Fundraiser Success

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.

6. COMMUNICATE

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

Sales Strategies

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!

10 Responses to “Fundraiser Success”

  • Bob Salee:

    HOw does the fundraiser work? Is there a minimum order? What is the cost to us?

  • We are a Catholic Church and are interested in purchasing 100+ hibiscus to resell during a fundraiser at the end of April.
    Do you have hibiscus that we can purchase to re-sell, and if so, how much are they including shipping?
    Thank you.

  • Melinda:

    Looking for more information for a school fundraiser. How does the fundraiser work.

  • Sweet website, super pattern, rattling clean and use friendly.

  • site:

    Just discovered this site thru Yahoo, what a pleasant surprise!

  • Michael Mendonez:

    We are a Catholic Church that has a religion school catering to around 3,000 children. We intend to raise money for the church this coming christmas 2012. Your website indicates 6″ poinsettas. What about the larger pots. How do we get to order, meaning when and the means of payments and delivery from your company? Are there other flowers like stargazers for Easter (2013)?

    • Jason:

      Michael,

      Thank you for visiting our website and my apologies for the late reply.

      We do have larger pots available. Please give us a call at 800-334-5770 or fill out the Contact Us form or Get Quote form so that we can get you information and contact you.

      We need your order commitment as soon as possible so that we can get your order in before we sell out. We deliver on our own trucks and can deliver the week of your choosing in most cases. Set days for delivery can be problematic due to logistical challenges when routing our trucks to make multiple deliveries. Payment is net 30 for all fundraisers in good standing.

      We can do spring fund raisers but they are handled on an individual basis.

  • Gloria Rico:

    How much do you sell each Poinsietta if wanting to make fundraiser? We are a small Catholic Elementary school and think this would be a different fundraiser for our school.

  • Katrina:

    Hi, what do you sell the poinsettias for and what is the return?

    Thanks!

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