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Want to keep your team motivated?

 

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We tackled the issue of whether incentives add to the success of a fundraiser back in this December blog, and our opinion was that it did in fact play a role and is beneficial on so many levels. Today we have compiled some great ideas to help you show your appreciation to your team and keep them motivated throughout your fundraiser.

1. No-Money Reward

Rewards with no cash value are proven motivators and provide great entertainment. A few examples include:

Pie Throwing: Allow the participants to throw cream pies at the organizers’ faces if the goal is reached! (you might not like this one but it usually gets the money raised)

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Camp Out: Have the principal camp out on the roof of the school or the group leader(s) camp out somewhere awkward if the goal is achieved. Set an even bigger goal to extend the number of days they must camp out there.

Activity of Choice: Let your group have an activity of their choice that replaces their normal schedule (for example: a free afternoon of sports activities in the school yard instead of class).

2.Raffles And Prize Draws

For each small goal attained (ex. for every 10 products sold or for every $100 in sales reached) the participant gets their name put in the raffle for various goodies! The more they sell, the more times they can have their name put in the raffle and the more chances they have to win.

3. Grand Prize For Your Top Seller

Reward your top seller with a Grand Prize. It may be movie tickets, cash or anything else that inspires your group members. Don’t get carried away and offer something your group can’t afford.

4. Rewards For Top Class or Team

This is a great way to motivate team work in your group. If you’re a small group, you can create teams by putting your members in groups of twos, threes or fours. If you’re a school you can do it by class and if you’re a league simply do it by team. You can offer the best selling group a free pizza party, a field trip outing to the place of their choice… ask them what they’d like. Try an ice cream social, everybody likes ice cream!

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5. Completion Prizes For Individuals

Offering individual completion prizes is very effective because they motivate and reward everyone in your organization. Offer a completion gift once your member raises a certain amount. For example: Receive $5 cash for every $100 of product sold. If your goal is a big one, completion prizes may be a gift certificate to a music, video, book, or sports store.

6. Reward Your Early Birds

This is a great way to help move your fundraiser along. You can offer early bird prizes to the first, second and third person who reaches a specific objective by a certain deadline. For example: if you run a fundraiser for 3 months, you can say the first three people that generate $500 in sales or more by the end of the first month will receive a $50 gift certificate.
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Before you know it, your team will be Fundraising Superstars, continuously looking to raise the bar to achieve their Fundraising Goals.

 

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Are you ready to be a Hero?

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Fundraising is an important aspect of engaging children in civic minded activities from a young age. It creates awareness in a young person that they are part of a bigger picture. When they are raising funds for people in need or even their own school, it teaches them to appreciate what they have and to understand that they have the ability, even at a young age, to help others. This position entails a certain amount of responsibility and also self empowerment. It transforms the way they perceive themselves and allows them to do more and be more.
It is a fact that children who participate in civic or public service from a young age are more likely to carry on with that type of work into adulthood. On the other hand, if young people are being helped by others who are doing fundraising for a cause that affects them, they understand that there are people who care about them outside of their immediate circle. This can help them to have a greater sense of self-esteem and self-worth, which can lead to better life choices overall.

Though there are many benefits to fundraising, most people do not like to fundraise. Most think raising funds is hard, frustrating, bad for the environment and our children and sometimes even dangerous. This is not true if you are fundraising with Flower Power.

Fundraising with Flower Power is easy. You can reach your friends and family through a catalog fundraiser, an online fundraiser or both! And because we ship directly to the supporters, you can invite anyone/anywhere to participate in your fundraiser. This takes out the work involved in fundraising. You wouldn’t have to sort or distribute the products. You wouldn’t have to schedule pick up dates or handle supporter complaints, we will take care of that for you.

Fundraising with Flower Power alleviates any frustrations that come with fundraising. We have made our fundraising process as streamlined as possible and as simple as possible. All the hiccups that come with a regular fundraiser are eliminated. We also have expert customer service that can help with any questions and concerns. Whether it’s about setting up your fundraiser or even questions about planting, they are there happy to assist you every step of the way.

