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.
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.
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.
We just released a new resource, specifically designed for band boosters and band directors that are contemplating a FansRaise campaign.
One of the challenges that most, in not all, performing ensembles face is the percentage of participation within the student/member group.
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.
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".