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)?
The fall semester is right around the corner. What have your campaigns planned or are planning in order to hit the ground running with educating and campaigning about fair trade?
Some campaigns excel with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or even YouTube. What are some of the most successful techniques you’ve used in your campaigning in the digital sphere? What are some struggles you’ve had with social media? Have you found one social media outlet draws more interests and attention than other outlets?
How do you respond to people who argue that conscious consumption isn’t effective for bringing about safer, better-paid, more humane labor conditions?
Anyone read this Huff Post piece (“The Myth of the Ethical Shopper”), or seen articles/videos like it? Thoughts? Further Questions? Ideas on how Fair Trade advocates can respond?
Hello FT Congregation and Community campaigns,
What has been your best event so far this year that has supported Fair Trade?
What is your campaign doing for World Fair Trade Day?
This Saturday, May 14th, people across the globe are celebrating World Fair Trade Day. Please share your events, pictures and ideas with us.
Our campus is bringing in another corporate partner to operate the bookstore. We would like to make some recommendations to this new company.
What Fair Trade products have success selling in your campus store or bookstore?
Since it is the beginning of April, it is a good time to start thinking about new leadership or how to sustain a successful leadership structure. If anyone one wants to share thoughts on this transition for your campaign or ask questions about best practices, let’s open up the discussion.
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?
Almost everyone in my club is a senior who is graduating in May, and I am having a hard time recruiting new students to guarantee the club and campaign will stay alive. If you are dealing with this also or have dealt with it in the past please share any tips, ideas and or recommendations you have!
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 2014-2015 school year was a smashing success for Colleges, Universities, and Schools (check out the highlights on the blog here http://bit.ly/1On5A6Z). The summer days are numbered and fall is fast approaching. For campaigns that work on an academic calendar, things are gearing up again. What new resources (powerpoints, fact sheets, how-to’s) do you need to make this school year even better?
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:
As the spring semester is getting under way, many of your campaigns will be coming up with different events to host. What sort of resources do you think you’ll need to help with your events?
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.