Fundraising with Flower Power is good for the environment and our children, because you are fundraising with earth friendly products namely, bulbs and seeds, of the highest quality. In fact, it helps rejuvenate the earth and helps us (adults and children) connect to our environment, allows us to fight childhood obesity and promotes physical activity.
Fundraising with Flower Power is safe. With many people now not opting to go door to door in their communities, we have included an online fundraiser that takes 15 minutes to set up and allows you to invite as many people as possible to support you anywhere in the U.S . It also allows you to post your fundraiser on Facebook for more exposure.

With all these advantages and the 50% profit you earn from every sale, the decision to fundraise with Flower Power becomes easy.

Let us help you reach your goals.
Let us help your children be Heroes for those around them.
Let us help you fundraise!

 

School Gardens

Thinking about building a garden for your school? Great idea! The benefits of adding a school garden are numerous and profound! Some of those include changing eating habits, improving test scores, connecting children to the environment, helping fight childhood obesity, promoting physical activity and changing attitudes towards learning.
All in all, school gardens are a great opportunity for fun and physical activity while serving as an important educational tool to help students understand how healthy food is produced.

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Our first Lady Michelle Obama has been on a mission to encourage everyone to raise healthier children. One of the action steps she recommends is a school garden that would support all the goals that ‘Lets Move‘ campaign is trying to accomplish.

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We couldn’t agree more. And with Flower Power you will not only have the bulbs and seeds to build your school garden, you will raise funds for school projects in the process as well!
Flower Power offers 50% profit on every sale you make! And the products are 100% guaranteed!

Flower Power has two programs, the Fall program, which we are currently in, offers ‘Spring Blooming Bulbs’ which you plant in the fall and see blooming in the spring. In the Spring program we offer ‘Summer blooming Bulbs’ and vegetables. From Tomatoes, radishes and lettuce to cucumbers, onions and beets! We also have green beans , carrots, zucchini and squash. For the fruit lovers we offer red strawberries and white strawberries. We also offer seed mixes that attract hummingbirds and butterflies, which can be a great topic of discussion with school children.

As you can see, it’s a ‘win-win’ situation, you build your school garden and raise funds for other projects at the same time.

Don’t forget to check out this checklist for building a school garden.

For more information on Flower Power Fundraising go to http://www.flowerpowerfundraising.com or call us at 1-888-833-1486

If you would like to get started and order Sales Supplies for your fundraiser, click here.

If you would like to build an online fundraiser, click here.

Happy Fundraising and Planting!

Be Happy!

Be Happy!

It is during these final days of the year that we reflect the most. Sometimes we get stuck focusing on the bad, what we’ve done wrong, what we could’ve done instead… . While reflecting is very important and brings us closer to the attainment of our goals, we should reflect on what brought us closer to a happiness state and what we should be grateful for. I take that a step further and bring happiness into my life by purposefully doing everyday things I know make me happy.

Here are a few things to get you focused on happiness too!
Sing and move to the beat in your car

When the right song comes on , go for it! Sing, sway to the beat, enjoy every second, don’t resist. Amazing how 3 minutes of singing in your car can elevate your mood and charge you for the day ahead!

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Smile more
There are many benefits to smiling, the simplest is it makes you happy! Some of the other benefits include: smiling makes you look more attractive, it improves your mood, relieves stress, boosts the immune system and lowers blood pressure. All from a simple movement! Start smiling 🙂
Engage in a random act of kindness
Pay for someone’s coffee, help a stranger carry heavy bags, make a donation to a charity or fundraiser. It is so easy to do and it provides you with a happy feeling throughout the rest of your day. Even witnessing someone else doing a good deed can give you a feeling of joy.

