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Guest Post: Fair Trade Sunday with Carolyn Boone

12 November

Carolyn Boone’s church brews fairly traded coffee at gatherings and sells a variety of Equal Exchange products once a month after services. Every year, they rank among Equal Exchange’s top customers! What’s their secret? We thought we’d give Carolyn the change to…

Who Grows Your Chocolate? An Update

15 October

You probably already know that cacao is the crop from which cocoa and chocolate are made. West African countries like Ghana and Côte d’Ivôire produce most of the world’s cacao. Starting a few years ago, labor abuses in West Africa began to get international attention. You…

What Do Folks Say About Our Coffee?

14 September

This summer, Equal Exchange brought our coffee and chocolate on the road to Austin, Texas for the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church. We shared a table with our partners at Episcopal Relief & Development and poured out our fairly traded brew to all comers. Over the course of…

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…

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…

Celebrando el cinco de mayo con mole poblano de comercio justo

04 May

Traducido por Mercedes Paloma Lopez Mancillas, de la Oficina Regionál del Suroeste de CRS en San Antonio, Texas y por Scarlett de la Vega Ochoa, Oké Banana (Equal Exchange’s fairly traded bananas), West Bridgewater, Massachusetts. (Read the English-language version here.)   Pollo en Mole Poblano es un…

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…

Mole Poblano with a Fairly-Traded Twist

01 May

    Pollo en Mole Poblano is a traditional Mexican dish of chicken simmered in a dark, spicy, chocolate-based sauce. This spring, Equal Exchange employees and our partners from Catholic Relief Services prepared three batches of mole — each slightly different — with fairly-traded and Organic ingredients. And…

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…