Hello SOTGC community,
I hope everyone had a wonderful week. Here is a great post from Jenn Harris of HIghheelgolfer. Could you please help her raise money for this wonderfully diverse charity she is doing an event with? Do you know about the Lucky Duck Foundation? Learn more in Jenn’s post below. Thank you again and let’s help Jenn get to her goal!!! 🙂
I’m not sure if all of you know this but I moved to San Diego pretty much a year ago, February 25th to be exact and as much as it feels like time has flown by, it also feels like a lot is happening now that I joined a local networking group and a committee within that group.
I didn’t know exactly what I was getting into when I joined the committee for this fundraiser. I figured I would just help with the logistics of the event and that would be about it, but boy was I in for much, much more. They needed me to help recruit people to fundraise for a Golf Tournament as well as raise money, put together my own team, and get sponsors for that.
Getting people to donate money is hard enough but getting people to play a round of golf and fundraise is much harder. The first week I was 0/0 on my recruiting process. A lot of people would listen, but they hadn’t taken action yet. I hadn’t given up, but I also hadn’t really tried that hard yet. I realized after reading a few books, listening to Marney speak, watching other great fundraisers raise money that all I needed to do was ask.
And ask without caring whether they said yes or no, well really just not taking it personally. Also every time someone said no I asked why they said no and or who they usually do give donations to (all for research of course). So granted its been a month and half and I’ve only raised $510 out of the $1000 I want to raise and only $100 in gift cards. But I’ve been getting the word out, trying to inspire people, and I’m still going at it.
So even though I’ve had people say “I’ve passed your card on to my boss,” or “wow that’s such a great concept”, or “I don’t like saving puppies and treating kids with Fanconi anemia or helping challenged athletes so no I don’t want to donate,” I’m still out here on the front lines trying and asking, because you can’t get a yes unless you ask.
So the purpse of my post, besides sharing this fun new experience, is that I’m asking you to help me. Could you please donate to the G3 Challenge and give to the Lucky Duck Foundation who supports the Challenged Athletes, Fanconi Anemia Research Fund, the Father Joe’s Villages, and the Helen Woodward Animal Center? They are great causes and the tournament should be a great combination of raising awareness and money for a good cause, as well as having a lot of fun while doing. What more can you ask for in life????
Donate as little or as much as you want. SOTGC Donated $250 and my friend Efaon donated $10 – so any amount will help. Also if you aren’t into just giving money, buy a ticket to the Gala after the golf tourney or sign up to play in the tournament. Here is a link to donate through my page
And below is a flyer for the tournament. So if you find yourself in a fundraising dilemma, just remember to always ask for more than you think is possible, because eventually someone will donate to your worthy cause.
If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask – firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Fundraising!!!! – Jenn