Watch funny videos
One of the best ways I know to get into a ‘happy’ state is watching something funny. Like smiling, laughter has a plethora of benefits. It boosts immunity, lowers stress, decreases pain, relaxes your muscles and prevents heart disease. If done a lot it even gives your abs a workout!  So go watch a funny movie or TV show , seek out funny people, share a good joke or a funny story, host game night with friends or play with a pet.

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Decorate for the holidays
It’s this time of year! Don’t put it off, take advantage and experience the warmth and coziness that happens when you decorate your home for the holidays. It is a simple yet effective way to bring some happiness into your home and into your life!

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Gardening is one of the most satisfying and peaceful activities you can ever engage in. It has a meditative effect that not only affects your mental wellness but your physical well-being too. Even if you don’t have a backyard or a garden you can create an indoor one and feel the same happiness tending to your pots of herbs, flowers or vegetables. Flower Power Fundraising has beautiful seeds and bulbs that are sure to take your woes and your supporters woes far, far away 🙂

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Now, it’s your turn to bring happiness to your life.
What would you do?

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How To Implement A Successful School Fundraiser

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You did it!
You took the first step and you’ve decided!

You are going to run a fundraiser this school year.

You know it is one of the most satisfying, worthwhile projects a school community can undertake, but ahead you can see the mountain you’ll have to climb, and the finish line seems to recede everyday. Raising funds to support your school is no easy feat. You need to get everyone on board and motivate them until the very last minute of your campaign.

Breathe!
Believe it or not, you’ve probably already made decisions about the toughest part of fundraising, without even realizing: the “PAP”!
The Project(s) the money you’ll raise will go towards,
the Amount of money these project(s) will require,
the Product you’ll fundraise with.
Now what? Well, a successful fundraiser relies on a lot of motivated people joining you by purchasing what you are offering. It’s all about awareness; it’s time to spread the news, which is a key to your fundraising success.

Here are our tips to spread the news about your school fundraiser:

1. Make a team member list. A list of reliable people you can count on to drive this effort.

2. Get your team members to enlist the efforts of their friends, parents, grandparents, aunt and uncles, friends and co-workers anyone with a stake in the schools success. Just like that, you now have a solid foundation from which you can build your most successful fundraiser ever.

3. Create a platform, a web site for your campaign. One of the easiest and fastest ways to raise money is through a website your supporters can order from regardless of where they live. You’re in luck if you are raising money using Flower Power Fundraising; we’ve done the work for you.

With Flower Power Fundraising, you can customize a landing page for your campaign. Here, you can upload a photo of your group, set a fundraising goal and add a personalized note telling people what projects you are fundraising for.

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4. Send emails that deliver the details of your fundraiser. Flower Power Fundraising also allows you that advantage. All you have to do is enter the email addresses of your groups team members; the content of your email comes ‘ready to send’, but you can also customize it. Reminders get sent for you periodically. The more addresses you enter the more successful your campaign will become. This comes in handy during the colder months, when it’s difficult to go door to door.

4. Disseminate information about the campaign at school. Broadcast your campaign. You can begin those efforts by putting up notices on bulletin boards throughout the school hallways. Include details in the schools newsletter. Mention your fundraiser during school PA announcements. Post information on your school website to let everyone know about your fundraiser. It is a great idea to update your supporters during important stages of the campaign. ie. when you reach certain money goals or are getting close to the end date.

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5. Let social media do some work too. Use the many social platforms readily available and spread awareness about your campaign. Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat are great places to start. Try creating a little video to get your message out there.

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6. Why not let local newspapers know about your campaign. They will want to support you, because supporting the school is supporting the community.
Look up the newspapers in your area then send them a press release about your cause, and why you are raising money for your school. Make it short and sweet. Check if they have online community news sections where you can post.

And this is it!
Once you’ve you’ve exhausted these options, now it’s time to have yourself a great fundraiser. Relax, and enjoy the fruits of your labor. They’ve never tasted so sweet.

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