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)?
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?
What specific questions or needs do you have to move forward with specific goals?
Any specific areas of training, resources, education needed?
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.
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:
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
Apparently AASHE has sustainable procurement guidance that includes Fair Trade… http://www.aashe.org/resources/campus-fair-trade-practices-policies. Be nice to see this document.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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!
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
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/
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.
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?
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.
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?
Our campaign is participating in “Teaneck Night Out”, part of National Night Out, an event geared especially for families. In addition to our normal brochures that we have at our events, we’d like to have some activities at our table for children to do. I’m thinking something along the lines of a word search, something to color, and make something a little more mature for older children. Does anyone have any suggestions of resources we could use?
Hi there! I am wondering if you have faced problems keeping your committee motivated in the midst of busy schedules, etc? How do you maintain momentum without overwhelming people or becoming overwhelmed yourself?