Golfers for your Nonprofit Charity Golf Fundraiser Tournament
Golfers to support your organization:
Golfers can come from many places and for different reasons. Think about all the companies, groups and individual people who might be excited to play in your tournament and are willing and eager to support your cause. Be innovative and think outside the box as you build your database and mailing lists. Be sure to involve all of your organization’s supporters and your newly formed tournament committee; team effort will bring results. Suggestions on how to build your player list are in Chapter Eight of the charity golf fundraising guide book, “Golf Tournaments 101 Second Edition”.
The complete chapter is devoted to not only where you might find golfers who would love to support your nonprofit organization but also what should be offered to them as an incentive to sign up and have a day filled with fun.The topics highlighted in the chapter are:
- First, setting the right “Entry Fee”. There are guide lines in the chapter to help you set the fee. It should not be so high that it turns people away but high enough to bring in a profit and make all the effort of hosting the charity golf tournament worth while. Also the chapter explains why the player “Entry Fee” should not be set too low in your first tournament.
- The very important first impressions on tournament day. A person to welcome them. And of course the “Gift Bag”. Will there be food and beverages? Have you organized a putting competition that not only keeps your players interested but very importantly, brings in fundraising dollars for your cause.
- Player perks. What are you giving them. Lays out the importance of giving your players as they arrive a “Golfers Goodie Gift Bag”. What you might fill the bag with and how sponsorships can be a tremendous help with that task.
- An automobile as a “Hole-in-One prize. Covered with a sponsorship.
- To create on-course interest at least five on-course competitions.
- Have plenty of raffle ticket items
- Discounts in the Clubs Pro Shop. Explains how the retail prices in the golf shop are set. And how and why you should ask for discounted prices for your players. Have this established in the weeks prior to your event and make sure you advertise that fact. Every little thing you offer can be another way of seeing your tournament player registrations increase.
- Will there be a lunchtime Barbeque, either at the Clubhouse or out on the course during tournament play?
- Are you holding an “Awards and Prize Giving Dinner?
- What will be the quality of your tournament prizes and trophies?
- A full day of golf and fun at a private country club could be a special experience for some golfers.
- Can you offer potential players “Pre-Tournament Practice Round Certificates”? That’s a must read in Chapter Eight.
- And make sure to get a fast start in your next tournament by keeping and use again the player list you built as a building block for your following tournament.
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 http://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.