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Emily Reers

Fall Fundraising 2017: Photo Gallery

21 December

Congratulations to all of the groups who ran a successful fundraiser this fall! We are excited to share some customer photos from this fundraising season. Thank you to all those who participated and supported small farmers and authentic Fair Trade through your efforts!   Photos submitted by Jessica Swan, the…

Holiday Recipe Ideas

29 November

Now that the fundraising is over and your kitchen is stocked with fairly traded ingredients, it’s time to get cooking! Here are six recipes that will impress your holiday guests or shine at the party potluck! Recipes the Whole Family will Love Chocolate Sugar Cookies: A classic, delicious dessert…

Holiday Gift Ideas

17 November

Is your school running an Equal Exchange fundraiser this fall? It’s easy to find a gift for family and friends using our catalog! Our gift boxes are pre-assembled and packed with delicious products that will fill any home with good cheer. Explore our gift box selections belows! We…

6 Tips for Your Holiday Fundraiser

24 October

Believe it or not, the holiday season is the perfect time for a fundraiser. People are on the lookout for great gifts and will be happy to support your fundraiser while taking care of their holiday shopping. We have 6 ideas for how to make your holiday fundraiser festive, fun…

Fair Trade Fundraising Ideas in Your Community

11 October

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

06 October

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…

Fundraising Feature: Mattole Valley Charter School

05 September

For the past two years, we have had the pleasure of partnering with Mattole Valley Charter School at the Mt. Shasta Learning Center in California for their Fair Trade fundraiser. With just two fundraisers, they raised almost $5,500 which was used towards classroom art supplies and field trips throughout…

10 Social Media Tips for Fundraising Success

29 August

In the digital age, promoting your fundraiser on your social media accounts is integral to your success! Is your fundraiser being seen by friends, family and coworkers as they browse their news feeds each day? Spread the word, send updates, and increase participation in your fundraiser by making the most…

Celebrating 11 Years of the Equal Exchange Fundraising Program!

12 June

This year marks the 11th anniversary of Equal Exchange’s Fundraising Program! The program started with Virginia Berman, a co-owner and the Organizing Director at Equal Exchange at the time. One of the roles of the Organizing Department was to find supporters of Equal Exchange and provide them…

Get Kids And Parents Excited To Fundraise With Equal Exchange

21 September

The school year has just begun, your fundraising kickoff is coming up, and all the logistics are figured out. Now it’s time to start building some excitement! Putting up posters in the hallways, sending out emails to parents, and offering samples at Back to School Night are great places…

How To Pack & Distribute Student Orders

14 April

Welcome to the last step of your school fundraiser! You’ve placed your master order, received your products and now: it’s time to pack and distribute orders to students. This may sound daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! Why not make it fun? Reserve a space, invite…

Convincing Your Committee To Fundraise With Equal Exchange

18 March

The beginning of a new school year is a busy time for any parent. From adjusting back into your normal routine to making sure your kids are prepared for school, sports, and other extracurricular activities, it is guaranteed to get a bit overwhelming! Why not eliminate some of that stress…