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Category: How-Tos

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…

How to Make Cold Brew Coffee

26 July

It’s summertime, and that can only mean one thing for coffee lovers: cold brew. While cold brew coffee is all the rage at cafes lately, it’s surprisingly easy to make yourself at home. No barista required. One of our favorite ways to make cold brew is by using…

How to Brew Coffee While Camping

28 June

Just because you’ve decided to rough it for the weekend doesn’t mean that you have to go without excellent coffee. There are plenty of ways to brew a cup of coffee in the woods, or on the trail, without sacrificing quality or getting weighed down by bulky brewing…

How to Store Coffee the Right Way

24 May

A lot of effort goes into growing, shipping, roasting and packaging coffee to ensure a great-tasting cup. However, the benefits of those efforts can be lost at the very end of the line: in your own home! The way you store coffee has a profound impact on its taste…