A great way to supplement your online fundraising efforts on Red Basket is to hold a fundraising event, such as a restaurant fundraiser. The basis of the classic restaurant fundraiser goes something like this: You get to enjoy your favorite food while gathering your supporters for a great time, and the restaurant will donate a portion of the proceeds to your cause. It can be more work than you originally anticipate, though, so we’ve sketched it out for you and compiled a list of helpful websites:

Restaurant-Fundraisers.com – A complete, all-inclusive guide to running a restaurant fundraiser. From picking a venue to planning your event and following up afterwards, this page has it all.

http://www.restaurant-fundraisers.com/how-to-run-a-successful-restaurant-night

Fundraising-Newsletters.com – Here you can read up on pretty much everything you need to know before you host your fundraising night.

http://www.fundraising-newsletters.com/fundraising-with-restaurant-nights.html

ScholasticaTravel.com – This website lists restaurants that let you fundraise for your school. Most of the restaurants support causes outside of schools, too, so don’t skip it over!

http://www.scholasticatravel.com/2012/08/06/20-chain-restaurants-with-fundraising-opportunities-for-school-trips/

FundraiserHelp.com – Here’s a lengthy list of fast food restaurants that offer fundraising opportunities for your cause. Keep scrolling down and you’ll find even more ways to raise money.

http://www.fundraiserhelp.com/fast-food-fundraisers.htm

HubPages.com – Whether it’s a club, nonprofit, school, or sports team, here is a collective list of helpful tools to plan a restaurant fundraiser.

http://ilovelegostoo.hubpages.com/hub/restaurant-fundraising

Lauren Fischer
Communications Specialist
Lauren is the Communications Specialist for RedBasket.org. She writes content for the blog, social media and other materials, as well as secures media coverage for RedBasket.org projects!