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Peer-to-Peer TopGolf
Fundraising Tournaments

We're combining the fun of Topgolf with the power of giving. Whether you're an avid golfer or a passionate supporter, join us in making every yard count! Register as a player and encourage your friends and family to pledge a Penny per Yard™ you hit during the tournament.

Combining The Fun of TopGolf + The Power of Peer-to-Peer Giving

Golf.Gives provides players everything they need to invite their networks to help meet your fundraising goals. With a simple ask of pledging a Penny Per Yard™, we have made the Peer-to-Peer model easier than ever! Empower your supporters to raise money while enjoying a fantastic afternoon of competition at TopGolf.

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We've already planned everything for you!

Ditch the hassle of booking a caterer, venue, and rental equipment. Rally your supporters for an exciting fundraising event, attractive to families and all ages! With our pre-planned event package, you can add an additional fundraiser to your calendar and raise an extra $50-$100k this year!

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Reach A Younger & More Diverse Constituency

TopGolf tournaments are the perfect event for families, greek life, and all ages. Diversify your donor base with a fun event and unleash their generosity.  

TopGolf is the place where everyone can play
& Golf.Gives is the platform where everyone can give!

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A Great Event Opportunity For Both In Season And Off Season!

Most nonprofit fundraising takes place during spring and fall, due to vacations and school schedules. But with Golf.Gives, you can take advantage of fundraising during a season with very little competition with zero risk!

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TopGolf Fundraising Tournaments

Golf.Gives is reshaping fundraising by creating engaging experiences that prompt higher charity contributions by expanding organization's donor base. Nonprofits are leveraging this modern approach and seeing success from the white glove service of the Golf.Gives staff, impactful events that their supporters enjoy, and ultimately exceeding their goals for funds raised.

1.  TopGolf fundraisers, in partnership with Golf.Gives, offers a unique and engaging fundraising experience by combining the game of TopGolf with social entertainment, and is designed to attract a wide and inclusive audience to support various causes.

2.  The platform provides user-friendly functionality that streamlines event planning and promotion, including online ticket sales, sponsorships with high-tech bays and digital media packages, and player pledge pages for them to market and collect pledges.

3.   These fundraisers are producing significant results, with events raising anywhere from $50-$100K+ and receive positive participant feedback, indicating the platform’s effectiveness in achieving their goals.

What do TopGolf Fundraising Tournaments Include?

What is a Peer-to-Peer TopGolf Fundraising Tournament, you may ask? In essence, it’s an innovative way for organizations to raise money. TopGolf, a leading global sports entertainment community, has partnered with Golf.Gives, a platform that integrates the entertainment experience of TopGolf with peer-to-peer fundraising to enable distinctive fundraising events.

The advantage of hosting a fundraising event at a local TopGolf venue includes:

  • An all-inclusive venue space that eliminates the need for event rentals, caterers, and other venders
  • An attractive entertainment option to draw in more attendees
  • A unique fundraising opportunity during low-competition seasons
  • A exponential growth path to expand your donor base
  • The elimination of risks associated with outdoor events, such as weather concerns
  • A Fun and engaging way to raise money

This makes TopGolf an attractive option for local businesses looking to raise money and raise additional funds.

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How Do You Raise Money At A TopGolf Fundraiser?

Golf.Gives fundraisers allow you to bring all tried and true fundraising elements of a gala to the fun and exciting venue of TopGolf. You can expect to raise money through any or all of these options:

  • Ticket Sales
  • Sponsorships
  • Our Peer-to-Peer model of Penny Per Yard pledges
  • Silent auction
  • Live Auction
  • Paddle Raise

What sets Golf.Gives apart is its ability to exploit the excitement of the game to successfully raise more funds for the cause. Silent auctions traditionally struggle at a standard golf tournament, which is what makes the Golf.Gives model innovative - it allows you to include all your successful methods of fundraising with all the fun of TopGolf. There are a number of sponsorship opportunities from digital ad displays at each of the bays, to logo displays on signage, paddle numbers and other printed materials. This model enables supporters to engage in a lively and competitive afternoon at TopGolf, making the process of donating to a worthy cause more enjoyable and engaging.

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Who Are TopGolf Fundraisers Reaching?

TopGolf tournaments are showing incredible success for a wide range of nonprofit organizations. No matter what your supporters' skill level or interest level is for golf, TopGolf is still an attractive and fun activity and can even include the whole family! And even more promising, the target demographic for event attendees is wide and inclusive, encompassing:

  • Families
  • Members of Greek life
  • Community members
  • Sports teams
  • Executives and board members
  • Avid Golfers

This broad appeal makes it possible for virtually anyone to join in, have fun, and contribute to a worthy cause.

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How Does The Planning For These Events Work?

Our favorite part of this model is that the planning process is essentially turn key - we do all the work for you! Through our partnership with TopGolf, we book your date and time (based on your preferences) at your local venue, and build you an event site so you can start marketing your event and selling tickets and sponsorships.

