Emails

Feel free to use any or all of the below templates for your email outreach. Just remember that the more personalized you make them, the more effective they will be!

Hi [Name],

As you may know, I am a strong supporter of [Non-profit]. What you may not know is why I am so passionate about this cause. [Brief reason for connection].

Now, more than ever, local non-profits are struggling not only to serve our communities, but to keep their operations afloat. That’s why, in a few short months, I will be competing in the Villara Capital Cup, a golf tournament among fellow Sacramento business leaders to raise funds for local charities and non-profits. I have chosen to support [Non-profit] to further their mission of [mission]. And if my team wins, [Non-profit] will receive a share of the $100,000 grand prize!

Please consider making a contribution (of any comfortable amount) through my fundraising page [link]. All donations go directly to [Non-profit], as well as help me win the grand prize on their behalf—with every $5,000 I raise in advance, I earn a “mulligan,” and for those of you who have seen me play, you know I need all the mulligans I can get!

Thank you for your support and generosity.

Best Regards,

[Joe Golfer]

Hi Team,

As you may know, I am a strong supporter of [Non-profit]. What you may not know is why I am so passionate about this cause. [Brief reason for connection].

In a few short weeks, I will be competing in the Villara Capital Cup, a golf tournament among fellow Sacramento business leaders to raise funds for local charities and non-profits. I have chosen to support [Non-profit] to further their mission of [mission]. And if my team wins, [Non-profit] will receive a share of the $100,000 grand prize!

Donations are tax deductible, so please consider making a contribution (of any comfortable amount) to this worthy cause. To sweeten the deal for [Company name] employees, we will happily [list incentive of your choosing; examples below].

  • Match employee donations
  • Enter all contributing employees into a drawing for ________

Every dollar is critical, because for every $5,000 I raise, I earn a “mulligan”. And, for those of you who have seen me play, you know I need all the mulligans I can get.

Thank you for your support and generosity.

[Joe Golfer]

Hi [Name],

I reached out last week to announce my participation in the Villara Capital Cup to raise funds for [Non-profit]. Today, I wanted to share an example of the kind of impact [Non-profit] is making on our community. [Work with Non-profit to identify this and add a bit of color/hyperlink to blog post or article.]

Example: While every kid hopes to spend their summer days enjoying the outdoors, exploring and playing with friends, many families don’t have the time nor means to provide them with that opportunity. That’s why this summer, The Boys and Girls Club of Sacramento partnered with several other local organizations to offer a new daily summer camp for local elementary school students—all entirely for free. Through field trips, crafts, art projects, and outdoor adventures, the program aims to help kids learn new ways of   thinking outside the confines of their schoolbooks, and expose them to new avenues for working together and expressing who they are. It’s not just the kiddos who benefited either; the program was supported by a team of Boys and Girls’ Club high school interns, who had the invaluable opportunity to start developing their leadership skills and become comfortable in a professional setting.  

The more I raise for [Non-profit] leading up to the tournament, the better chances they’ll have to take home the biggest stake of the $100,000 prize—money that will help programs like this continue to grow and thrive. Donations take no more than two minutes via the following link, and are enormously appreciated by all parties involved: [link]

Thank you so much for your support and for contributing to this most important cause!

Sincerely,

[Joe Golfer]

Hi [Name],

The saga of my Villara Capital Cup fundraising efforts continues! Thanks to the generosity of my friends, family, and colleagues, we have already raised $xx for [Non-profit], a local organization that [mission]. Not only is that X mulligans for me (phew!), but it is an impressive amount of funds that will support an essential program.

[list individuals and businesses who have donated]

Let’s knock the socks off of [Non-profit]—$xx is good, but $xx would be even better! If you have not yet contributed, I’d love to invite you to help us meet this goal by making a donation. Contributions take two minutes, are 100% tax deductible, and are hugely appreciated in any amount.

Thanks again for your valued support!

Best Regards,

[Joe Golfer]

Hi [Name],

As you know, I’m competing in the Villara Capital Cup—a golf tournament among Sacramento business leaders aimed to raise much-needed funds for local charities and non-profits. I have chosen to support [Non-profit], as they [mission].

I could use your help. Every dollar donated will go directly to [Non-profit], and for every $5,000 raised, I earn a mulligan for the tournament—that’s an important detail, because the winning team brings home the grand prize of $100,000 to share among their favorite charities. Now you know why I need those mulligans!

I am sooo close to my fundraising goal of $xx. If you can, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution of any amount.

Thank you for your support. This is a cause very close to my heart and all contributions are immensely appreciated, both by me and [Non-profit].

Best Regards,

[Joe Golfer]

Hi [Name],

The time has come! I am just days away from presenting [Non-profit] with a sizable check by competing in a golf tournament with Sacramento’s finest business leaders.

I want to thank all of those who have supported: [list individuals and businesses]

We have been able to raise $X for [Non-profit], a vital local organization that [mission]. And if my team wins, these funds will be combined with a share of the $100,000 grand prize—not too shabby!

Just this week, [Non-profit] [share a quick anecdote highlighting a recent success story or contribution to the community by your non-profit].  

