Participating in a live plant fundraiser is a great way to generate profits for your group! Our most successful Fundraiser Partners utilize the same organizational strategies to ensure success. Following the simple guidelines below will make your fundraiser enjoyable for everyone and a special event your community looks forward to year after year!
1. Establish your goal
How much do you need to earn?
2. Determine your timeframe
Most live plant fundraisers can be completed in approximately two weeks. Take notice of your local community calendar when planning your sale. Do any scheduled events conflict with your fundraiser?
2. Name a Coordinator
Choose a reliable person with great organizational skills and a passion for your initiative. Make this person responsible for communicating with your sales associate and for collecting fundraiser proceeds.
3. Assemble your sales team
Teams with at least 15 members work best. Collect sales team home and alternative phone numbers and email addresses.
4. Strategize your selling
Brainstorm with your sales team about their individual sales opportunities. Assign members of your sales team to specific target areas and organizations.
5. Download Order Forms and SELL!
Go to www.plantsforprofits.com and print the appropriate order form and supporting documents for your fundraiser, then distribute the forms to your team. Set weekly sales goals per individual.
This is critical for fundraiser success! Make sure the sales team is communicating with the coordinator regularly. Daily email updates for your group keeps everyone on the same page and can actually fan the competitive flames within your organization! Great communication will ensure you do not over (under) sell your allotted product and will also help you to identify any potential problem.
Communicate with PLANTSFORPROFITS regularly regarding the status of your fundraiser.
7. Seamless Delivery to Your Shipping Address
A firm shipping address and delivery date need to be determined at least two weeks prior to delivery. Remember, insurance regulations prohibit us from delivering in residential neighborhoods.
Coordinate with your sales team to assist in unloading and storing the plants.
8. Plant Storage & Care
Each live plant fundraiser web page has a downloadable CARE GUIDE. Please make sure you follow the directions contained within these documents.
9. Distribute the Live Plants to Your Customers
It’s a great idea to give a care document to your customers when you deliver the plants!
10. CELEBRATE YOUR SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISER!
Celebrate with the whole team
Reward high sales
Sponsor a contest
Reward achievement with extra credit
Implement a marketing class where students study hands-on about product marketing
Suggest to small businesses that they give live plants as client gifts
Partner with like organizations to achieve a common goal
Sell at athletic events
Advertise in the paper
Don’t hesitate to call us with any questions or suggestions you may
have. Your success is our success!
Call us toll free at 1-800-334-5770 or Contact Us today!