Marketing Makes All The Difference

We suggest marketing your events at least 14 weeks leading up to your event and Organizations have used a wide range of channels to sell tickets including:

  • Social Media
  • Email Marketing
  • Creating a dedicated event hashtag
  • Collaborating with local media
  • Mail delivered invitations
  • Word of mouth

Golf.Gives also has a number of marketing materials and templates for organizations to use or even, get started in promoting their events.

Most organizations bring in more than enough funds from ticket sales and sponsorships to cover the full venue costs before the event even begins and that doesn't even include the host of other fundraising opportunities throughout the tournament. The growth potential for this model of fundraising is truly exponential!

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An Unconventional Fundraising Approach: Peer-to-Peer

One of the key appeals of TopGolf as a fundraising platform is its unconventional approach. It provides enjoyment for all participants, regardless of their golfing skill levels. This sets it apart from traditional golf fundraisers, which may demand a specific skill level from participants.

In addition to its inclusivity, Golf.Gives' Penny Per Yard creates a low barrier to entry for supporters to donate. The average participant hits between 4,000-6,000 yards, which translates to a $40-$60 pledge amount.

This reasonable pledge amount allows your organization to reach beyond your big donors and expand your reach to young families or college students that traditionally have a lower engagement at fundraisers.

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Putting TopGolf to the Test

With all these features and benefits, how does TopGolf perform in real-life scenarios? The answer is remarkably well, especially with all the sponsorship opportunities.

TopGolf fundraising events have attracted hundreds of participants across different locations and have raised substantial amounts of money for various causes. In a one-year period, these events have collectively raised over $25,000,000, with some events making significant donations exceeding $180,000 to institutions such as Texas Children’s Hospital.

Real-Life Examples

Let’s examine a few specific examples. The Dollar Energy Fund’s TopGolf Fundraiser raised $34,770, and this amount was matched dollar-for-dollar by Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania. Another instance is YANG, which raised over $90,000 in support of AACF since the previous year.

These successful future events employed strategies such as:

  • Targeting families to lure a younger audience
  • Setting clear and achievable fundraising goals
  • Developing detailed budget plans
  • Using efficient tools such as ticket sales and Peer-to-Peer pledges to boost revenue generation.

Golf.Gives also has a number of marketing materials and templates for organizations to use or even, get started in promoting their events.

Most organizations bring in more than enough funds from ticket sales and sponsorships to cover the full venue costs before the event even begins and that doesn't even include the host of other fundraising opportunities throughout the tournament. The growth potential for this model of fundraising is truly exponential!

Kandice Luisi, our Head of Partnerships, at the 2022 NIO Summit

Evaluating Fundraising Success

What are the criteria for assessing the success of these events? One way is by looking at the ability to maximize revenue and meet fundraising goals. The criteria for assessing the success of these events include:

  • The amount of money raised
  • The number of attendees
  • The level of engagement and participation from attendees
  • The feedback and satisfaction of attendees

Ultimately, factors such as participant feedback, use of the golf course, revenue generation, and customer satisfaction metrics gauge the overall satisfaction of a TopGolf event. These factors provide a comprehensive assessment of the event’s success in terms of attendee experience.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which Type Of Fundraiser Makes The Most Money?

The most profitable fundraisers are galas and are closely followed by walk-a-thons and fun runs, then by community service fundraisers, virtual fundraisers, raffle fundraisers, crowdfunding campaigns, school carnivals and fairs, and donation-based fundraisers.

What is Golf.Gives?

Golf.Gives is an innovative fundraising method that integrates the entertainment experience of TopGolf with peer-to-peer fundraising, allowing organizations to raise money in a unique way.

What Is The Target Demographic For TopGolf Fundraisers?

The target demographic for TopGolf fundraisers includes families, members of Greek life, community members, and individuals of all age groups. It is a wide and inclusive range of people who can participate.

How Do You Set up a TopGolf fundraiser?

Our favorite part of this model is that the planning process is essentially turn key - we do all the work for you! Through our partnership with TopGolf, we book your date and time (based on your preferences) at your local venue, and build you an event site so you can start marketing your event and selling tickets and sponsorships.

What Is A Topgolf Tournament?

When you participate at TopGolf, you are broken up into bays of 6 players, each of you competing for the most yards. Your tournament can be between the 6 players at each bay or you can expand the tournament to compete between bays.

Can You Win Money at TopGolf?

Most organizations opt into raffles (in approved states) as prizes for any competitions or winners throughout the tournament. We have seen organizations offer prizes for the highest number of pledges committed for the tournament to the most yards swung with donated prizes from TopGolf and even cash prizes. There is no limit to creativity in this area, and only makes the guest experience even more fun!

What Are Fundraising Activities At These Events?

Fundraising activities at a TopGolf fundraiser include, Penny Per Yard pledges, silent and live auctions, paddle raises and raffles. Each TopGolf location has venue spaces that allow for all the best parts of a gala fundraiser, which only increases your fundraising potential at your event.

There’s Nothing Standing Between You And A Great Time!

Collect funds within minutes of creating your event - it’s that easy.

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