Many nonprofits use golf fundraising events to engage their supporters. This post covers a number of customer examples, showing the flexibility and ease of using TicketSignup for golf fundraising events.
In addition to our Ticket platform, we also have a registration platform with more robust features for peer-to-peer fundraising (GiveSignup) and team participation (RunSignup). The features and priorities of your golf event determine which platform is right for your event, but you can use whatever URL best suits your audience.; read on for examples of each.
Golf Events with Ticketing
Gracie’s Golf Scramble
This is a good example of a very simple setup with several nice features:
- Ticket Option One: Single golfer tickets, with a custom question to name fellow golfers
- Ticket Option Two: Attend the dinner without participating in the golf tournament.
- Donations accepted during ticket purchase path or as standalone donations.
Simple option for ticket purchasing: Gracie’s Golf made buying tickets simple with just one option for a ticket purchase for $85 per ticket.
Increase impact with integrated donations: Attendees also have the option to donate during registration to boost the revenue of the event.
The Heartland Autism Society
This Golf Fundraiser is a bit more complicated, with an options to purchase a team ticket, add on “Mulligans” or buy sponsorship packages at different levels. To accomplish this, they used ticket groups to ensure a clean website with simple options (Tickets or Sponsorships), with the “Tickets” ticket group displaying the 4-Man Scramble Team and/or the Mulligan Team Package, and the “Sponsorship” ticket group displaying an array of sponsor levels.
The sponsor levels have limits on the number available – like there is only 1 Ace Level sponsor allowed:
They also added fun extra sponsorships to help offset their costs to put on the event. Note how a sponsor can be generous and be a sponsor of more than one item:
Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado
The Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado‘s The Drive Tournament also has multiple participation options (Single Golfer and Foursome) as well as a range of Sponsorship Opportunities. Like the example above, they used ticket groups to show all the sponsorship opportunities in one place, but they opted to show all the tickets within each ticket group on the homepage (rather than after clicking into the ticket group).
Because this golf tournament is heavily focused on raising money, they provide the option to make a donation within the ticket purchase path:
As seen before, they also give an option to donate while people are signing up:
To maximize donations, they also provide an additional opportunity to donate on the checkout page (for anyone who did not donate during the purchase path).
Golf Events with Teams
For events that need to offer true teams, we recommend using our registration platform.
Drive Out Sarcoma
Drive out Sarcoma’s setup was a bit more complex, with options for:
- An Individual Golfer (to be assigned to a team)
- A 4 Person Team (with a price reduction for registering as a team)
- A Dinner Only ticket for non-golfers to show their support
The event uses the registration’s capability to do more complex team setups to allow each participant to create or join a team, with team sizes capped at 4.
When a team is created the Captain can set up a password so others do not join (there is also a link they can share with their friends so that they can sign up and each person pays separately).
It is simple to add multiple people when a person is signing up. This makes it simple to sign up all 4 team members together as long as one person is willing to pay.
This event also has add-ons that can be purchased during the signup process to increase engagement as well as revenue:
100 Holes for the Homeless – Wheeler Mission
Like the Drive Out Sarcoma golf fundraiser above, this one uses our registration and fundraising solution. The two big differences that this event uses are powerful (free) features of our website hosting — cover pages and BYO Domain. Cover pages allow you to easily create a beautiful “entryway” to your fundraising event and give you a professional look and feel (for free).
BYO Domain allows you to use your own URL. In this case they have a custom URL for this event – 100holesforthehomeless.com. Some customers will use a subdomain for events – like golf.mynonprofit.org. Again, we provide this (and the SSL certificate) for free.
This event already has a number of individual fundraisers who have set up pages.
We also provide a free photo platform that makes it simple to upload photos for your event. This event uses this feature to highlight their 2020 event, and once it happens they will post photos that can be shared easily on social media platforms.
TicketSignup’s purpose-built event platform has the free technology that nonprofits need for their fundraising golf tournaments, with tools to raise more money and increase supporter engagement.