Thought about your spring fundraising projects? I know, spring seems far away for those of us who are still shoveling snow and walking on icicle tightropes. Have no fear; spring will soon be here, and with it, a great opportunity to raise some much needed funds for your organization.

Spring is the season for renewal. Everyone seems to get that itchy green thumb. The local greenhouses are overflowing with people hoping to find a plant that will not only bring beauty to their property, but get them outdoors and active. Your organization can capitalize on the change of the season by creating a fundraising project that is sure to bloom with success.

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Flower Power Fundraising, Inc. offers a program where an organization can sell flower bulbs and plants as a means to meet their fundraising goals. Here are some great benefits of the program:

  • An organization can conduct the fundraiser both online and face-to-face. You can choose to sell the products in the traditional manner where you show a potential customer a sales flyer, or you can sign up for an online account and in minutes have an online portal where your supporters can shop for your cause in the comfort of their home.
    You don’t have to choose one method over the other; you are free to incorporate both efforts into your fundraising plan. The online portal is branded with your logo and keeps a success tracker visible that lists the start and end date of the fundraiser, your financial goal, and any successful earnings you’ve made. Check out the Bend Spay Neuter Project Flower Power Fundraiser site.

    These two options allow both your master sales people and shy fundraisers the opportunity to shine.  Embrace both elements and give everyone the tools they need to succeed.

  • If your organization has ever nixed the idea of selling products as a fundraiser because you don’t have room for a big product delivery, you can’t maintain the security of the products, or you don’t have the time or desire to sort and deliver the products to the people who ordered them, you’ll be happy to hear that the Flower Power Fundraiser ships the ordered products directly to the homes of your supporters. The flat $5 shipping fee per order takes a big load off your shoulders.
  • Every order is guaranteed to be of the freshest and highest-quality available. If the ordered products fail to meet your supporter’s standards, Flower Power will provide a replacement, exchange or refund.
  • The flyers that your organization will use for face-to-face sales are highly detailed with beautiful photos. The order forms are easy to read and complete. The product information includes suitable and hardy zones, planting, and height guidelines, blooming dates, as well as whether or not the plant is fragrant, deer resistant, and can be used for cut flowers.
  • Anyone can benefit from and participate in this fundraiser. The Flower Power products are accessible to all incomes, ages, and groups. If you’ve ever tried to sell other products that were more targeted to a specific demographic or age group, I think you’ll find it a little easier to sell the universally loved tomato plants, sweet pepper plants, lilies, and lilacs.
  • Last but not least, your organization earns 50% from every sale. This is a really great return on your efforts. In the past few years I’ve seen some fundraising programs cut the profit earning potential for organizations, so it is nice to see a company maintain such a high return.

I like really like the ease of this fundraising opportunity. The listed products are beautiful, and with the 100% satisfaction guarantee, they look like they sell themselves.

The sales kit I requested states that all of the plants offered with the enclosed brochure are planted in spring for summer and fall blooms. The last order date for this program is April 23, 2010. Shipping begins mid-March.

Get to hopping; there is not time to waste!

*Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored review. I am not affiliated with this program or company. I have provided this information solely as a resource to help highlight a company/opportunity that I believe to be a beneficial fundraising source. Your experience may vary.

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2 Responses to “Spring Fundraiser: Selling Flowers, Plants, and Bulbs”

  1. Ben says:

    I highly DO NOT recommend using flower power fund raising- their prices are way too high and the products are awful. I would never buy from them again!

  2. Jeannie says:

    Ben,

    I appreciate your response on Flower Power, but hope that you will expand upon it. I’ve not heard anything put positive experiences with the program, so please feel free to share yours.

    As far as their prices, I consider them about average, even for plants. They may be higher than a big box discount store, but one must keep in mind that their products are for fundraisers and they are providing online bandwidth, an internet presence, and take the headache out of order distribution. These three elements are worth way more than the extra cost of their products.

    Please, feel free to share more info., the readers of this blog like to read all sides and experiences.