Casino 2019 School Supply Drive

Photos submitted from past years of the Tribal Spirit of Giving Program

Luncheon photos at the 2019 Tribal Spirit of Giving Celebration

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It pays to play at Raving NEXT! 

We launched our interactive software at our 2018 conference! On their mobile devices, conference attendees played games and earned points for prizes and drawings prior to the conference starting. At the conference, attendees earned points for attending sessions, for introducing themselves to fellow attendees and presenters and chatting with exhibitors. The end result: they interacted with more people, attended more sessions and had fun! If our attendees our more engaged, their entire learning experience is more valuable.

About Raving Play

An attendee favorite since Raving NEXT 2018, we're able to connect attendees, presenters and vendors through games that they play online before and during the conference. Did you attend a session? SCORE! Meet with a vendor? SCORE! Make a new friend? SCORE! There are countless ways to boost your score, and guess what? Your online activities give you virtual drawing entries to win REAL CASH and PRIZES!

So many folks love to play trivia games on their phones, not only for the fun of it but especially when they can win cash and prizes. We’ve got this and more with Raving PLAY.

We coach our casino clients to “engage” with their patrons and their employees in different ways. It’s about building loyalty on the floor, off the floor and off-property. But what does this really mean? We’ve created our own “engagement laboratory” for our conference attendees by using software that is available to your casino right now – compliments of the recognized and award-winning digital marketing experts and Raving Partner, Engaged Nation.

Closer to the conference, we’ll post a link so you can start playing games and earning points towards valuable coupons from our host property and prizes from our sponsors that you can use while you’re on-site, as well as earn entries into our final drawing for amazing CASH at the last session of the conference.

More Special Programs at Raving NEXT

Get Some One-On-One Time with Our Expert Presenters

If you’re trying to solve a very specific problem and you know we have an expert presenter “in the house,” book your private appointment today. Although you'll find our presenters available before and after sessions, scheduling an appointment for uninterrupted time is a great solution.  Half-hour and full-hour consultations can be booked ahead of time. Please contact Amy Hergenrother at or call her at 775-329-7864 for more information.

Tribal Scholarship and Mentorship Program

It is critical that Tribal members are engaged in discussions about the future of this competitive and complex industry. As a Native-owned business, we want to ensure there are opportunities for future leaders to have a seat at the table.

Raving is offering the opportunity for up to five eligible tribal members to attend at no cost Indian country’s longest-running conference, Raving NEXT. To apply for a scholarship, which covers your full, three day conference pass (does not include lodging or meals outside of the event), Download the Information Sheet to begin your application.