Search Results for: Fund raising

Fundraising for Farmers Markets During Covid-19

Alex Canepa February 24, 2021

On overview of the challenges of fundraising during Covid-19, successful approaches, and lessons learned.

Raise Money and Build Community with Engaging Online Fundraising

Hannah Fuller August 4, 2020

This blog post is a follow up to our webinar with the same title. You can watch the webinar and see the slides here.  Happy National Farmers Market Week! While this year’s celebration may look and feel different than years past, the COVID-19 pandemic has shown that farmers markets are truly essential. Across the country, farmers…

Webinar: Raise Money and Build Community with Engaging Online Fundraising

Stephanie Fenty July 29, 2020

July 29. 2020 Presentation slides Panelists: Caroline Fiore, Farm Aid Development Manager Nora Chovanec, Texas Farmers Market Deputy Director In this webinar host by the Farmers Market Coalition, Caroline Fiore, Development Manager at Farm Aid, will guide market leaders on a variety of techniques and strategies for online fundraising, including hosting effective and engaging online…

Fundraising Strategies for Farmers Markets

Honesta Romberger September 9, 2016

Fundraising can sometimes be an overwhelming endeavor to take on. However for many markets, it’s a critical piece for sustaining operations. The Farmers Market Fund and the Oregon State Farmers Market Association recently created a resource documenting fundraising strategies farmers markets have used to to raise money for their SNAP match programs. Although these ideas…

Beyond the Brand: Marketing your Mission for Improved Fundraising and Community Support

Liz Comiskey February 21, 2014

Is your market stuck in a fundraising rut?  Are you great at talking about why the market matters but not so good at explaining the role of your organization in making it happen? In this webinar, we learn about why and how to spend less energy promoting the market as just a great place to…

Creative Fundraising Strategies for Farmers Markets

FMC November 11, 2013

Watch this webinar that details successful ways that farmers markets have raised money. Webinar slides can be accessed here. Presenters include: Donita Anderson, Executive Director of the North Union Farmers Market in Ohio hosts several fundraising events throughout the year. Wayne S. Corey, President, Board of Directors Des Moines Farmers Market in Washington takes fundraising…

Fundraising to Support Your Market

Stacy November 6, 2013

This one-pager from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources has eight ideas for raising funds and collecting donations to grow a farmers market organization.

Fundraising Success: Hemlock Farmers Market Raises a Barn

Liz Comiskey July 24, 2013

By Emily Finn, Research and Education Intern In many ways, the Hemlock Farmers Market (HFM) in Hemlock, Michigan looks much like many other farmers markets across the US – a vital part of a small community; designed to support area producers and to provide healthier options for its residents; changing and growing from year to…

Fundraising for Sustainability: Memphis Farmers Market Revenue Strategies

Stacy November 3, 2009

In 2008, we lost our fiscal agent and the ability to secure most grants. However, we were able to secure capital improvement grants for our facility and site improvements. The reality of the situation then, as it is now, is that fundraising is our biggest challenge. We are reapplying for (c)(3) status and are focused on earned income. Our 2009 operating budget totals $118,000 and includes marketing services, depreciation, operations, a part-time market manager, promotional items and facility and site improvements.

Explore these Funding Alternatives for Farmers Markets

Allie Vrtachnik December 13, 2016

  By: Dar Wolnik, FMC Senior Researcher Many markets struggle to find funding, and most direct all of their energy to writing successful grants that also come with added project responsibilities. There are a few alternative options for funding that may be worth exploring for your market. None are quick fixes, but may offer some…