AFP and GolfStatus Continue Partnership to Better Serve Fundraising Community, Charitable Sector
(Arlington, Va.) The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the largest community of fundraising professionals in the world, and GolfStatus, the leading golf event management and fundraising platform for charity golf tournaments and fundraisers, have announced they will continue their strategic partnership into 2022.
As part of AFP’s Strategic Partners program, GolfStatus is designated as an Impact Partner, as well as a Gold Sponsor of AFP ICON 2022, the largest gathering of fundraising professionals in the world, that was held recently in Las Vegas, May 2–4.
Through the partnership, GolfStatus will continue to provide education, tools, guidance and thought leadership to the AFP community on all aspects of golf fundraising, including its robust technology platform, tournament planning resources, and donor stewardship and engagement.
“Golf is an incredible force for good, and GolfStatus is honored to work with nonprofits of all types and sizes to raise mission-critical dollars through golf,” said Ashley Watson, director of marketing at GolfStatus. “Our technology makes planning golf fundraisers easier, more efficient, and more lucrative, helping organizations raise the dollars they need to tackle important issues in their communities and beyond.”
GolfStatus is a golf technology company that works directly with nonprofits to streamline golf fundraisers. Its Golf for Good program helps nonprofits activate golf events as a fundraising mechanism and tap into the massive charitable giving power of golf (which contributes more than $3.9 billion annually to the nonprofit sector) by providing no-cost access to its technology to nonprofits and charities.
“GolfStatus has provided so much content and guidance to the fundraising community already, and all of us at AFP are so excited to continue our partnership in 2022 and work together to support the profession and the entire charitable sector as we begin to emerge from the pandemic,” said Mike Geiger, MBA, CPA, president and CEO of AFP. “GolfStatus shares our commitment to ethical, effective and inclusive fundraising and to a profession that has the tools and resources it needs to help create impact in our communities every day. I thank them for their support and look forward to our collaboration into the future.”
The AFP Partners Program provides participating organizations with year-round opportunities to engage the fundraising community and pursue corporate social responsibility through tangential support of the causes for which they work. Through thought leadership, marketing, content and professional development channels, AFP Partners position themselves as industry leaders committed to advancing philanthropy and ethical fundraising worldwide. Their financial and programmatic support also enables AFP to develop highly competent fundraisers and educate the public on the industry’s ability to fuel societal change in critical arenas like education, healthcare, community development, equity and inclusion and countless other missions.
For more information about the AFP Partners Program, contact Chris Amos, senior director, business development, at Chris.Amos@afpglobal.org.
Since 1960, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) has been the standard-bearer for professionalism in fundraising. The association works to advance effective and ethical philanthropy by providing advocacy, research, education, mentoring, collaboration and technology opportunities for the world’s largest network of professional fundraisers. AFP’s more than 26,000 members in over 240 chapters raise over $100 billion annually for a wide variety of charitable organizations and causes across the globe. For more information, go to afpglobal.org.
GolfStatus is golf's premier tournament management solution and golfer engagement platform. Its full-service event management software streamlines outings from start to finish, yielding professional, high-end events that add value for golfers, sponsors, and golf facilities. Through the Golf for Good program, GolfStatus makes its powerful technology accessible to nonprofits to streamline fundraisers and help charitable organizations engage more supporters, raise more mission-critical funds, drive impact, and do more good. www.golfstatus.org