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Category: How-Tos

Five Steps to Serving Fairer Coffee

13 March

  Your Coffee Can Be Fair and Delicious!   With Organic Breakfast Blend now priced at $32.40 per case for customers who order wholesale, there’s no reason not to make it your house blend and brew it for every meeting, gathering and event. Start serving today with these…

Walking the Fair Trade Walk at Fellowship

12 March

by Diana Renn of Bethesda Lutheran Church in Eugene, Oregon   At our church, Fair Trade represents justice and equality.  Every time we make a purchase, we can choose whether the implications of this purchase are equal or just. When I look in a cup of Fair Trade coffee, I…

Dye Eggs Naturally — with Coffee!

02 March

    It’s easy to make Easter egg dyes with foods – including our favorite, Fair Trade organic coffee! These dyes are non-toxic and use ingredients you probably already have at home. This year, we decorated our natural eggs using a wax-resistance method and then colored them sky…

Happy Holidays from Equal Exchange

18 December

We hope this holiday season is filled with warmth and joy for you and your community. In honor of the tradition of sharing food and celebrating with friends and family, we’re sharing a few of our own tried-and-true holiday recipes, submitted by Equal Exchangers around 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…

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…

Boost Your Fundraiser by Sharing Your Values

18 September

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?

13 September

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…

How to Host a Coffee Tasting

01 September

Tasting coffee is a full sensory experience, from the moment you grind your freshly roasted coffee through to your last sip.  This guide (written by our Coffee Quality Control Manager, Beth Ann Caspersen) will show you how to hold your own coffee tasting to celebrate the hard work of the…

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…