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What events have you hosted that have had the biggest impact in your community?

Asked by Nickolas Faynshteyn in Congregations, Schools, Towns, Universities, Fair Trade Events

Was there some event you’ve hosted that attracted a lot of people? Or that visibly left an impact on those that attended? Have you had an experience with an individual or a group who attended who became really involved in the Fair Trade movement after your event? Was there an event that marked a turning point in your campaign (i.e. was the final push to get your town, city, school, college, etc. declared)?

1 Answer - 2 years ago

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What were some of the most successful events that your campaign hosted for fair trade month?

Asked by Ryan in Congregations, Schools, Towns, Universities, Fair Trade Events

Are there any new ideas that worked well in your campaigns? Anything that’s old but good? How are you keeping people engaged?

What were your goals at the beginning of the year? What have you accomplished.

Asked by Katherine Chen in Towns, Fair Trade Events

It is the end of March, and one-fourth of the year is already gone. Recall the goals that you have set for yourself or your campaign at the beginning of the year.
What have you accomplished? What did you learn? How do you plan to complete the rest over the remaining time?

1 Answer - 3 years ago

Sourcing Fair Trade Products Challenges and Solutions?

Asked by Tori Curbelo in Towns, Offices and Catering, Bookstore

Let’s work together!

What obstacles has your campaign faced while trying to source Fair Trade products?

Any tips for speaking to outlet managers? Any recommendations?

Please provide any insight below and let’s work out any problems together.

2 Answers - 3 years ago

How do you plan to Fair Trade your Valentine’s Day?

Asked by Sean Murray from Fair Trade St. John’s University in Towns, Fair Trade Events

The holidays often provide us with opportunities to choose Fair Trade gifts and raise awareness about Fair Trade through events, fundraisers, etc. Valentine’s Day, of course, is no exception. How do you plan to Fair Trade your community’s Valentine’s Day? Please share your ideas and plans…

See the blog below for Fair Trade products and more ideas:

https://fairtradecampaigns.org/2016/01/three-ways-to-fair-trade-your-valentines-day/

3 Answers - 3 years ago

What are some of the best recruitment practices?

Asked by Jackie Cummings in Towns, Build Your Team

With many individuals graduating or moving on to other positions, they leave behind them their campaigns. In some cases, this might mean that the campaigns are losing their leaders. How do we fix this situation? RECRUITMENT 🙂

What are some of the best recruitment strategies/tactics that you’ve found to be the most helpful when there is a potential turnover in leadership for your campaign? Which strategies/tactics did you not find to be as helpful?

2 Answers - 3 years ago

Connecting Fair Trade With Seasonal Holiday Shopping

Asked by jpeterson from Media-Providence Friends School – Friends for Fair Trade in Towns, Fair Trade Education

Winter holidays present the perfect opportunity to promote thoughtful gift-giving. How is your organization/institution spreading the word about the benefits of Fair Trade shopping this holiday season? Please let us know what worked well/received positive response, as well as what wasn’t as successful so the larger Fair Trade community can benefit from your experience!

3 Answers - 4 years ago

What training/resources/education do campaigns need most to move forward with declaration?

Asked by Nisha in Towns, Build Your Team, Bookstore

What specific questions or needs do you have to move forward with specific goals?
Any specific areas of training, resources, education needed?

1 Answer - 3 years ago

What contributed to the success of your 2016 Fair Trade Month event(s)?

Asked by jpeterson from Media-Providence Friends School – Friends for Fair Trade in Towns, Fair Trade Education

Take a moment to reflect upon what you think helped make this year’s Fair Trade Month activities in your school, university, town, or congregation a success. Briefly describe your event/activities and share what worked and why.

For bonus points (:-D), tell us what you might do differently next time and why.

