February‘s National Conference Call: Fund Raising & Your Campaign

Courtney Lang February 10, 2012

Local organizers will shed some knowledge about Event Fund Raising, Membership Programs & Small Grants

Join the call!
Date:  Wednesday, February 15th, 2011
Time:  5:00 p.m. PST/8:00 p.m. EST 605-475-6333
Call-in Number:  605-475-6333  Participant Code: 884663#

Have you been spending weekend hours volunteering at local events; dropping personal income on promotional materials; organizing events that cost your campaign money rather than bring in funds to support it?

Good News.  Fair Trade Towns USA has put together the perfect conference call for you and your campaign.  We invite you to join us Wednesday, February 15th to discover some creative and strategic ways to give your campaign a financial kick-start this winter.

Here’s what the call will cover!


Event Fund Raising:  Maya Sharp of Fair Trade Pasadena will run us through the steps to organizing a successful silent auction drawing on her experience coordinating a Silent Auction and Lineage Dance Performance Benefit during Fair Trade Month last year.

Membership Program:  Has your campaign thought about building a membership program but lacked the knowledge of how to structure it?  Chicago Fair Trade (CFT) has developed and implemented a strong Fair Trade Towns Membership Program.  Join the call and get some advice from Nancy Jones, CFT Executive Director & National Steering Committee Member.

Small Grants:  It’d be awesome to pay an intern to table those weekend events, right?  Well, Fair Trade Towns USA offers one small grant to each campaign per year.  Courtney Lang, Grassroots Outreach Manager at Fair Trade USA, will let you know the amounts available, best practices and use of funding, and how to get started.

Q & A:  Get your questions answered!

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Courtney Lang, National Organizer | Fair Trade Campaigns

Courtney Lang brings over 5 years of community organizing to Fair Trade Towns USA, building both the Local Food and Fair Trade networks in Vermont. As Local Food Coordinator with City Market/Onion River Cooperative, Courtney worked with local producers, institutions and consumers to grow the local food system and organize a strategic model for community engagement through farm tours, workshops, and local food challenges. Like many in the Fair Trade industry, Courtney was inspired to take action in Fair Trade when she witnessed child-labor first hand in Costa Rica. As a founding member of Fair Trade Burlington, she has worked with economic development organizations, businesses, and consumers to build awareness of Fair Trade among Vermonters. She also worked with a Fair Trade USA licensee, Vermont Coffee Company, as Friend Ambassador where she united the story of Fair Trade to every purchase of coffee.