Lead for Change Blog March 2012

The Fair Trade Towns Crew on their first day in the Dominican

Delegation Arrives in the Domincan Republic

March 28, 2012

The Fair Trade Towns crew has arrived in Boca Chica, Dominican Repbulic, and local organizers are stoked after various emails and phone calls to finally meet face-to-face. Our evening began by meeting with a local advocate, Unica, who works in the eastern part of Santo Domingo. Using her experience of fighting for democracy during the Dominican revolution as inspiration, she now […]

Last year's delegation of Fair Trade Town orgnaizers at CoopeAgri in Costa Rica!

National Delegation to Visit Fair Trade Farms in Dominican Republic

March 23, 2012

Fair Trade Towns USA will be sending 12 volunteer organizers on an immersion trip to the Dominican Republic March 28th through April 4th, where they will build the people-to-people ties that make working for Fair Trade so meaningful.  This is the second time that Fair Trade Towns USA has collaborated with Global Exchange, a leading […]

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RECORDING: Strategic Planning Webinar

March 22, 2012

Fair Trade Towns USA produced its first webinar of the year last night on Strategic Planning and the audio/video recording is now available!    Follow this link to access the webinar recording Follow this link for a copy of the Power Point Presentation  What challenges did the webinar address? The webinar provided organizers with principles […]

The Strategic Planning Workshop was by far the most popular session at the National Fair Trade Towns & Universities Conference in Philadelphia last September.

Strategic Planning Webinar Wednesday, March 21

March 9, 2012

Join Fair Trade Towns USA staff and seasoned organizer Steve Honeyman (In the Public Interest) for the first Fair Trade Towns webinar of the year.  Learn how to get your campaign organized and to build a vision and strategy to reach your goals. Fair Trade Towns Strategic Planning Webinar Date:  Wednesday, March 21st Time:  5:00 […]

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Best in Fair Trade Awards: Which town will you nominate?

March 7, 2012

Only 3 weeks are left to nominate organizations for the first inclusive “Best in Fair Trade” Awards for N. America nonprofits & businesses and we think there are some deserving Fair Trade Town campaigns that need your nomination support! The public can nominate (by March 31), and vote, for U.S. & Canada organizations doing exemplary […]

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Membership Programs, Small Grants & Fund Raising Events: Financial Stability for your Campaign

March 5, 2012

In February Fair Trade Towns USA put together a conference call for organizers so that they could discover how other campaigns are sustainably raising money. We heard from Nancy Jones in Chicago about Membership Programs, Maya Sharp in Pasadena about Fund Raising events and Courtney Lang of Fair Trade Towns USA about the Small Grants […]