For Nonprofit Fundraising, Could Coffee Shops Be The New Thrift Stores?

Apr 3, 2014

The proprietors of City Cafe in Manchester hope their new downtown coffee shop can bring in enough profit to send thousands each month to nonprofit groups.
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Running a business that puts its profits into nonprofits isn't new - but the most common business we see is usually a thrift store.

A new coffeeshop in Manchester, called City Cafe, is using food and drink to boost nonprofit groups.

Kathleen Callahan wrote about City Cafe for New Hampshire Business Review. She tells All Things Considered host Brady Carlson about this and other restaurants and cafes in the state putting their profits toward nonprofit causes.