Fundraising Case Studies

College Fundraising Ideas for Scholars

College fundraising ideas are being discussed now with fall approaching. A spirited charity golf tournament campaign is underway, as Stamford Dollars for Scholars Tee it Up for Scholars is taking registrations and donations for their September 23, second annual golf tournament. Their campaign slogan so aptly states the truth about college fundraising…”Because College Doesn’t Happen By Chance”

College Fundraising Ideas

The impressive array of activities surrounding this charity golf tournament are sure to make it a fun event, and keep their donors coming back for more year after year. The activities happening before the game include a BBQ lunch on the veranda overlooking the 1st and 17th tees, a silent auction, and golf tips by Tony Schwartz. And there is more…a Pilates warm-up, since “it’s the new big thing for golfers looking to develop core strength and flexibility”.

Golf tournament contests will be organized throughout the golf game and awards will be presented for best scoring teams, women’s longest drive, men’s longest drive, and hole-in-one sponsored by Mercedes-Benz of Greenwich. A cocktail hour and dinner, with a live auction, raffle and live entertainment will follow the tournament. College fundraising ideas flourish with this well planned fundraising event.

Sponsorships play a big part in the Stamford Dollars for Scholars charity golf tournament. They are an all volunteer program of Scholarship America whose mission is to mobilize America, through scholarships and educational support, to make post secondary success possible for all students. Sponsors enable this event to get off the ground, and much effort has gone into developing relationships with local and national vendors. The video fundraising appeal on the Sponsorships page of their fundraising website is a great tactic to draw in more sponsors.

Charity golf tournaments hold much potential as a winning candidate in the mix of college fundraising ideas. Online fundraising software has made this style of fundraising easier and more efficient by seamlessly managing golfer registrations, payments, and sponsorships, tracking fundraising progress and generating reports. This allows students and faculty to focus on the important tasks of planning and reaching out to constituents.

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Maureen Peine

About Maureen Peine

Maureen has been writing and marketing for DoJiggy for over 7 years, and has a strong background in nonprofit fundraising. While with The Nature Conservancy for 7 years prior to DoJiggy, she learned the inner workings of marketing to the State of California within the external affairs department. Her heart is in her writing as she believes in the power of change through nonprofit organizations.
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