How it Works

How it Works

When you fundraise with Equal Exchange, you join hundreds of communities who are raising money by offering outstanding coffee, tea, cocoa, chocolate, olive oil and handcrafted gifts to their communities — all while supporting small-scale farmers and artisans around the world.

You'll earn 40% profits with our face-to-face catalog ordering. Reach friends and family outside your community with a customized online store and earn 25% profits. Earn the most by doing both! Get everyone involved and the sky is the limit for your profits.

Catalog Fundraising

Start your fundraiser by requesting free catalogs, complete with order forms and money envelopes for all your participants. You can also request promotional posters and specially-priced packs of organic foods to sample and gifts to display for your community.

We recommend running your fundraiser for 2-3 weeks. Submit your master order form with payment for the wholesale cost of the products only — you keep the profit upfront! Then, we’ll ship one bulk order to you, with guaranteed delivery within 10 business days. Shipping is free over $135! And there’s no risk — you buy only what you sell.

Get Started

Catalog Fundraising in 8 Steps

  1. Request free catalogs & posters
  2. Distribute catalogs & a letter to parents
  3. Promote, promote, promote! (Tip: share chocolate!)
  4. Collect, check and compile orders (after 2-3 weeks of selling)
  5. Submit master order form
  6. Receive your bulk order within 10 business days
  7. Check and distribute your products
  8. Celebrate your success!

Planning a table sale? Receive wholesale pricing by creating an account for your organization on our web store, or by requesting a wholesale catalog.