"I am thrilled to lend my support and personal blessing to Champion Events Group and its president, Don Carmichael. I recommend them to you enthusiastically, whole-heartedly, and without reservation. Our golf marathon program, directed by Don, raised over $500,000 for our Why Wait? campaign. I wish you the greatest success!"
"Our board was initially skeptical...imagine our delight in raising $84,000 on our first event, collecting 99% of our pledges, and setting our all-time fundraising record! We just completed our seventh golf tournament under your format and it raised $193,000 (through the help of our local Rotary Club). Over the past seven years, this event has now generated over $500,000!"
"Our first golf marathon (which raised just under $107,000) proved to be the most successful first-year fundraising event in our entire 24-year history! Your program is exceedingly effective and I recommend it highly."
"For three years we ran our own golf marathon. The best one raised $12,000. Our first marathon with your system raised $54,000! Our small investment of 15% more than quadrupled our return!"
"Your event captured everyone's imagination. We had no idea we'd do so well, but we've consistently raised between $45,000 and $58,000 on each year's event over the past five years. Our golfers love it. This is an exceptional way to raise money and actually enjoy it."
"Wow! Our board was hoping to raise $60,000. We were so pleased at the personal service we got from the great staff at Champion Golf, and we were amazed to raise $97,500! This event excited our whole school. We recommend Champion Events Group without reservation."
"Our Legacy Kids Classic event was a success beyond our expectations! As we looked at your program, we set our sights high and were amazed when our sponsor checks began pouring in! At one point we were receiving over 100 checks per day! Thanks for helping us raise $105,000, adding over 1,000 new donors, and for helping and encouraging us along the way."
Yes! Our company's president helped pioneer our specialized industry in 1990. We bring you the expertise developed from over 2,000 fundraising golf events conducted throughout the U.S. and Canada through two companies founded by our president. No other individual or company in the country has served this industry as long. Champion Events Group's performance has earned an extensive list of extremely satisfied clients, national partnerships with prominent organizations, and a spotless record with the Better Business Bureau.
We serve you the same way we've so successfully served other clients throughout the country! You are served by a dual team of our home office staff in Birmingham, Alabama, one of our field consultants, and one of our event advisors (who are located throughout the country). Our clients' extraordinary successes demonstrate how well this relationship works!
Great news! Your net profit will be approximately 65¢ - 70¢ of every dollar you raise. Compared to many event fundraisers where 50% or less of the funds raised are profit, Champion events' return on investment is excellent. The other great news is that Champion fundraising events essentially cash-flow themselves as the funds you raise pay for the expenses.
Impressively, your risk is virtually zero! Almost all of your expenses are incurred on or after the day of your event. On the extremely rare occasions when an event has problems, early cancellation avoids almost all expenses and, because of early donations, should leave any organization profitable.
Yes we do! We know of very few companies that are willing to make this guarantee. It's an amazing guarantee in our industry.
Yes! Whether you're small or large, we can help you mobilize your network to raise a substantial amount of funds in a single event. From the four-staff-member Young Life ministry in Birmingham, Alabama that raised $98,000 on their event to the much larger organizations that have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars, we can help you!
Yes! If your organization conducts multiple, small fundraisers, this event is especially for you. Many of our clients completely eliminate all of their "nickel and dime" fundraisers with this one event!
It all depends on your organization's support base. The Golf & Walk Event is our flagship event and is strategic because it attracts business people and professionals. If your network doesn't have many golfers, what event type would best energize and mobilize your base? Which event is most relevant to your culture? Regardless of the event type, our four-week sponsor letter campaign (the engine) will work.
The most important short-term benefit is CASH – and probably a lot of it. The greatest long-term benefit is the hundreds of new donors that one event can add to your donor base. Many of these donors can be cultivated into ongoing donors of your organization.
Definitely! Your organization should never be event-driven in meeting its budget. However, events are often strategic in funding a portion of a budget or special projects. Smart organizations prepare a 3-Year Master Fundraising (Development) Plan. In most cases, you should host two major events per year. Beyond special events, the focus should always be on developing individual donor relationships with the objective of developing long-term financial sustainability.
We believe you should conduct two types of events per year: 1) a personal-sponsor-based fundraising event (like our Signature events) that will generate significant CASH and NEW DONORS, and 2) a Live Dinner Auction event, conducted 4-6 months later, where your new donors and recently energized base can come to learn more about your organization. Our Live Dinner Auction program generates income from three sources – corporate underwriters, auction item buyers, and individual financial donations. Each of these two event types complements the other and builds on the others' strengths.
Yes! Though the full twelve weeks is helpful, many clients have been very successful on shorter timelines. We prefer at least eight weeks but can still accommodate shorter timelines if necessary.
Give us a call at 800-490-1959. We'll send you a media kit of how the event works and how we can help you. Once you're ready, we can start immediately!