How much does this cost? How do you cover your costs?
The program is completely free for golf courses. OneSpare makes it easier for charities to raise money and to promote your golf course. If a charity requests a donation from the link on your website, and you approve the request, that charity receives 100% of the donation generated when they auction off your foursome. Beyond that, we help charities by providing far more than just a foursome of golf at your course, and they pay us a small portion of all the extra money we help them raise with those experiences.
How does this work for nonprofits? Is it hard for them?
We make it much easier for them to raise money. While some event organizers might not like the idea of spending five minutes to set up an account, they quickly realize how valuable their TravelPledge account is. Why? We help them get fun experiences (vacations, golf, dinners, cruises, lessons, etc) that they can promote to raise money. Watch video. Now they don’t have to hassle you each year, and it’s far easier to promote your golf course to their supporters. Imagine 300 people at a black-tie gala scanning a QR code and seeing all your course’s best marketing materials!
How have you made it easier to respond to certificate requests?
We give you a custom "Request Donation" link that you can add to your website. Then simply tell nonprofits "We’d love to help just visit our website and submit your information". We also give you a copy/paste email so it’s easy to respond to email requests. Watch video to see how easy we make it.
We are a private golf course. How can we benefit?
Many private courses have good success posting "member for a day" certificates (typically good for weekday afternoon golf) that charities promote to a very affluent event crowd at black-tie galas. Your membership director receives all contact information of the potential member that won the certificate.
How will this help sell more tournaments and memberships?
With OneSpare, you automatically receive the contact information for all the participating nonprofit event organizers that promote your certificates at their fundraising events. Participating courses enjoy a free listing on BestOutings.com. Lastly, you’ll get full contact information for each winning bidder in case your membership director wants to contact them.
Who has access to the certificates that we post?
Our system automatically verifies that each participating nonprofit (charity) has a valid IRS 501(c) status, so you never have to worry about fraudulent requests. Plus, if you want more control, you can easily set up your account so that you can review each donation request and have two full weeks to consider it before it is automatically approved. Bottom line, you remain in full control!
I see your name is "One Spare Tee Time". Is this some sort of barter thing?
No way! We’re simply making your donation request process far more efficient and beneficial. All donated rounds are used by charities to help them raise money, and any proceeds beyond covering our costs go to support junior golf programs.
Who prints the certificate and when?
The actual golf certificate can only be printed once our system verifies that it generated a donation. This way, you know that the event organizer is not just using the certificate to play free golf (we’ve heard from many course managers that this happens a lot!).
If my bank of certificates runs out, how do I add more?
Sign in and you’ll see a running total of your certificates (your "bank") and a list of nonprofits promoting your golf course. It’s easy to manually add certificates to your bank at any time by clicking the "Add some now" button. Alternatively, you can just wait for our automated system to load half of your yearly allocation every six months. Nothing for you to do!
Can I still generate a certificate for a member or a “non-charity”?
Yes. At the request of several golf course managers, we added a new feature that allows you to print (and track) certificates that are "off the books" and give those out directly to organizations that might not yet have official 501(c) status. Most organizations (even small PTAs) have official status however, so you’ll only use this feature on rare occasions. Some private clubs also use this feature to take care of requests directly from their members. The downside of “off the books” is that you won’t receive any contact information for the event planner nor the certificate holder.
How long will it take to set up?
Less than 10 minutes. Find your golf course, let us know who you are, update your information and tell us what sort of certificates you usually provide. We handle everything for you.
How do you prevent a certificate from being used more than once?
Each certificate includes a unique ID number and an expiration date. To redeem, sign in and mark the certificate as redeemed (this prevents anyone using it again).
How can I contact you directly?
OneSpare is provided by Geronimo Solutions. We'd love to hear from you! You may call us directly toll free at (877) 219-0916, or send us a note Please note we have similar solutions for golf lessons and golf vacations. See all of our platforms.