Case Study: Ticket to Dream Raises Funds with Virtual Team Building

Posted by Jake Mandel on Dec, 03, 2020

With large groups still unable to come together, many organizations are turning to virtual team building activities to fulfill their communication, collaboration, employee morale and team bonding efforts. 

But what happens when it comes to fundraising, especially as we draw closer to the festive period? How do nonprofit organizations raise money when they can’t bring people together? This is the challenge that Ticket to Dream faced as its annual event loomed close.

To raise funds and provide an enjoyable and team building experience for businesses which participated, the nonprofit decided to organize a virtual team building program with a charitable twist.

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How Ticket to Dream raised funds virtually

Ticket to Dream hosts an annual golf tournament, named Golf Classic, which is the not-for-profit organization’s largest fundraiser of the year. It brings in hundreds of thousands of dollars to help support foster children.

The yearly event helps raise funds for 420,000 plus children in foster care, and the organization wanted to ensure it could still bring in new donations in spite of the social distancing measures currently in place.

To help protect the health and safety of those attending, Ticket to Dream hosted a virtual event instead - named Virtual Couch Classic. 

What was involved in the Virtual Couch Classic event? 

Game type: Virtual Family Feud
Date: September 22
Number of participants: 250+
Hosted and created by: Teambuilders

With attendees of its yearly annual fundraising golf tournament now practicing social distancing measures to protect the health and wellbeing of those around them, Ticket to Dream decided it would be effective to transition to a virtual event instead. 

As a result, the organization decided to partner with trusted team building event creator and facilitator Teambonders and host a Virtual Feud Game Show activity as their annual fundraising event in 2020. 

The fun, virtual team building activity is based on the hit TV show Family feud and included survey questions based on pop culture, general knowledge, and corporate-related questions to provide attendees with an exciting and enjoyable experience. 

Businesses were able to purchase tickets to the event to support the charities fundraising efforts, while also using the event to create better team building opportunities within their own organization. 

Also involved in the virtual 90-minute event were impactful speakers and a silent auction.

The event, which saw the participation of more than 250 people, helped provide vital funding to support foster youth during these unprecedented times, while at the same time helping to create engaging team building opportunities for the companies that got involved. 


Commenting on the experience after the event, a member of the Ticket to Dream Foundation, said: “Our attendees were from various companies - retail, manufacturers, legal, accounting and marketing - and many have told us this was their best experience with a virtual event as it was fun, engaging and unique.” 

Interested in hosting a virtual team building event for your own employees? Reach out to Teambonders today. We’d love to work with you to build a unique virtual team building event for the specific needs of your organization.

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