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How to Make your Next Fundraising Event a Hole-in-One

Dormie Network's Brian Schenk and GolfStatus's Logan Foote share how to leverage golf for fundraising, corporate partnerships, and CSR.

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In 2019, 34.2 million people in the US played golf. In 2021, thanks to the physically distanced nature of the sport, that number increased to 37.5 million. That’s great news for golfers and those that fundraise through golf. And the excellent news for those of you who don’t know the first thing about golf is that you don’t need to know anything about the sport to start setting up a successful tournament that raises serious funds for a nonprofit.

In today’s episode, EFG’s Alli Murphy is joined by Brian Schenk, Chief Philanthropy Officer at Dormie Network, and Logan Foote, Education and Development Manager at GolfStatus, to talk about how to use golf for fundraising, corporate partnerships, and CSR.

Dormie Network is a national network of clubs combining the experience of destination golf with the premier hospitality of private membership. GolfStatus is the leading event management platform for golf fundraisers.

In today’s episode, we’ll cover:

  • What Dormie Day of Giving is and how it fits into the Dormie Foundation
  • How Dormie Network leverages golf to donate $4.8 million in gifts in kind and raise $3.2 million in cash in hand
  • How golf events can help nonprofits open doors to corporate partnerships
  • What to include in sponsorship packages
  • Brian & Logan’s advice for setting up your first tournament
  • Lessons the duo learned along the way
  • Why you don’t need to know anything about golf to run a successful tournament

This episode is brought to you by GolfStatus. If your golf tournament raises money for a charity or nonprofit, you can qualify for access to GolfStatus’s event management and fundraising platform through the Golf for Good program at no cost.

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