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    FansRaise - Crowdfunding for the Performing Arts

    Crowdfunding Campaign Mechanics - Best Practices

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    Each week or so, we are going to share a "mechanical tip" or two so that our users and followers can potentially learn what's working, and possibly what's not working well based on others' crowdfunding experiences.

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    Another reason crowdfunding is perfect for high school band fundraisers

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    Most music programs will take some sort of an ensemble trip at some point in the school year. These can range from a day trip to the closest big city, to amusement park festivals (ala' Music in the Parks), a Bowl Game, or potentially even a longer trip out of the country.

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    Crowdfunding Campaign Tips - Do THIS to Incentivize Larger Donations

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    From time to time, we will highlight a particular aspect of a campaign to illustrate some best practices and crowdfunding campaign tips. While we do not actively promote any one campaign over another, we do want to openly share best practices in order to make your Org's FansRaise experience more successful.

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    Handy InfoGraphic to Use When Comparing Crowdfunding Providers

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    It's natural - you want to crowdfund for your performing ensemble, but you want to know more.

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    Band Boosters and Band Directors - Do you have your copy of the FansRaise DrillBook?

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    We just released a new resource, specifically designed for band boosters and band directors that are contemplating a FansRaise campaign.

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    Resources for band boosters, band parents, etc

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    In an effort to try to make the lives of band boosters easier, we wanted to share a few online resources that you may or may not be aware of:

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    How to get fuller participation from your group in band fundraising

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    One of the challenges that most, in not all, performing ensembles face is the percentage of participation within the student/member group. 

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    Using marching band fundraising to emphasize student ownership

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    FansRaise is quickly approaching our one year anniversary, and it's hard to believe that in less than a full year, we have self-developed, tested and re-tested, tweaked, tuned and launched a highly effective crowdfunding platform and payment processing solution.

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    As marching programs innovate, shouldn't fundraising evolve as well?

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    If you've been around the marching band, drum corps, indoor percussion or color guard space for any period of time, you have no doubt witnessed new levels of innovation that could be categorized as simply "historic".

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