Wow! Doesn’t that sound harsh and foreboding? As a writer here at The Fundraising Network, I try to stay positive, but sometimes I find a time-sensitive piece of information like this one. Christmas Forest sets up their fundraisers with groups in the early fall, and that means there is very little time to get the samples and information that Christmas Forest provides. So you need to contact them now. Here’s why.
I was tasked with finding holiday fundraisers to write about so I spoke with Ramona over at Christmas Forest. After receiving just some of her information, I have to tell you that this is a fundraiser that you NEED to check out! I’ve seen many fundraisers that have some good points, but Christmas Forest gets fundraising, and it shows in the way they work with groups.
Christmas Forest has two great plans that will fit any group from the smallest to the largest.
Easy Plan – You don’t touch a product, and it fits any group.
You tell your members and their friends and family how they can order fresh Christmas wreaths online, by mail, FAX or telephone and mention your club code at checkout. Your group will receive 10% of the sale. That’s an average of $4 per item! Christmas Forest sends the wreaths directly to the customer or their gift recipient. They even create and send graphics to your members so they can pass those along to their friends and family. It’s easy.
Bulk Plan – More Work, but More Profit
Your group purchases fresh Christmas wreaths at wholesale prices, and Christmas Forest sends them to your group in cases. Your group distributes and makes $10 or more for each wreath.
No Hidden Costs and Personal Help
For both plans, the shipping is free, and there are no hidden costs. Christmas Forest also provides you with a personal fundraising rep who will answer any questions, make sure you receive free brochures, order forms, order taking envelopes, etc.
You NEED to See Their Product, so Ask for a Sample
Here at The Fundraising Network, we’ve known about fundraising with wreaths and Christmas type items, but I was amazed at what I saw when I visited christmasforest.com. I had never seen so many different types of wreaths, some with subtle differences, to fit just about any home. When you get to the homepage, there are a few wreaths, but click on the ‘More Wreaths’ page! You’ll find multiple designs, various shapes — I certainly didn’t expect so many!
Through the web sites on The Fundraising Network, we hear from various fundraising groups throughout the year. We know that groups like samples, but I never thought of wreath samples. This is something you may not expect, but Christmas Forest provides samples and there’s a reason why. Ramona told me, “We find that once the fundraising group actually sees one of our beautiful noble fir wreaths, they are sold and can’t wait to start selling the wreaths to their potential customers. That’s why we offer a free sample wreath to the group so they can smell the wonderful aroma and see the superb quality of our evergreens.” So be sure to ask for your sample!
What Kind of Groups Do Best with Christmas Forest
Christmas Forest is glad to work with just about any group, but they work most with many schools, churches, sororities and fraternities as well as civic groups and scouting groups. There’s lots of groups that are so pleased, they come back. “Our repeat customers tells us that they not only love our gorgeous wreaths, they also really appreciate our outstanding customer service. This has made for hundreds of loyal fundraising groups that insist that selling Christmas Forest wreaths is the fastest and easiest way for their group to earn money,” Ramona said.
To Sum It Up
I found that Christmas Forest provides a great product that can help any group of any size. They also provide two plans that allow your group to work more and get better profits or work a whole lot less and still make profit. The way I see it, that’s a win-win.
But there’s a catch!
Christmas Forest sets up their fundraisers with groups in the early fall. That means you need to check this out now. Don’t wait or it might be too late for you to get in on this year’s profit Christmas Wreath fundraiser. You can contact them at (888) 235-2142 or click here to request information from them.