WEBINAR RECORDING: How to Organize an Alternative Gift Fair
Want to build community?
Tired of the commercialization of the holidays?
Organize an Alternative Gift Fair in your town! Watch this free webinar to learn how.
Alternative Gift Fairs are a way to promote the gift-giving tradition of the holiday season without the wastefulness and commercialization of conventional shopping.
Alternative gifts prioritize meaning over materials — they may include charitable donations, gently used secondhand items, help for a community project, and more. Whether for a few dozen or a few hundred people, Alternative Gift Fairs are a fun and inspiring way to celebrate the holidays.
In November 2013 New Dream held a webinar about how to organize an Alternative Gift Fair in your community. Dovetailing with New Dream's Guide to Holding An Alternative Gift Fair, the webinar covered topics such as how to get started, obtaining funding and participants, and advice on how to publicize your event.
Click here to watch a recording of the webinar. Get inspired and hear directly from the organizers of successful and established Alternative Gift Fairs.
Additional resources about Alternative Gift Fairs:
- New Dream's Guide to Holding An Alternative Gift Fair
- Abundance Swap in Ashland, OR
- National Education Association Alternative Gift Fair in Washington, DC
- Alternative Gifts of Greater Washington, Inc.
- Alternative Gifts International
Video length: Approx. 1 hour. The webinar slideshow can be downloaded here.