Our Sisters in Coffee

by Equal Exchange Quality Control Manager Beth Ann Caspersen. Pictured above: Beth Ann with participants in the Gender Equity Training hosted by Coffee Quality Institute in 2015.  I first started talking about the role of women in coffee production in 2010, after I participated in a women’s coffee producer…

Fair Trade Fundraising Ideas in Your Community

We understand that a catalog fundraiser isn’t always the best option for your school, group, or organization. Fortunately, there are other ways to raise money while still supporting authentic Fair Trade. We have two alternative fundraising ideas for your group to try! Table Sale A table sale can be…

How to Make your Fundraiser More Eco-Friendly

You already know how important it is to care for the environment through conservation and smart buying choices. Another great way you can make small but impactful changes is with your fundraiser! Here are a few tips to make your fundraiser more eco-friendly. Go Digital PDF Catalog: Use less…

How to Make: Autumn Spice Hot Cocoa

  We have the perfect treat for fall! This easy-to-make spiced hot cocoa tastes like chocolaty pumpkin pie, and you’ll want to drink it all year long. This recipe makes enough for 16 servings, which we recommend storing in a mason jar. These jars make great gifts…

Boost Your Fundraiser by Sharing Your Values

I worked with my high school’s World Language Honor Society throughout most of my time in high school, and I loved every minute of it. The World Language Honor Society (called the WLHS by members) is committed to fostering awareness and understanding of other cultures while providing service to…

When is a Bar of Chocolate More Than Just a Piece of Candy?

When is a bar of chocolate more than just a piece of candy? It becomes something more when it is used to educate students and encourage them to use their critical thinking skills, do real-world math, participate in the economy, and learn about other cultures. High school campus budgets…

Understanding Olive Oil Terms

When shopping for olive oil, you might notice a few terms commonly used to describe it: extra virgin, unrefined, cold-pressed, organic — but what do all these words really mean? Here, we’re going to define a few key olive oil terms to help you understand the way your…

Tips for Your Holiday Sale

Holiday sale season is just around the corner! Holiday sales are a great way to bring Fair Trade gift options to your community, raise money, and share your group’s social justice mission. Start planning your sale today with these tried-and-true ideas from experienced fair traders. Dress…

Meaningful Fundraising for Cultural Immersion Trips

As the Coordinator of Cross-cultural Immersions at the University of Dayton, I am always looking for new ways to help make our BreakOut and Immersion trips, domestically and abroad, more affordable. We have so many students who wish to spend time on their breaks working and learning in a…