Apply To Participate in This Year’s Fair

Applications are due no later than (5pm) September 14, 2015

Thank you for your interest in the Ithaca Alternative Gift Fair!   Each participating organization will be provided a table to display information about their programs and gifts. Give-away items (toys, keychains, pens, etc.) are not allowed at the tables. Edibles are allowed.  Organizations are asked to have staff present during the entire fair to answer questions and talk with shoppers.

We are only accepting applications from non-profit organizations with overall annual budgets of less than $2 million.  Due to space limitations, we only have room for (up to) 60 non-profit organizations.  If more than 60 applications are received, priority will be given to the organizations with the lowest budgets.  All applicants will receive notification of their status by September 18th.

All organizations selected, whether or not they have participated before, will be required to send at least one representative to a mandatory orientation workshop on how the Fair works and to learn what makes a gift description successful.

After the orientation, you will be asked to provide FOUR gift descriptions. A fifth gift will be an open category, so that shoppers can donate any amount they wish to your organization. If we do not already have your logo, your organization will be asked to send your logo  in electronic form to include on the IAGF website and in other promotional materials (flyers, posters, etc.). Please check the ORGANIZATION LOGO PAGE (opens in a new window) for your logo before continuing.

Table/registration fees this year will be:

  • $50 for organizations with budgets under $50,000,
  • $75 for those with budgets between $50,000 – $249,999, and
  • $100 for those with budgets of $250,000 and up.

These fees must be paid by check when you attend the orientation workshop.

The application will ask for your “Mission Statement”. A Mission Statement should just be a few sentences, (text only, no formatting), not a complete description of your program. We have a limit of 750 characters. If you need help, go to How to write a great mission statement.

To assist you in completing the application successfully, please use Microsoft Word or another editing program to calculate the number of characters in your responses.  Just highlight the section of a Word document you are copying from, click “Review” and then click “Word Count”.  Attempting to type more characters into the form will cause the submission to fail.


EXTREMELY IMPORTANT:  IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL THAT WE HAVE RECEIVED YOUR APPLICATION, THEN YOU MUST CONTACT US BEFORE THE APPLICATION DEADLINE!

Our mission is to…

...“provide our community with a meaningful alternative to holiday gift giving, one which celebrates personal charity, community health and well being, and the preservation of the planet.”

The Ithaca Alternative Gift Fair is fiscally sponsored by The Center for Transformative Action.

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