GroupRaise’s major innovation is the ability to organize restaurant fundraisers online in a matter of minutes without countless phone calls or emails.
(PRWEB) March 13, 2013
GroupRaise.com, which made its debut in 2011, has explosively grown to become the country’s largest online resource for non-profit restaurant fundraising opportunities, expanding its reach nationally to over 550 restaurants since the beginning of this year. GroupRaise has a directory of restaurants in over 180 communities across the US who are looking to be more connected with local customers and the causes they care about.
GroupRaise.com is the first site of its kind and is focused on making it easy to discover restaurants who are interested in giving back while slashing the time and effort it takes to orchestrate restaurant fundraisers with local restaurant decision makers. GroupRaise’s major innovation is the ability to organize restaurant fundraisers online in a matter of minutes without countless phone calls or emails. This is an exciting development for everyone needing a fundraiser who does not feel comfortable trying to negotiate with a local restaurant owner.
On http://www.groupraise.com individuals supporting non-profit groups can request dates at local restaurants to organize group meals in which they invite others to come eat with them and the restaurant donates back a percentage of the group’s meal sales to a charitable cause. GroupRaise Meals are typically attended by 20-200 customers of which 60% are first time customers to the restaurant and 96% report that they will return after the experience.
“We are focused on making restaurants and the non-profits in their communities more connected and aware of each other. By bringing the process of organizing restaurant fundraisers online we feel as though we can help make these opportunities more transparent and viable for customers who might not feel as comfortable setting things up with traditional methods such as phone calls or email,” said Devin Baptiste, Co-Founder of GroupRaise.
Restaurant chains like Jason’s Deli are now using the service nationally to gain a competitive advantage in growing their community involvement as well as to make connections with the coveted millennial demographic. About half of the restaurants in GroupRaise’s online network are located near a college campus. For many restaurants, GroupRaise is a tool to bring in new customers who have never walked in the door without having to offer them a discount or coupon like with other services. For more information, visit http://www.groupraise.com