Author: Japhet Koteen

Japhet is the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Marketing at FarmRaiser. He believes in the power of good food and good business to change the world.

Fresh Produce Fundraiser

Looking for a fresh idea for your spring fundraiser? Turn over a new leaf with a a selection of the season’s fruits and vegetables picked fresh from a farm near you. February and early March is the perfect time to book your fresh produce fundraiser to take advantage of spring crops like asparagus, greens, and…

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Higher Grounds is a Certified B Corporation

We wanted to share the good news about FarmRaiser partner, Higher Grounds Trading Company — just achieved their B Corporation Certification. The B in B Corp stands for benefit, and certification means that Higher Grounds holds their business to an exacting (and verified) standard of social, environmental, and legal accountability. Read more on their blog below:…

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How to get great products for your FarmRaiser

In some locations,  there are dozens of FarmRaiser producer partners with a complete range of healthy, local products for your fundraising sale. In others . . . maybe not so much. To see which businesses are active in your state, visit our producer-partner directory here. If you don’t find the farmer or artisan whose products you’d like to…

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FarmRaiser Success Story: Tutu’s Pantry at Stevens Elementary Seattle

No kid should have to go hungry. See how FarmRaiser helped Tutu’s Pantry create a healthy fundraising campaign to fight weekend hunger at Stevens Elementary School in Seattle. THE CAUSE: Each week, Tutu’s Pantry at Steven’s Elementary School provides backpacks with a weekend’s worth of kid-friendly, easy-to-prepare meals for children who need it. The program…

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Thaw, Learn, Grow — February 2016

February is full of promise. While winter still holds us firmly in its grasp, the days start getting longer, and plants begin preparing for spring. Soon bold bulbs will peek above the cold and sodden ground, and overwintered crops will extend their first tentative green leaves, setting the stage for spring growth.  Now’s the time…

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Handbook for your Healthy Fundraiser

With instructions on everything from selecting and merchandising products and setting up your account, to managing volunteers, writing letters to supporters, and activating your student champions, the FarmRaiser  Fundraising Campaign Organizers Guide is an indispensable resource for first-time or veteran fundraisers. If you’re like me, the email with our guide to hosting your healthy fundraiser with FarmRaiser is…

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Healthy Fundraising with FarmRaiser

How to talk to your friends about Healthy Fundraising Ready to kick off your healthy fundraising campaign with FarmRaiser, but maybe the rest of your committee, group or PTO/PTA is not? If you want to quickly explain how organizations can raise money, support local farmers and artisans, and connect kids with healthy food, we’ve created…

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Start a Seed Fundraiser Today — Fast, Simple, Profitable

If you’re looking for an idea for a high-profit, easy, and healthy winter fundraiser, we have some great news for you: FarmRaiser has just partnered with High Mowing Organic Seeds to bring their seed fundraising catalog to your school, band, team or cause. Reach your fundraising goals by offering the highest quality, 100% certified organic and Non-GMO Project…

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Get a piece of the $4 billion product fundraising pie!

The product fundraising business is $4 billion/year industry, and we’re here to help you make your mark in it. As a FarmRaiser partner, you’re getting your product into the hands (and mouths!) of your community, expanding your customer base, and increasing your brand recognition. Think of FarmRaiser as a friendly tool to substantially expand your…

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The First FarmRaiser Video

We are thrilled to announce the release of our first video, featuring the second annual Hemingway Elementary FarmRaiser in Ketchum, Idaho. This school turned their passion of healthy local food into yet another $10,000+ fundraiser. Please take a minute to watch the video, and share it with your friends and family. Thanks to the folks…

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