Benefits of Fundraising with FairTrade Caravans

A Unique Way to Raise Money

25 percent of the proceeds

25% of all proceeds go directly to your cause.

unique high-quality products

Unique, high-quality products that people want to buy — which helps you raise more money.

globally support your supporters

You and your supporters get to do more good by also supporting fair trade.

there is no cost to sign up

There’s no cost to sign up, set up, or run a fundraiser.

no order taking - easy to use

It’s easy — no orders to take, money to collect or forms to tally.

Make a World of Difference

You’re already making a difference by organizing a fundraiser for your cause and by fudraising with FairTrade Caravans, you have another way to make a significant impact. With each fair trade product sold, you’re also supporting hardworking people around the world.

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MEET PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS

“Our FairTrade Caravans fundraiser was easy to manage and provided ethical and sustainable products with a return that supported our Sisterhood initiatives. We are working with FairTrade Caravans on another fundraiser!”
— Lori Lotterman, Congregation Beth Elohim Sisterhood

Running a FairTrade Caravans’ Fundraiser Is Easy

How It Works

Sign Up & Launch Your Fundraiser

Tell us about your fundraiser with FairTrade Caravans, select one of our two-week fundraising periods, and set a fundraising goal. We use this information to create your customized fundraiser landing page for your review and approval.

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Fundraising Periods


Winter/Valentine’s Day
Spring/Mother’s Day
Summer/Nonprofit End of Fiscal Year
Fall/Back to School
Holidays/Nonprofit End of Calendar Year

View A Sample Fundraising Page

Promote Your Fundraiser

Let your supporters know about your fundraiser by sharing your customized landing page. Because your success is directly related to how well you get the word out, we provide you with plenty of proven marketing resources. You can track your progress on your fundraising dashboard.

promote your fundraiser

Let Your Supporters Shop

Supporters choose unique fair trade products from our curated online catalog and make secure purchases. Orders are processed and shipped directly to your supporters. You can also give supporters the option to pick up their orders at your organization. In this case, we bulk ship these orders to you for assembly and distribution.

supporters shop online

Raising Money for Your Cause

You receive 25% of the fundraising proceeds via check within 7 to 10 business days. Or you can get the funds more quickly using secure bank transfer. (Just be sure to tell us who pay and where to send the funds when you sign up.) The funds disbursed to you will be the exact amount shown on your dashboard.

FairTrade Caravans Frequently Asked Questions

Sign Up for a Fundraiser

Earn 25% for Your Cause
(All fields are required*)

Fundraiser Sign Up
Name and address to mail fundraiser donation check:

Tell Us About Your Fundraiser

Not sure of your goal? We recommend starting with $500. You can change it any time. Is this a repeat fundraiser? Consider increasing your goal if you hit it last time.
 
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Maximum upload size: 516MB
NOTE: If you don’t have a photo, we’ll choose a suitable one for you to approve.
 

Make Your Fundraiser a Success

Helpful Resources

Setting Up Your Fundraiser Page

Shortly after you sign up, you’ll receive a link to your customized landing page for you to review and approve. Be sure to share it with supporters at the start of your fundraising period.

View A Sample Fundraising Page
Email and social media promotions

Promote Your Fundraiser

You get emails, social media posts, and other resources to help you run an effective fundraising campaign. In our experience, organizations that use these resources raise more money.

See how much money you're raising

Use the convenient dashboard to see how many online orders you have, who has ordered and how close you are to your fundraising goal. Use this information to update your community about your progress and take additional steps to achieve your goal.

fundraising dashboard view
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Learn More About Fair Trade

Many organizations, especially schools, use FairTrade Caravans fundraisers as an opportunity to educate students on the importance of fair trade, helping them become better global citizens.

WHY FAIR TRADE?