Establishing Campaign Permanency 101

Kylie Nealis October 26, 2017



Create long-standing relationships where Fair Trade education and advocacy grows for years to come.

At Fair Trade Campaigns, we are always looking for new ways to maintain our momentum around Fair Trade and provide resources to support our campaigners around the country. This essential project is on the minds of all our advocates in some form or another.

Students at Arizona State University are partnering with dining services to ensure the campaign has a permanent home on campus.

Through a collaborative partnership among the Fair Trade Campaigns National Student Leadership Committee (NSLC), Fair Trade Campaigns Fellows, and National Staff; we have developed a package to help campaigns find their long standing location.



We have compiled a few valuable case studies on how campaigns on college and university campuses have found their permanent homes.  Thanks to the work of campaigners at UCLA, Rollins College, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point and Siena College, there are already a handful of successful ways to find a designated space for your campaign on your campus.



In addition to a recent webinar on establishing permanency in October 2017 by our 2016-2017 fellow Nickolas Faynshteyn and this release of successful stories of permanency, there will be more resources coming out this year.  Fair Trade Campaigns wants to see all your hard work and success to continue to make an impact after your campaign experience transforms into new opportunities. We will be continuing to serve our advocates this year with more resources to ensure you find a permanent home on your campus or in your school.

Email Natl’ Organizer Fair Trade Colleges & Universities, Kylie ( to make sure you’re on our organizer update list to hear about future resources and opportunities!



Want to learn more about permanency? To start, we already have some great resources on our website:

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Kylie Nealis, National Organizer for Fair Trade Colleges & Universities

Kylie brings over 5 years of community organizing and non-profit experience to Fair Trade USA, previously working with Global Exchange and Sierra Club. At Global Exchange she took on a variety of roles including Community Rights Program Associate, Fair Trade Campaign Coordinator, Fair Trade Store Sales Associate and Interim Director of Operations. For the past two years she worked in the Executive Office at Sierra Club providing support to C-level staff and the Board of Directors. Kylie is knowledgeable and passionate about Fair Trade, climate and energy issues, human rights and social and economic justice. Kylie graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a BA in Community Studies and Politics. She also lived in Thailand for 5 years and is conversational in Thai and learning Spanish. In her free time, Kylie enjoys being outdoors, hiking and traveling.