1 Answer - 4 years ago

ICLEI Fair Trade purchasing doc

Asked by scotttess from Champaign Fair Trade in Towns, Resolutions and Procurement

ICLEI is a city sustainability membership organization. They are promoting this nice document on city purchasing of fair trade… https://www.fairtrade.net/fileadmin/user_upload/content/Buy_Fair_Guide.pdf

1 Answer - 4 years ago

Check out the new Women’s Empowerment infographic ?

Asked by Courtney Lang from School in Towns, Fair Trade Education

Have you seen the new Women’s Empowerment infographic done by Fair Trade Certified yet? If not, make sure you check it out here: http://www.befair.org/

Did you know that women produce 50% of the world’s food, but only own 2% of the land? The graphic illustrates what women farmers typically have to endure, and how fair trade helps empower them and leads to a thriving community.

This is a great graphic to share in a newsletter, email, Facebook, or even to print out! Tell us how you’re using it to educate about women’s roles in farming and fair trade!

1 Answer - 4 years ago

Don’t forget to claim your FREE Fair Trade Goody Bag!!

Asked by Courtney Lang from School in Towns

Hey Folks! It seems that not everyone submitted their WFTD results this year. Please respond to this question to claim your FREE Fair Trade Goody Bag!

1. Campaign Name
2. The name of the Supermarket Chain Targeted
3. How many stores you plan to submit product request cards to
4. The best name and address to send your kit to

1 Answer - 4 years ago

Do you want a customized Product Request Cards for World Fair Trade Day?

Asked by Courtney Lang from School in Towns

Howdy Campaigners!

World Fair Trade Day is upon us and Fair Trade Campaigns wants you to collect product request cards for fruits and vegetables in your community or coffee and tea on your campus!

Tell us what establishment you are targeting and what you will be doing to collect product request cards in your community by April 16th and we’ll customize them for you!

Please find details of our World Fair Trade Day program here: https://fairtradecampaigns.org/events/world-fair-trade-day-2015/

4 Answers - 4 years ago

Who is working on a Towns Procurement Policy in 2015?

Asked by scotttess from Champaign Fair Trade in Towns, Resolutions and Procurement

Hey all,
Let me know if you are working to pass a Fair Trade Towns Procurement Policy or Ordinance in 2015. What is working for you to get the ear of officials? Need some help in your procurement efforts? To learn from a campaign that is hitting on all procurement cylinders, follow Houston.

4 Answers - 4 years ago

Connecting with schools to start campaigns?

Asked by Courtney Lang from School in Towns, Build Your Team

One of FTC’s focuses for this year is our Fair Trade Schools campaigns. I’m wondering if your campaign has tried to inspire a fair trade school in your area? How did you make contact, and what are you doing to help them with their campaign? If you haven’t made contact yet, what are some brainstorming ideas you have for reaching out and determining interest?

1 Answer - 4 years ago

Does anyone have a new business packet

Asked by Carol Smith from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin in Towns, Retail Availability, Cafe

Often when we learn of a new business, especially such as a coffee shop, we find that they may be well into the process of deciding on their coffee source. I’m thinking it would be good to have an introductory packet to get to the owners as they make their decisions and plans. Does any one have such a packet that is doing a good job in encouraging offering Fair Trade products. If so, would you be willing to share.

2 Answers - 5 years ago

How do you recruit new members?

Asked by Courtney Lang from School in Towns, Build Your Team

With the new year fast approaching, I was wondering how everyone recruits new members to their campaigns? I’ve tried some of the usuals: emails, and newsletters, but maybe you guys all have some creative ideas on how to recruit.

1 Answer - 4 years ago

How to attract media interest for an event?

Asked by Anna McMahon from Bethlehem, New York in Towns, Fair Trade Events

In Bethlehem NY we have a long-running event, a Black Friday Fair Trade Market, featuring 20 vendors selling beautiful handmade crafts. Last year we struggled to find a new angle to attract local media interest. Can anyone suggest ways to draw renewed interest and create a “story” around this event?

6 Answers - 4 years ago