FansRaise - Crowdfunding for the Performing Arts

    Examination of a Successful Campaign

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    When we can point to a successful campaign and use it as an illustration on how other Organizations can use a FansRaise campaign, we will try to promote and spread the word.

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    Reflections from a Championship Week - Band Boosters as "Tribes"

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    I had a chance to travel to Indianapolis for Bands of America Grand National Championships last week, and while my thoughts are still in a jumble at 30K feet, I wanted to provide some minor revelations that were realized this past week.

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    Still looking for your fill of marching band awesomeness?

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    If your season recently concluded and you're yearning for more marching band stuff, you should really check out FloMarching's broadcast of the Bands of America Grand National Championships.

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    Crowdfunding for Drum and Bugle Corps may be your answer

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    We have been receiving consistent interest from the independent performing arts world since our inception. Drum and bugle corps, as well as independent winter guards and percussion ensembles, are on their own with raising their own funds. They are typically open to anything feasible that may earn a return on their time investment.

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    Friday FansRaise Tip - Use the "Jedi Mind Trick" in Marching Band Fundraising

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    If you remember the original "Star Wars", there's a scene where Obi-Wan uses a mind technique to pass through a group of Imperial bad guys.

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    Band Fundraisers - Your Horror Stories

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    We put the call out on our Facebook Page and you all didn't disappoint!

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    Use FansRaise to help your students subsidize band trips, fees, etc...

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    Most of the inquiries we receive at FansRaise tend to involve large capital purchases for the Organization, such as uniforms, instruments, trucks/trailers, etc.

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    5 Ways Band Parents Can Support Their Kids

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    The work of band boosters and band parents is exhausting, all-encompassing, and never-ending. If your band program is one of the thousands of bands that go to adjudicated competitions throughout the fall, you are probably coming up on the end of your season. Congrats - you're almost at the finish line!

     

    Of course we recognize that all parrents are doing their very best! Whether you've performed in a competitive marching program yourself, or your just learning for the first time what you're kids have gotten themselves into, we thought it would be helpful to highlight some different ways to support your kids' final couple of weeks.

     

     

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    FansRaise Crowdfunding - Now Available on YouTube

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    We've recently added quite a bit to our YouTube channel, especially in the area of "how-to" support via a series of 6 short demo videos.

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    That time of the season - Band Boosters - how's the budget holding up?

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    In terms of the marching band season lifecycle - we are coming down the home stretch. Some parts of the country are entering the final competitions and championships of the season. For some, marching band goes into mid-November.

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