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Prepare to Distribute Your Fundraising Order

19 November

Distribution day is the day your participants and supporters have been waiting for! They’ve been anxious to see – and finally taste – the delicious, organic and fairly traded goodies that they purchased during your catalog fundraising campaign. You’ve wrapped up your fundraiser and emailed your master…

Get Social! Boost Fundraising With Social Media

07 November

Promoting your fundraising campaign is important. If supporters don’t know about it, they can’t participate. Use email and handouts to amplify your campaign, or take advantage of your organization’s website, newsletters, blog, and — best of all — social media accounts. We’re here to help!  For…

Equal Exchange belongs at the Farmers Market

17 September

This guest post was written by Rev. Cynthia Wickwire Lundquist (pictured above, left, with Anneliese Bruegel, manager of the Fredonia Farmers’ Market.) The Idea: Food Justice It happened at a planning session for our church mission program. We had recently established a food justice program and wanted to expand…

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…

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…

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…

Abel Fernandez at St. Mary of the Angels

19 July

For over ten years, the Catholic parish of St. Mary of the Angels in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, has been a constant and significant supporter of Equal Exchange and the farmers we represent. St. Mary’s serves Equal Exchange coffee at fellowship after Mass and re-sells thousands…

Introduce Us to Your Team

13 July

You’ve started something special — let’s continue doing great things together! By partnering with Equal Exchange’s fundraising programs last year, you not only raised money for the organization you care so much about, but you also supported small, organic farmer co-operatives around the world. For this…

Successful Fundraising: Plan Early

31 May

Successful Fundraising: Dream big. Plan early. As the school year winds down, it’s time to lock-in your successful fundraising plans with Equal Exchange. By doing so now, you can sit back, sink your toes into the sand, and relax this summer. “By failing to prepare, you are preparing…

Fundraising Catalog Success: $250,000+ Raised!

04 May

Equal Exchange is proud to partner with non-profits, communities, individuals and schools with our fundraising catalog program. Not only does our catalog help you raise money, it also supports small farmer co-operatives world-wide!  Since Fall of 2017, our Fundraising Catalog raised over $250,000 for almost 400…

On May Day, Help Change the Food System

27 April

Welcome to the Food Revolution. Happy May Day! International Workers’ Day is near to our hearts here at Equal Exchange. After all, we’re one of the largest worker-owned co-operatives in the U.S., and May 1st is our birthday. There’s no one we’d rather celebrate…

Five Steps to Serving Fairer Coffee

13 March

  Your Coffee Can Be Fair and Delicious!   With Organic Breakfast Blend now priced lower than any of our other organic and fair trade coffees, there’s no reason not to make it your house blend and brew it for every meeting, gathering and event. Start serving today with…