Pop-Up Fair Trade Stores on Campus

07 September

College campuses are full of change-makers and activists like you, making them the perfect locations for hosting successful Fair Trade sales. A pop-up store on campus can be a fundraising opportunity for departments and clubs, or just a great way to raise awareness about socially responsible consumerism. Get…

Why Switch to Fair Trade, Organic Coffee?

06 September

How can you get your group to start using Equal Exchange’s organic, fairly traded coffee? Based on the questions that come up most often, here are talking points to help energize them to take action. “Why should we switch our coffee?” Equal Exchange coffee is better for farmers, better…

Four Ways to Get Out the Word

28 August

Whether you’re a longtime Equal Exchange partner or you’re brand-new around here, we’re grateful for the hard work you put into serving or selling fairly traded products from small-scale farmers. But you can’t do it alone. You need allies! You need supporters…

Care Package DIY Ideas

27 August

Everyone Loves Getting Mail: Why Not Send Some? Say hello to a far-away friend, wish a sick loved one a quick recovery, or help your favorite college student settle in — with a fair trade care package! These gift boxes are easy to put together and eminently customizeable.  It…

What to Say in A Church Bulletin

23 August

Your church’s bulletin is a terrific way to let the people in your congregation know why you partner with Equal Exchange. And Fall is the perfect time for a reminder! But what to write? Maybe an example will help! Here’s a bulletin insert shared by Peter…

Fundraising DIY: Create a Goal Board

10 August

Rally your troops to create a fundraising goal board and watch those dollars come in! Creating a goal board as a team is a show of solidarity. It gets your group excited about your fundraiser so they can see exactly what the money means to your organization. In addition, by…

Mix up a Chilly Chili Mocha

07 August

  0 from 0 votes Print Chilly Chili Mocha How are you keeping cool and caffeinated this summer? We’ve worked up this simple recipe for a Chilly Chili Mocha. Or is it the other way around? No matter — this iced coffee beverage is sweet yet refreshing, with just a…

Set Your Fundraising Dates: Plan backwards!

07 August

The best way to set dates for your catalog fundraising campaign is to plan backwards! As you know, the 40% profits you earn from our catalog program are immediate. You collect money as you sell, then simply pay wholesale pricing for your order. So the best way to plan your…

How to Use Chocolate Molds

06 August

Maybe you’re searching for ideas for what to do with leftover melted chocolate from another project or dessert. Or maybe your delicious bars suffered accidental hot-weather neglect and you need a way to use up the squishy, melted results. Never fear — chocolate is wonderfully versatile. We…