If you would like to host a golf event or fundraiser that is creative and inviting, consider a 100 Holes of Golf Fundraiser. Your organization has an opportunity to raise more money while using less resources than with a traditional golf tournament, and you’ll be impressed with how much your participants and donors enjoy it.
Golf marathons, golf-a-thons, or 100 holes of golf fundraisers are the latest rage in fundraising golf tournaments. Golf marathons are usually smaller, more intimate events with only 18-36 players participating. By using an online fundraising solution created for 100 holes of golf fundraisers, golfers create personal fundraising pages promoting your organization and fundraiser, and this is where the majority of your fundraising occurs. Usually the golfer is not charged to play in your fundraising golf tournament if they meet your minimum fundraising standards. Free golf – that will really give your golfers an incentive to fundraise for your organization.
With a golf marathon or 100 holes of golf fundraiser instead of charging a fee for golfer or foursome registration golf participants commit to raising money for your cause by collecting pledges and donations. Recruiting passionate fundraisers who truly care about your cause and are committed to raising money for your organization is the first step to making your event successful. Set a goal for each golfer to pursue pledges per hole played or donations on a flat fee basis for finishing 100 holes. Golfers can raise $500 or $1,000 by tapping into their friends and family, and motivated golfers can raise much more. Your fundraisers get to do what they love best, and friends and family support them by offering per hole or flat-rate donations.
It is your creative option as to how long the tournament goes with regard to the number of days. It can be exciting to host a golf marathon for one day in which the golfers complete 100 holes of golf. And it is just as fun to ask your fundraisers to complete 100 holes of golf over a long weekend. Both options are available to your organization, and you may wish to consider your audience in particular. With either option a celebration at the end of the golf tournament may be included. Some 100 holes of golf fundraisers are held internationally and each foursome uses social media to publicize their progress and after party.
An example of a successful 100 holes of golf fundraiser is hosted annually by The Double Q Foundation in Carmel, Indiana. Their online fundraising event benefiting Type 1 Diabetes is held annually. “Join us in making a difference by sponsoring us in this special 100 holes of golf marathon. Each golfer has their own fundraising page. You will not only be supporting our cause, but you will not only be helping another underprivileged child with Type 1 diabetes attend diabetic summer camps to help educate and teach them about their disease in a fun and healthy atmosphere but also helping the JDRF accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent, and treat Type 1 Diabetes and its complications. Just click on the golfer tab above and choose a golfer to support. It’s that easy.”
The Double Q 100 Holes of Golf Fundraiser uses software designed for their event is a one day 100 holes of golf event. Their top five fundraisers are featured via a fundraising thermometer on their website, offering some encouragement and competition to all involved. If you look closely at some of their top and their personal mission statements. Golfers direct family and friends to their fundraising page where they can make a donation. This peer-to-peer fundraising campaign opens up new opportunities for donations to The Double Q Foundation as each participant taps into their personal network. Here are some of the benefits each participant receives:
- Responsive Design for Mobile Pledges and Registration Anywhere
- Provide Participants with Personal fundraising Pages to Customize (100 pages included!)
- Fundraising Thermometers Display Top Teams & Individuals
- Share Links Encourage Constituents to Share Event w/ Friends
- Personal Control Panel Allows Fundraisers to Manage their Page, Email Friends & Add Off-line Pledges
Find a great partner to team up with for your golf marathon is a way of heightening the promotion of your online fundraising event, strengthening your resources and drawing more devoted fundraisers and donors. Double Q Foundation has partnered with Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation for their 100 holes of golf fundraiser. They share the same cause passionately and are thus committed partners in fundraising. “We fund research to cure, treat and prevent type 1. We work with government, academia and industry to accelerate research in the UK and within healthcare policy to ensure that the outcomes of research are delivered to people with type 1 in the UK. And we give support and a voice to people with type 1 and their families. Join us in creating a world without type 1 diabetes.”
Supporters of the Double Q 100 Holes of Golf Fundraiser may choose to make a pledge per hole or a donation benefiting children with Type 1 Diabetes and funding important research. They can show their support by making a comment along with their monetary donation. Golfers share the link to their personal fundraising page via email or social networking sites, creating an easy way to spread the word and collect online donations.
DoJiggy Pledge fundraising software designed for 100 holes of golf fundraisers offers a registration and pledge management system that is not only easy for golfers, but also allows for your organization to manage all the details of the golf marathon seamlessly:
- Manage participant registration and communications
- Host a personal fundraising page for each golfer
- Track fundraising progress with real-time leaderboards & thermometers
- Process pledge payments and online donations securely
- Manage event level sponsorships and product sales
- Generate administrative reports
Free golf tournament resources for 100 holes of golf fundraisers are found online, including a free trial of our software so that you may be certain of having the best experience throughout your event.