Plant Sale | Spring Fundraiser

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If you're like me, then you love a good plant sale fundraising event. It provides the perfect opportunity for everyone to get their garden ready for spring. Not only can you offer the community a variety of plants to choose from, but it’s also a great way for others to support their local PTA. Trust me… nobody will want to miss out on an amazing opportunity to stock up on plants for their garden. 

This year, why not offer the option for pre-ordering the plants. This helps you with knowing how many plants to purchase or source from a sponsor in advance. Be sure to highlight the fact that proceeds from the sale will help support vital PTA programs and initiatives.

Get started now by following these 5 simple steps to set-up your Plant Sale event in just a few minutes.

Step 1: Create a free Hub for your school

Click here to sign up for your free hub if you don't have one already.

Step 2: Add a new event using our Plant Sale template

Enter a title and select Plant Sale from the dropdown, then select 'Go'.

Select ‘Sell online tickets’ and click the link to connect your payment account.

You'll first be prompted to connect to your existing Stripe account. Don’t worry if you currently don’t have one because an account can be created online in minutes here by following the prompted instructions that will follow.

You will need to provide your PTA's bank details and a contact person. (If you also provide proof of your PTA's charity status you can benefit from reduced-rate Stripe fees.)

Step 3: Add the items you'd like to sell

Next up our template has it set for you to list the plants you'd like to sell . You can list them by type as we have done (e.g. perennials, grass, annuals) or you can list each individual plant that you will have for sale (e.g. petunia, marigolds etc.).  You can even go crazy and add gardening tools, plant food, soil and maybe throw in some watering cans if you want to make even more money from this brilliant event. The sky is the limit!

With our easy to use website, you can edit the price, dates when items can be purchased and a maximum available quantity (if any).

Once paid for in advance, attendees can show their receipt at the entrance to choose or pick-up their plants and other purchased items.

It's easy to collect information when selling items. With all the usual questions added at a flick of a switch, we’ve got you covered with our incredibly flexible form-building capability. Ask for details like full name, contact info and who will be collecting the purchased items.

Step 4: Invite and assign any event organisers and add tasks

This system is the perfect solution to help you manage your plant sale tasks with ease. With PlanSocial, up to 20 core organisers can carry out tasks. You can delegate them accordingly by assigning volunteers or managers as needed for each task or you can include detailed descriptions, including how long a volunteer is needed. This way parents can feel comfortable choosing a task that they can handle without feeling pressured.

Don’t fret if you have more than 20 volunteers. If you upgrade to the paid Community Hub plan, you can open up volunteering opportunities to all parents.

Don't forget to add the important task of finding the plants that you will sell. After all, you can't have a plant sale without the plants!

Step 5: Add the event date to publish it, and share the link

You’ve made it to the last step. Simply edit the date by clicking 'Edit' at the top right hand side of your screen and enter the details.

So, what are you waiting for? Start selling some beautiful plants today! You can bet that everyone will be excited to take advantage of your amazing selection of plants. And who knows… maybe your fundraising event will be the talk of the town.

About PlanSocial

If you’re looking for a hassle-free and convenient way to sell items for your Plant Sale then look no further. With our online system, you can sell items online and minimise cash handling at the event. Plus, our system is secure and easy to use. So why wait? Get started today!

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