In this blog we list some basic guidelines that can help you plan and host a charity Footgolf event and/or tournament.
1) Plan and Research
Plan and establish your goals. Decide on how much money you will invest and how much you will take from other corporations. Work on the estimate cost of the whole event. This will help you to plan for the event in a better way. Create a written project that determines your plans, goals, and responsibilities. You should do extensive research, before you start your planning. Check out about other Footgolf and charity events that are happening in your area. Select a suitable date that does not clash with other sports events in your area, as this way maximum people will attend your event.
2) Planning Committee
Gather a planning committee that will assist you in planning the charity event. This planning committee must comprise of people with diverse talents and skills. They should have strong leadership skills in line with the interest of the Footgolf course. Allocate roles and responsibilities by keeping in mind the skills and experience of each individual. Moreover, the team should consist of experienced Footgolfers. These Footgolfers may not know anything about fundraising, but they would have been to various charity events and know what works the best.
There are a lot of ways through which you can raise funds on the day of the Footgolf tournament. You can get sponsorships for each and everything in the event. For instance, brochure sponsors, Footgolf hole sponsors, etc. You can also charge registration fees or sell tickets for lunch. Apart from this, you can organise a raffle or auction on the event day. Donation envelopes on lunch tables can also help you in raising appropriate funds.
Promoting your Footgolf event is vital for its success. This way more and more people will get to know about the event, resulting in increased participation. Take into consideration who you could invite. This can be anyone, friends, relatives, business contacts, corporate people, etc. Advertise about your event in various magazines, newsletters, etc.both on and offline. Put posters at your course, community places, libraries, local shops. List the tournament on public and community calendars. You can even contact the local radio stations and newspapers to promote your event.
5) Follow up
Don’t forget to express gratitude towards all people who have contributed for the event. This includes all those who bought the teams and tickets, sponsors, companies, etc. Also, thank your planning committee and volunteers who helped you in making the event a huge success.
Charity events can be one of the most profitable fundraising events, provided you organise it properly.