Let’s finish this week out strong and raise as much money as possible to see efforts like these continued in full force—if you have any last-minute contributions you’d like to make toward my efforts, the deadline to do so is Saturday, via my fundraising  page [link]. (And for every $5,000 raised, I earn a much-needed mulligan—help!)

Thank you so much for the tireless support, and wish me luck!

[Joe Golfer]

Hi Team,

The big week is here! The Villara Capital Cup golf tournament kicks off this Friday and I am headed into the home stretch of my fundraising efforts for [Non-profit]!

We have been able to raise $X for [Non-profit], a vital local non-profit that [mission]. And if my team wins, these funds will be combined with a share of the $100,000 grand prize—not too shabby!

All fundraising efforts will close on Saturday, so if you’d still like to make a contribution and take advantage of [Company’s] promise to [detail incentive previously chosen – examples in previous template]—the time is now! Remember that all donations are tax deductible, and can be made via my fundraising page here: [Link].

Thank you so much for the tireless support, and wish me luck!

[Joe Golfer]

Hi [Name],

The Villara Capital Cup this weekend was a huge success. [details on how you played, how your team played]

[If on winning team] $xx—that is how much you all raised for [Non-profit] before the tournament even began. Congratulations! And the cherry on top? My team’s win means [Non-profit] gets a share of the $100,000 grand prize. That means [Non-profit] took home a grand total of $xxx. This could not have been possible without your incredible support!

[If on losing team] $xx—that is how much you all raised for [Non-profit]. Congratulations—this could not have been possible without your incredible support! While my team’s golf game did not prove victorious this year, [Non-profit] is still thrilled to be able to provide [services/mission] to our local community. Next year, we’re sure to get them a share of that grand prize! (Not a bad excuse to go practice…)

Thank you again for being a part of this fantastic event. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed witnessing the generosity of my friends, family, and colleagues, and am honored to present [Non-profit] with their donation on your behalf.

Feel free to continue following all the great things [Non-profit] is doing for our community by keeping tabs on their website [Link] and Facebook page [Link]. Until next year!

Cheers,

[Joe Golfer]

Social Media Posts

 All posts below are suitable for LinkedIn and/or Facebook, but feel free to shorten for Twitter or any other platforms you think would help you reach potential donors. Remember that these are just a jumping off point, so get creative! Use the Capital Cup as a way to drive engagement with your professional network as well.

I’m at it again! I’ll be competing in the Villara Capital Cup (a golf tournament with 27 other local business leaders) to defend my team’s victory, but more importantly, to raise much-needed funds for [Non-profit]. [Non-profit] serves [population/background].

To support [Non-profit] and my chances at another team win, check out my fundraising page [link]. [Non-profit] expects big things again, so let’s be sure we don’t let them down. Every little bit counts!

This is the year! I’m competing in the Villara Capital Cup (a golf tournament with 27 other local business leaders) and am determined to earn the grand prize for [Non-profit]. Help me get there by contributing via my fundraising page [link].

As you know, [Non-profit] is essential to the local community, as they [background]. Donate what you can—every bit counts!

It’s official! I am joining 27 other Sacramento business leaders in the Villara Capital Cup—a golf tournament that raises much-needed funds for local charities and non-profits. I’m supporting [Non-profit], a [Non-profit background]. Help me show them love by contributing via my fundraising page [link]. Every little bit counts!

I am proud to be supporting [Non-profit] in the upcoming golf tournament, the Villara Capital Cup. I am less proud of the current state of my golf game—help me support [Non-profit] while simultaneously earning mulligans for the tournament! Every $5,000 I raise gets me a mulligan and goes directly to the important work [Non-profit] does for our community. [link]

I am beyond impressed by the generosity of my social network. You have already contributed $xx for [Non-profit]! A shout out to [tag individuals or businesses who have donated] (and anyone else I may have missed) for supporting my Villara Capital Cup fundraising efforts. The tournament is September 25th–27th—there is still time to reach the $xx goal! [link]

[Share brief highlights of recent success story or powerful case study highlighting non-profit’s impact on the community]. Example:  So cool! The Boys and Girls Club just added ANOTHER free Summer camp to their roster this July, providing hundreds of Sacramento’s elementary school kids an opportunity to explore our area through nature walks and field trips, as well as enjoy a positive creative environment where they can build, play, and create with their friends. The camp even provided internship opportunities to the Club’s high school students—so great to see these kids developing their leadership skills and getting excited about their future.  

Visit my fundraising page below—the more I raise for [Non-profit] leading up to the tournament, the better chances they’ll have to take home the biggest stake of the $100,000 prize—money that will help programs like this continue to grow and thrive. [Link]

A big thank you to those who have already donated to [Non-profit] via the Villara Capital Cup: [tag/list new contributors].

The golf tournament begins Friday and the deadline for contributions is Saturday. If you’re still hoping to impact the local community by donating to [Non-profit], now is the time! (Plus, it helps me earn an extra mulligan or two!) All proceeds go directly to [Non-profit]: [link]

Oh, and wish me luck!

The Villara Capital Cup this weekend was a huge success! Three days of golf and sunshine with fellow Sacramento business leaders, but most importantly, $xx raised for [Non-profit]! Thank you to everyone who contributed to my efforts in this tournament—the great folks at [Non-profit] could not be happier and I could not imagine a more enjoyable way to raise money for them.