3 Steps to Hosting GroupRaise Meals like a PRO

Posted by Devin

So you’ve just received an email about a new fundraiser request. This means a group nearby has chosen your restaurant and requested a fundraiser for a specific date online. Here are the 3 steps to turn this request into an awesome experience!

  1. Accepting a request

  2. Hosting fundraiser customers

  3. Issuing donations

1. Accepting a request

The experience starts with you responding to the request by logging onto www.groupraise.com/sign_in.

 

Two cents from the team:

  • Respond timely: Accepting within 48 hours of request is proven to increase event sales by 20%
  • Give a call to the organizer: Communicate any extra details and check progress of promotion

2. Hosting fundraiser customers

It’s the day of the event! Before customers flood in, you need to make sure you have done 2 things:

1) Put out a GroupRaise box: Place the box in a visible area (i.e. counter) to collect receipts from the group. Every supporter is told prior to the event to drop their receipt in the box to be counted towards the donation.

2) Inform employees in-store: How to have a happy event? By having happy employees who are informed and welcoming to fundraiser guests. Make sure your managers communicate to avoid any confusion.




Two cents from the team

  • Customers generally come in small groups throughout the event period unless specified, which means there is no need for over-staffing.
  • In case you are missing our box, replace it with any box shaped object. Email us at info@groupraise.com to request a new box.

3. Issuing donations

Once you’ve successfully hosted the organization, simply tally up all the receipts from the box and report the sales amount online to let the organizer know.

 

Two cents from the team

  • Don’t forget to benefit from tax-exemption for your donation.
  • You can choose to mail the check or ask the group to pick up at the restaurant at their convenience.