1. Form a committee and appoint a chairman.
Recruit some experienced golfers to be on the committee as well as executives or professionals who might have connections such as lawyers, doctors, bankers, accountants, car dealers, advertising agencies, etc. Include the local Hadassah Associate and Fundraising Chairs.
2. Form sub-committees and delegate responsibilities.
3. Obtain support from the Hadassah Region, Big Chapter or HSC and your local chapter.
They will help advertise the event in their bulletins. Enlist Hadassah members to help as hostesses on the day of the outing.
4. Develop a timeline with deadlines.
5. Select the golf course and the date.
Choose a course that will be a lure for the players. Many clubs close on Mondays to allow philanthropic organizations to use their facilities and many organizations compete for this time. Book early! The pro at the club will often help set up the foursomes and decide the winners.
Estimate the income and itemize all expenses. Make sure that your costs do not exceed one-third of the revenues. Prizes can often be donated.
See sample invitation. On the response card include a request for donations from those who cannot attend. Include copies of the invitation in local and Regional bulletins for free coverage.
Arrange for articles in the local press before and after the event.
Provide a box lunch and dinner. Hadassah sponsored events must follow dietary laws.
10. Prizes and gifts.
Gifts can include umbrellas with Associates and sponsors' logos; Associate hats; golf bags or shoe bags; discount certificates to the golf shop provided by the sponsoring club. If you ask, clubs may donate a year's membership to be auctioned or raffled. Associates Golf Shirts are available in the Resource Catalog, slate blue, small to XXlarge, $36. each, 800-880-9455.
1. Chosen Campaign:
As an Associates event, the funds raised should generally be dedicated to the Associates fundraising campaign of the year. Have Hadassah materials on hand to promote the chosen campaign.
The fee for the day should be a minimum of $100 over the cost of the event--- greens fees, lunch, dinner, cocktail hour, printing and postage. Fees charged have ranged from $250 to $400 per person.
Create a series of graduated sponsorships. Sponsorships and donations are the greatest source of income for this event. Obtain sponsors for tees, holes, lunch, dinner, the event and the gift item.
4. Advance Solicitations:
Solicitations can be done by leveraging business and community donors to be a matching gift "Angel." Local businesses can be encouraged to sponsor a tee that includes the cost of a foursome. The ranges could be $1,500 for hole sponsors, $5,000 for lunch or dinner and $10,000 for the event.
5. Sell one Mulligan per player at registration.
6. More fundraising:
You can add a raffle, an auction or a journal to the event.
7. Encourage miscellaneous donations- especially from non-golfers.
8. Offer card games or other activities-for a fee- for non-golfers.
HAVE A GREAT TIME!
Mark Roth, President, National Committee of Hadassah Associates
Haren Haber, National Chair, National Committee of Hadassah Associates
For more information on Associates giving opportunities and upcoming events call 212-303-8058 or email