DID YOU KNOW, our fundraising program is all about helping kids, your school, and the planet by planting trees – lots of TREES! DID YOU KNOW, the best machine to cleanse the air and store CO2 is in fact – a TREE. NGT is a NEW product-based fundraising program providing your school an outstanding ~65% return with no upfront costs. Your students will sell baby tree seedlings to raise money for your school’s enrichment programs – and help the planet they’ll inherit.
NGT provides a FRESH vision that powers up your fundraising campaign no matter your fundraising goal – $100k, $25k or other. NGT provides the support to help you achieve it! Your school keeps ~65% of every tree seedling sold to parents, families, and friends. A suggested price of $10 will energize your school’s fundraiser. Orders for your baby tree seedlings, from 8 to 36+ inches tall, are delivered to your school in November – December (Fall fundraiser) or March – April (Spring fundraiser).
Step # 1 SAY “YES” TO SEEDLINGS: Respond via phone, e-mail, fax, NGT’s website, or carrier pigeon that you want to power up your fundraiser using tree seedlings with NGT.
Step # 2 SELECT SEEDLINGS: Fun! Select Your Fundraising Trees! NGT offers three categories of trees – Deciduous – Coniferous – Decorative. Critical to select no more than TWO tree species. Simplicity helps ensure success. NGT offers various native and non-native trees – none are invasive, and all the seedlings are in their appropriate regional hardiness grow zone for your school.
Step # 3 ADVERTISE SEEDLINGS: Easy! Your school will have its own unique online store. Let us know your tree selections and NGT will send to you a corresponding social media tool kit. Use it to help market your fundraiser.
Step # 4 PURCHASE SEEDLINGS: The PTA/PTO has no upfront costs because the students’ families, friends, and neighbors purchase tree seedlings from NGT. The students offer the baby trees for $10. At the conclusion of your campaign NGT will promptly send your proceeds to you.
Step # 5 DISTRIBUTE SEEDLINGS: The delivery and dissemination of your seedlings will occur in late November – early December for Fall fundraisers and March – April for Spring fundraisers for Spring planting. The Fundraising Guide outlines a best practice for distributing the seedlings.
What’s Next? When you say YES and tell NGT your seedling selections, NGT will send to you a comprehensive Fundraising Guide, customizable marketing pieces, a social media tool kit, and a Memorandum of Understanding.
Tree seedlings cost $3.50 each, and $10 is the suggested sale price, providing you with an ~65% return. THERE ARE NO UPFRONT COSTS (i.e. no prefunding of the seedlings). NGT will handle the packaging of the Parent Pick-Up bags for you for each family for dissemination. However, if you prefer NGT to handle the packaging of the Parent Pick-Up Bags for you for each family for dissemination. NOTE: Unless you opt to prepare the Parent Pick-Up bags yourself, NGT must limit your fundraiser selection to no more than TWO tree species.
NextGenTreesUSA charges a fee for the shipping and handling of the tree seedlings. There is a base fee of $29 for the first 100 seedlings plus an additional $10 charge for each additional 100 seedlings (or fraction of 100). There is also a nominal processing fee for credit card transactions. NOTE: If your PTA/PTO organization has a Resale Tax Exemption Certificate issued by your state, NGT needs a copy of it.