The Township of Tiny is dedicated to the charities serving underprivileged folks in its tight-knit community, and the annual golf tournament fundraiser has been pivotal to their efforts. It supports a broad range of special projects and services–whether it’s providing local homeless people with essentials or expanding literacy rates across the region.
In its 7th year, the fundraiser had a goal of raising $50k to benefit 17 charities, reaching a broader donor base.
The pandemic raised the stakes for the fundraiser, so the Township decided to run a virtual silent auction in addition to other efforts. Since only golfers had teed up to bid in the past, there was a strong motivation to engage a more diverse group of supporters. The community needed a reliable, easily navigable digital solution to raise the cash to support services that matter most in uncertain times.
In 2020, relying on the RallyUp fundraising platform for the first time, the Township of Tiny hosted the Mayor’s Charity Golf Tournament and raised more than $29k for two charities.
Leveraging their previous year’s experience using RallyUp, the Township organized another golf tournament in September 2021 and ran a silent auction entirely online. Despite the pandemic, the event exceeded the goal of $54,000 and benefited 17 charities across the community.
Since the auction was virtual, golfers and other contributors were free to bid even after the tournament ended, vastly boosting the fundraiser’s reach. With 70% returning and 30% new donors, the event generated significant support for local organizations like Angels with Backpacks, which provides the local homeless population with packs filled with essential items.
Using RallyUp’s intuitive, user-friendly fundraising tools, the Township of Tiny was able to achieve an impressive 82% increase in funds raised year over year–in turn delivering critical support to the community.
Raised in 2020
Raised in 2021
Increase in funds raised year over year