Students at Whitfield Academy

Whitefield Academy chose the ProFund Golf Marathon again for their golf tournament fundraiser. Some veteran golf marathon fundraisers, and some new faces, raised over $32,000 dollars for the Olathe Kansas Christian School. Great enthusiasm, and the willingness to share their educational needs, proved to be a successful game plan for all who participated this year. Whitefield Academy knows that new fundraisers bring new donors. And with new donors, the base of support is expanded and strengthened. Good things happen when volunteers give their time and talent. Real fundraising is always one person asking another to freely give to a meet a need. Our congratulations go out to the Whitefield Academy team! ProFund looks forward to 2010 and your third successful golf marathon fundraiser.

Who says soccer is NOT a high scoring sport? These 28 fundraising golfers in New York scored big with $82,011 dollars raised in their ProFund Golf Marathon. 485 sponsors made contributions to the event. Almost half of the participants exceeded their personal goals of  raising at least $2500 dollars. Our hats are off to celebrate the efforts of these volunteers.

St. Joseph's Logo

On October 16th 2009, St. Joseph Shelter in Mt. Angel Oregon, raised $29,629 in their 1st ProFund Golf Marathon. In a town with a population of less than 4000, the volunteer fundraisers in the event exceeded their fundraising expectations in their first outing! Using a nine hole course, they played 100 holes of golf in about 8 hours. The participants were tired, but excited by the significant success. Just wait ’til next year…

Golf Marathon fundraisers

Fellowship of Christian Athletes logoFellowship of Christian Athletes- Oklahoma chose ProFund to bridge the gap expected in their annual fundraising revenues this year. With 20 particpants, FCA raised $60,000 in 5 weeks in their golf marathon. And, 18 of their fundraisers had never volunteered to raise funds for the ministry before this event.

Golf Marathon Players at fundraiser

Here are the criteria we used to select our fundraising format. We wanted: a campaign with a small leadership team of volunteers that required little or no staff supervision; a campaign that can be accomplished in 90 days or less; a campaign with the capacity to earn over $50,000! Our criteria eliminated most of the traditional event formats. They required too many people, took too much time, or did not meet our funding goals. We decided to implement the “-athon” type of pledge campaign. We chose golf because it is easier to recruit networked people to take a day off to play golf than to walk, jog, bowl or bike. In addition, the other “-athons” relied heavily on Moms and kids and we wanted Dad in the mix. And, when we started the Golf Marathon no one else had thought of it.

Mike worked for Josh until 1992. Josh’s ministry had grown to a point where he no longer needed to use events for a source of funding. Mike shared with Josh his vision to use the golf marathon to help ministries and charities across the country reach and exceed their funding goals. Josh recommended Mike to other Campus Crusade ministries and ProFund was born. We have to date, directed over 4000 events which have produced over $135,000,000 dollars. The Classic 100 Golf Marathon is the best campaign fund-raiser in existence today.

Our goal for every campaign is $100,000. A typical first year campaign raises $35,000 to $70,000 dollars and nets 70% or more of the proceeds. In addition, it develops 600 to 1000 new donors. And, 80% of the funds raised, will be from people who have never given to the organization before. The greatest asset an organization has is the people who are committed to it. The Classic 100 Golf Marathon is a good steward of their time and talent and will give participants the feeling of a real accomplishment at the conclusion.

ProFund becomes your out-source development team for the duration of the campaign. The Campaign Administrator locates three volunteers to fill the leadership positions in our format. We create a Campaign Website for you, and direct your effort with a completely scripted campaign. We allow your organization to focus on one aspect – who are the most networked people you know? You need people committed to your organization, who will ask for pledges to help meet and exceed your funding requirements.

ProFund trains your leadership team, and with them, implements a strategy for the campaign based on your mission for the funds, the resources, and the time available. The Campaign Administrator (Executive Director, Principal, Athletic Director, Administrator), provides top down motivation and encouragement; helps recruit participants for the event; and continues to meet the day to day challenges of the organization. ProFund reports to the Campaign Administrator and, as we build a rapport with your volunteers, the leadership and participants will learn to contact us with their questions and requirements.

Years of successful campaigns, are the legacy that awaits your decision. Trust ProFund with your fund development needs. We look forward to serving you.

Hal Clifford, CEO

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