Seed fundraiser? What’s that? Is that a thing people do? Do people sell vegetable seeds and flower seeds in their product fundraising? Sounds cool, but do people really do it? They sure do!
Not only is it the perfect idea, but it is also a well-known way to run a profitable fundraiser (SeedFundraisers). A seed fundraiser is a great fundraiser to run during the spring. Many people start to plant their gardens and flowerbeds. Attaching your cause to the springtime energy that people are already using to motivate themselves is strategically brilliant. You will likely find that people are excited to participate in a flower seed fundraiser or a garden seed fundraiser. Since many people are already shopping for seeds anyway, it’s not much of a stretch to get them excited about your cause too.
A lot of people are also excited about supporting their local community in a sustainable way. There are ways to combine your seed fundraising efforts with supporting your local economy. We’ll get into that in a second. First, here are a couple of seed fundraisers you might consider.
A theme is useful in fundraising. A theme helps you stay organized, and it also helps people understand what you’re doing.
Selling vegetable seeds for your fundraiser creates a clear and specific image of what you’re doing. It will bring clarity to your marketing decisions and some of the decisions you make in terms of when to run your fundraiser and how to involve your community.
If you decide to run a seed packet fundraiser that focuses on vegetable seeds, a really clever thing to do is build some educational material to go with it. Some of the best marketing for vegetable seeds will include information about cultivating them. Gardening education is such a great tool for your fundraiser because finding and sharing information like this is inexpensive and easy (JohnnySeeds). There’s so much public information out there about cultivating vegetables. It’s a popular hobby, and a lot of devoted hobbyists talk about gardening.
It would be a bonus if you could tap local talent. There might be a master gardener in your community who would be interested in doing some talks, presentations, or videos for you to include in your marketing. Get creative to see your fundraising profits increase.
Flower Seed Fundraiser
Similarly, a flower seed fundraiser brings a great vibe. If the cause you’re raising money for is more aesthetic or artistic this is a great choice. Plus, flower seeds can appeal to homeowners who don’t have the time or skills for vegetable gardens, but want to keep their flowerbeds filled. Whatever the reasons, it can be fun to run a flower seed fundraiser.
In your marketing, you can include information about which flowers attract bees and butterflies. Some flowers are far more effective than others at attracting pollinators. You also might find it effective to recruit members of your community who know a thing or two about flowerbed aesthetics, such as spacing and variation of height. It’ll bring value to your fundraiser that will make your backers enjoy getting involved in your cause.
Local Seeds for Your Seed Packet Fundraiser
You might be wondering, where you get seeds for your seed fundraiser. There are a lot of places that sell seeds. However, it wouldn’t be economical to go down to a garden center and buy out their inventory of whatever seeds they have on hand. There likely wouldn’t be enough inventory, not to mention the pricing likely wouldn’t leave much room for profit.
Another thing to consider is something we mentioned early on: involving your local community in your fundraiser is important. People get excited if they can get involved in the goings on of their local community. Making your fundraiser support your local economy or small businesses is an effective way to raise interest in your fundraiser. However, it’s difficult to create these partnerships on your own.
farmRaiser has a set of tools that enables both pursuits. farmRaiser is an online fundraising platform that has a wide selection of locally sourced seeds you can sell in your fundraiser. Choose from a variety of flowers, vegetables, and herb seeds in different unit sizes. Our always-expanding network of vendors includes local nurseries and garden centers near you. You can easily set up your seed fundraiser online and promote it within your community, share it on social media, and more. (farmRaiser)
Additionally, we help you with the organization of your fundraiser with fundraising management tools. We process the transactions between your backers and your vendors. You can track your inventory in real-time, set your fundraising goals, and more. We’ll be with you every step of the way. Click here to start your next fundraiser.
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