CHICAGO FAIR TRADE

Chicago, IL   |  www.chicagofairtrade.org

Mission

Chicago Fair Trade cultivates a community dedicated to an economy that values the labor & dignity of all people. CFT is the largest fair trade coalition in the United States. We increase support for economic and environmental justice through consumer education, advocacy, and promotion of local fair trade businesses. We’re proud to be a local and national leader in raising awareness about and building support for fair trade and its principles of environmental sustainability, ethical production methods, fair wages, and safe working conditions.

Ruling year info

2007

Principal Officer

Katherine Bissell Cordova

Main address

3319 N. Cicero Avenue #410386

Chicago, IL 60641 USA

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EIN

02-0776317

NTEE code info

International Economic Development (Q32)

Economic Development (S30)

Management & Technical Assistance (S02)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Chicago Fair Trade Business Network

Chicago Fair Trade has over 30 business members all engaged in fair trade. CFT pairs thriving, established fair trade businesses with people seeking to start new fair trade businesses or incorporate fair trade into their existing businesses.

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Financials

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CHICAGO FAIR TRADE

Board of directors
as of 9/14/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Shelly Ruzicka

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No