Golf Fundraiser for Non-Profit Groups

A great warm-weather fundraising event is a golf fundraiser.

Hosting your own golf tournament is actually fairly easy and if done right, you can raise a significant amount of money. Here are some tips for maximizing your golf fundraising results.

Obviously, the bigger the crowd, the better you’ll do with your tournament. Promote with quality posters at golf stores, your own offices, and other high-traffic, high-visibility locations. Use your newsletter and email lists as additional ways to get the word out. Distribute a press release about your golf fundraiser to all your local media outlets. Describe your most noteworthy news angle in the summary paragraph and then get into the who, what, when, where, why, and how aspects.

Most golf courses will give you a substantial discount for a large group, particularly if you’re scheduled for a weekday when traffic is low. You can charge the regular price and do quite well. Or, you can pocket the discount, markup the regular greens fee by $10, and do even better.

Contact local businesses and ask them to sponsor a hole. To attract eighteen sponsors, make it affordable, say $100 or so. Show them a mockup of the signs that will be placed for each sponsor and your event program where you’ll list all your sponsors.

For the biggest financial impact, approach large corporations and ask them to sponsor your event. Companies with headquarters or substantial operations in your area are your best bets. Price your corporate sponsorships at a reasonable level, say $1,000 for a smaller golf tournament, and you’ll get a good response.

Put together a sponsorship request on your letterhead and be specific as to what’s in it for the corporation, i.e. prominent signage at the event, corporate logo golf balls for all golfers, newspaper coverage, golfing slots for top executives, etc. Ask around within your group to see if anyone has personal contacts at the management level. Managers often have discretionary funds available for reasonable promotional expenditures.

Just like individuals get sponsors for Relay For Life walks, Multiple Sclerosis bike rides, and other types of event fundraisers, so should your players. Put together a sponsorship form and ask each player to raise at least $100 in pledges along with their greens fees. Silent auction Solicit items from local businesses and even offer to pay for some popular items that will attract serious biddings such as golf lessons from the club pro or a set of new irons.

On the day of your golf fundraiser, set up a couple of tables full of donated goods and services. Tape bidding sheets and descriptions of each item to the tables so that golfers can place bids one-handed. Make sure to get the bidding started on each item and encourage everyone to bid.

Do the last call for bids as everyone is gathering for the awards ceremony that wraps up your tournament, then announce the winners, collect the funds, and disperse the merchandise.

You can sell raffle tickets for quality prizes in conjunction with your event. They don’t even have to be golf related, but it does help to have at least some prizes such as a new golf bag, free round, season pass to top course, etc. Price your tickets so that you raise at least twice as much as your prizes cost. If your prize costs a total of $5,000, then sell 1,000 tickets for $10 each. You can make even more if you get prizes donated.

To increase sales, sell tickets to the general public and not just to your group of supporters. You can even set up a sales table at high-traffic locations like shopping centers. obviously, follow all local regulations concerning raffle ticket sales.

Load up the back of a golf cart with ice and cold drinks, then drive the course and sell your golfers what they want. Cold beer and sodas are the best sellers but don’t forget to include snack foods like pretzels and chips.

Work with the club to offer a catered lunch to all your golfers or at least a boxed lunch of sandwiches, chips, and a cookie. Depending on what you’re offering, markup your costs by $2 to $4 per person and you’ll do well. overcharging will actually cut into your total profits.

If done correctly, a golf tournament can raise a substantial amount of money. Leverage all these fundraising tips and you’ll have a record-breaking golf fundraiser!

Lip Shaped Lollipops

Nothing is sweeter than hugs and kisses. Except when they are formed into a lollipop!  Lip Shaped Lollipops make it easy for supporters to share the love of your cause. The fun shape and yummy flavors will bring in a bushel, and a peck, of profits. There is only a 1 case minimum and you will make a 45% profit on every lollipop you sell.

