One of the big advantages of using a service like FansRaise is that much of the hard stuff is done for you. We've built a system of email templates that you might not even want to look at, let alone edit, that perpetuates your communications to both students and donors alike.
The numbers you have in your group are your largest asset. Let's say you have a group of 100 musicians in your ensemble. That would be 100 different networks that you can potentially use to promote your campaign, and instead of one campaign page doing all the work, with FansRaise you have 100 individualized versions* of the page that will be broadcasted via social and email.
Yes, the Blue Devils actually recreated the DINER from that famous painting on a football field, and then wrapped a well-conceived production around the backstory of the diner's customers.
One pro-tip we can offer any performing ensemble that is looking to embark on a successful crowdfunding campaign is to closely pay attention to HOW you launch your campaign.
It's a well-established fact that working harder AND smarter is the best path to success in just about all things. Crowdfunding campaigns are no different.
If your performing organization travels, performs at destination events like bowl games, festivals, or just presents a large price tag to participate - crowdfunding can be an extremely effective method to allow student participants to offset those costs.
The one simple reason that your group is missing the boat if you DON'T schedule a crowdfunding campaign comes down to - "IT'S EASY."