Pledge to Drink Haitian (monthly coffee cart ideas)

raise money w/ a Haitian coffee cart

Great Fundraising Idea Nonprofits:   Monthly Coffee Cart

  1. 80% of adults drink and will spend $300+ a year on coffee — why not Haitian?
  2. Get folks to pledge / sign up to drink Haitian for the year
  3. Distribute bags via a coffee cart / table on the first Sunday of every month.  At the office or school, put monthly coffee in the break room for pickup.
  4. Set and post a concrete goal for money raised.  Track progress, share photos, stories.

The big picture :

If just 50 of your supporter households drink Haitian for one year, you’ll raise $5,400: 50 x 3 bags/month x 12 months x $3 per bag

Add chocolate on special holidays & proceeds grow (Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day)

Details :

  1. Create a plan / set a concrete goal for money raised (cistern repair, books, trade school, vitamins).  Example plan
  2. Identify volunteers to coordinate orders & delivery — for example, staff a monthly coffee cart (add chocolate on special occasions).  Too often? How about first 2 Sundays every quarter!
  3. Announce a “pledge to drink Haitian” event to share goals, method. Add our blank stationery to any order.
  4. Your group signs up for a wholesale account at Singing Rooster (top right corner of every page on site).  Forward  confirmation email back to the Rooster.  Then order our at-cost sampler.
  5. Hold your event & sign up supporters.  Use/modify our Sign up template

monthly-coffee-cartDistribution :   Set up a coffee cart / table on the first Sunday of the month where volunteers staff 3 months in a row (then train the next in line).   At the office, put monthly coffee in the break room.  Have a plan for people who don’t show or if they want to decrease or temporarily stop a month  (donate extra bags to the cause, give to friends, family?)  Have extra bags on hand to sell to folks who aren’t officially signed up.

* track progress towards goal attainment, post photos
** take advantage of Singing Rooster’s helpful marketing materials cut and paste photos, text to use on social media (on your website, Facebook, flyers, etc.)

Haitian coffee farmers win when you use Singing Rooster's fundraising program.

Keep reminding people that farmers earn 66% from every bag sold!  Building autonomy in Haiti is a lot of work – but it’s required. Learn more about the impact you’ll have by partnering w/ the Rooster.

  • Publicity Resources save time when you’re raising money for Haiti or elsewhere around the globe.
    • Add brochures, tent cards, stationery, to wholesale orders.  After login, find at bottom of 1-page quick shop or on marketing page.
    • 1/2 sheet flyer  (MS word template – add your logo, words)
    • Farmer to Table Prezi :  use online or  download & use offline
    • Singing Rooster’s Power Point (created a couple years ago) is a good starting point to present ideas to your supporters.
    • contact Singing Rooster for high resolution photos (please cite & link to Singing Rooster)

Like our Pledge to Drink Haitian coffee cart?  We have other  great fundraising ideas !

Add Free Marketing materials to wholesale orders:

Singing Rooster Marketing Materials - brochureMaterials - Tent cards
Tri-fold brochure

Singing Rooster Marketing Materials - blank flyer
Blank flyer – write your own message

Singing Rooster Marketing Materials - metal artcards
How Oil Drum Art is Made Flyer

Singing Rooster Marketing Materials

space-saving tent cards (stack them)


8.5 x 11 posters help tell the story