National Pen Company Help Me To Remember
I’m Reminded. It’s Better to Give than to Receive
Some short time ago The National Pen Company sent me a sample ballpoint pen with an offer to customize pens for a price I considered to be way below reasonable. The quality and weight of the sample was impressive and the writing quality excellent. A whole range of colors was available and the customization could be written into three lines of script. So as a modest way to help promote my book “Golf Tournaments 101” and my web/blog site https://.charitygolf101.com I placed an order. A rich burgundy was my color of choice, It’s one of my favorite colors and call me crazy but I like the way the word it sounds. (burr-gun-dee).
The three lines of advertising I chose read:
GOLF TOURNAMENTS 101
Within ten days
I had my order and must say, both the National Pen Companies service and delivery time were very impressive.
So now I have to get one of my custom pens Into the hands of as many charity fundraiser coordinators as possible. In the mean time I’ve sent some out as modest gifts to family and friends. Also I’ve been giving them away to people who I frequently come into contact with. (You never know who might be involved in fundraising). For example:
- The staff at the pharmacy I use
- The tech guys who keep my computer going
- The nurses at the medical clinic who keep me going
- My favorite clerk at the local 7-Eleven
- The barista at my local Starbucks
- My mail-delivery lady
- The clerks at my local bank and
- The staff at the veterinary clinic who look after my pets Blue and Ruby.
So far from all this, The one thing that’s really struck me is, how cool and rewarding it is to give. The reactions when I offer someone a pen is quite astounding. The overall reaction is it’s like I’m giving them something of far more value than a simple pen. Guess everyone likes and/or needs a pen. Anyway it has been reaffirmed, the thing I have always known. “There’s more joy in giving than receiving”. If for no other reason, and even if I don’t sell one additional book, this simple reminder about the pleasure of giving is more than worth the cost of a bunch of pens. Thank you National Pen Company.
Now, where are those charity fundraising planners I need to be in touch with?
IN CONCLUSION. A 2018 UPDATE
The Tip of the Iceberg. If you’ve read any of my many blogs on planning and running a one day charity fundraising golf tournament, then look at them as being just the tip of the iceberg.
Golf Tournaments 101 Second Edition is full of much more detailed information, guidelines and tips. Much more than blogs alone can cover. It’s unique in that there’s not another guide and planning book on the market containing as much information to assist charities and nonprofits raise money through golf.
Downloadable Tools. Through the book’s website https://charitygolf101.com the second edition makes available over 35 downloadable tools. These Excel and Word files are set up to assist in pre-tournament planning along with a tournament day timeline. Some files are ready to go; others can be modified to suit your own requirements.
Wishing you every success with your fundraiser tournament.