Support for nonprofit organizations can come in a variety of ways. Most notably are donations and volunteers. There’s also a lesser known option many people might not be familiar with called third-party fundraising. This occurs when an individual, group of people or a corporation takes it upon themselves to plan and organize a fundraiser and then donate the proceeds to a nonprofit organization.
Allison Johanson and her husband, Ryan, are no strangers to this idea and are about to embark on their second annual charity golf tournament benefiting Give an Hour. “Golf in Honor” takes place on July 30, 2022, at Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course in Castle Rock, Colorado.
The duo was looking to give back to an organization whose mission aligned with their values and Give an Hour was an obvious choice (keep reading to learn why!). The 2021 golf tournament raised approximately $10,000 and an added benefit was people in need of Give an Hour’s services received referrals from tournament participants and others within the couple’s network.
You see, Allison and Ryan’s philanthropy isn’t the only way Give an Hour benefits from their generosity. Allison is also a licensed, clinical social worker and one of our network mental health providers.
Allison is grateful to veterans and their service to our country and decided to give back by becoming a Give an Hour provider in 2016. “The clients I’ve seen are looking for a way out of the hell they’re in,” said Allison. “I appreciate being a part of that process.”
Supported Change is Allison’s private practice in Centennial, Colorado, where she focuses on treating clients with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (commonly referred to as EMDR), which is a form of psychotherapy that allows people to heal from disturbing life experiences. She utilizes the natural processing approach as it emphasizes body sensations, “I prefer this method because I notice it allows for a deeper level of processing,” said Allison. “I am able to connect genuinely with people and help them through some really hard times in their lives.”
With the upcoming golf tournament, Allison anticipates a nice donation for Give an Hour and hopes that this idea will spark others to give back in similar ways by finding an activity that resonates with them and their circle of friends. The possibilities are endless!
Golf in Honor
What: Charity golf tournament benefiting Give an Hour
Date: July 30, 2022
Starting time: 7:45 am
Format: 4-person scramble
Cost to participate: $150 to $300 (depends on package)
Sponsorship opportunities: $1,000 to $10,000
For more information or to register, please visit www.golfinhonor.com.