2. IF YOUR PHILANTHROPIC ORGANIZATION
is looking to raise money for a local charity, it’s easy to immediately think about
hosting a bingo night or raffle. Instead of going the predictable route,
incorporate the fun of food into your fundraiser, because everyone has to eat!
There are a handful of creative and out-of-the-box ways to sell food. Here are
four of my favorites.
3. You’d be surprised that quite a few chain restaurants have
fundraising programs! Below are a few examples.
PARTNER WITH LOCAL
Rita’s: You can schedule a day when members of your organization will be
“celebrity scoopers” at your local Ritas. Your organization can earn money in
Applebee’s: Although they are not open for breakfast, Applebee’s offers a
pancake fundraiser during non-operating hours. Customers can pay at the
door and will be served breakfast plates filled with pancakes, sausage and
scrambled eggs by members of your organization.
Friendly's: You can earn a portion of the store’s sales if customers dine with
a voucher created specifically for your event.
4. Tired of the predictable bake sale with traditional chocolate chip
cookies and brownies? Add a pop of excitement to your baked goods
with bright colors and complex flavors -- people will be more enticed
to take a took at what you’re selling and make a purchase! Take the
time to get creative by tie-dying icing on cupcakes, baking a patch of
decadent salted caramel pretzel brownies, or shaping cupcakes like
shamrocks in time for St. Patrick’s Day.
HOLD A NON-
TRADITIONAL BAKE SALE
5. This easy charity event requires minimum preparation and has the
allure of personalization to suit everyone’s tastes. Coordinate a
customizable potato or macaroni and cheese bar complete with chili,
cooked broccoli, sour cream, shredded cheese, bacon bits, chives,
spices and more.
CUSTOMIZABLE FOOD BAR
6. Although participants will have to be over 21, an evening of wine
tasting will be very enjoyable for participants looking for a night out
while still making a difference. Try contacting local wineries to see if
they will sponsor the event and provide a variety of wines for
participants to try. It’s also very important to provide light
refreshments, so think about putting together a fruit, nut, cheese, and
cracker plate that will pair well with the wines being served.