What You Should Know

Yummy Lips, Lip Shaped Lollipops offer the same profit regardless of the number of cases that you purchase. Sell the lollipops for two times the cost of the lollipops. Meaning, you will double your investment no matter how many cases you purchase. Here is a quick profit chart for you to review:

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $175.00 45%
Smencil School Fundraisers Image

“What’s a Smencil School Fundraiser?” It’s a cute name and a great school fundraising product. Smencils are scented pencils made from recycled newspapers. They are the perfect fundraising product for schools. Shipped in cases containing 10 buckets, each bucket contains 50 Smencils. Each scented pencil sells for $1. Kids love them making Smecils easy to sell.  Smencil school fundraiser pencils come in two varieties. Regular black lead as well as assorted fun colors. Best of all, shipping is free!

What You Should Know

Profits on Smencil school fundraiser pencils are extremely easy to calculate since you are buying them by the case. Smencils have a 40% profit margin. The retail price is $1 per Smencil. You will make a $200 profit for each case you sell.

 

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $300.00 40%
$10 Popcorn Fundraiser

Blow the lid off your fundraising efforts with our $10  Popcorn Fundraiser. Offer your supporters gourmet bags of popcorn that come in eight scrumptious flavors.  This popcorn is gluten-free, MSG-free, and made with Non-GMO corn. Your group will make a 40% profit and can even qualify for free shipping.

What You Should Know

There is no money upfront required to start this popcorn fundraiser. We provide free brochures, order forms, and cash collection envelopes. You pay us after you sell the popcorn. This way you can use the money you collect to pay for your order.

When you place your order, Easy Fundraising Ideas will calculate the cost of your order based on the profit percentage you earned. You will pay us that amount of money and keep your profit.

Profit and Cost

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Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 40% YES
1 to 149 40% No
Baseball Scratch Card

Baseball scratch cards are one of our most profitable baseball fundraisers.  With eye-catching graphics and a simple premise, this fundraiser serves up a money-making shut out.   We will imprint your team name at no additional cost and each card can make up to 90% profit.

What You Should Know

Here is an example of the coupon page you give to the people as a “Thank You” for participating. You can also create a custom coupon handout with your town’s unique businesses.

The lowest profit percentage you will make from using scratch cards for fundraisers is 70%. However,  the more cards you purchase the higher your profit potential for each card, due to volume price breaks. The profits and profit percentages shown are based on successfully having all 50 dots scratched off on your scratch card.

Profit and Cost

 

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Cards Bought Cost Per Card Each Card Raises Your Profit $ Your Profit %
100 $10.00 $100.00 $9,000 90%
25 $12.00 $100.00 $2,200 88%
10 $15.00 $100.00 $850 85%
1 min. $30.00 $100.00 $70 70%
Frozen Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Our $12 cookie dough fundraiser is one of our best selling fundraising products. Everyone loves freshly baked cookies! This is our most popular cookie dough fundraising program because of the retail selling price. We offer 5 of the most popular cookie dough flavors in 2 pound tubs. You will sell each cookie dough fundraising tub for only $12 each.   We offer low minimums and shipping is free. Best of all there is no cost to get started.

What You Should Know

There is no money needed upfront for this cookie dough fundraiser. We provide free brochures, order forms and cash collection envelops. You pay us after you sell your $12 tubs of Frozen Fundraising Cookie Dough when you place your order. The money you’ve collected can pay for your order.

When you place your order, Easy Fundraising Ideas will calculate the cost of your order based on the profit percentage you earned. Once the cost is covered, the rest is your profit to keep!

Profit and Cost

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Tubs Bought Cost Per Tub Selling Price Your Profit $ Your Profit %
5000 $5.40 $12.00 $33,000 + 55%
1664 $6.00 $12.00 $9,984 + 50%
664 $6.60 $12.00 $3,585 + 45%
336 $7.20 $12.00 $1,612 + 40%
200 $8.40 $12.00 $720 + 30%
120 min. $9.00 $12.00 $360 + 25%
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