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Fundraising with Equal Exchange

Boost Your Fundraiser by Sharing Your Values

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?

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…

Meaningful Fundraising for Cultural Immersion Trips

As the Coordinator of Cross-cultural Immersions at the University of Dayton, I am always looking for new ways to help make our BreakOut and Immersion trips, domestically and abroad, more affordable. We have so many students who wish to spend time on their breaks working and learning in a…

Fundraising Feature: Mattole Valley Charter School

For the past two years, we have had the pleasure of partnering with Mattole Valley Charter School at the Mt. Shasta Learning Center in California for their Fair Trade fundraiser. With just two fundraisers, they raised almost $5,500 which was used towards classroom art supplies and field trips throughout…

10 Social Media Tips for Fundraising Success

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…

Celebrating 11 Years of the Equal Exchange Fundraising Program!

This year marks the 11th anniversary of Equal Exchange’s Fundraising Program! The program started with Virginia Berman, a co-owner and the Organizing Director at Equal Exchange at the time. One of the roles of the Organizing Department was to find supporters of Equal Exchange and provide them…

Get Kids And Parents Excited To Fundraise With Equal Exchange

The school year has just begun, your fundraising kickoff is coming up, and all the logistics are figured out. Now it’s time to start building some excitement! Putting up posters in the hallways, sending out emails to parents, and offering samples at Back to School Night are great places…

How To Pack & Distribute Student Orders

Welcome to the last step of your school fundraiser! You’ve placed your master order, received your products and now: it’s time to pack and distribute orders to students. This may sound daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! Why not make it fun? Reserve a space, invite…

Convincing Your Committee To Fundraise With Equal Exchange

The beginning of a new school year is a busy time for any parent. From adjusting back into your normal routine to making sure your kids are prepared for school, sports, and other extracurricular activities, it is guaranteed to get a bit overwhelming! Why not eliminate some of that stress…

Five Ways To Fundraise This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day always comes as a delightful break from winter doldrums for all ages, and at school, it offers a festive and easy fundraising opportunity. Here are a few ways to celebrate with your students and raise money for your next project! 1. Set up a fundraising table and…

How To Place Your Fundraising Order

Congratulations on running a Fair Trade fundraiser with Equal Exchange! Now that the selling phase is over, it’s time to place your compiled order. Need some help navigating the Master Order Form? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! This is the part of the fundraiser that requires the…

New Federal School Fundraising Rules & Fair Trade Solutions

Last year, new federal rules on school fundraisers and snacks went into effect nationwide. These guidelines regulate the food available to kids throughout the school day, from the cafeteria to the vending machines. This includes – you guessed it – food fundraisers like bake sales and candy bar sales. The goal is…