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    Your Friday FansRaise Tip - The best campaign is one already launched

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    This morning, I got up early to take the kids to school. Tonight is homecoming, and the hallways have all been decorated by the various classes at my daughters' school. Kids were encouraged to arrive early so they could walk around and "take in the sights".

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    Your Friday FansRaise Tip - October can be the PERFECT STORM (for your crowdfunding campaign)

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    The days are getting shorter, the temperatures are beginning to drop a little, and October will soon be upon us. 

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    Your Friday FansRaise Tip - Give Your Campaign a 2nd Wind

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    When a campaign launches, there is usually a flurry of donations that come in fast and furious. In fact it can be somewhat overwhelming to experience endless email notifications (the FansRaise platform allows you to customize your alerts, from real-time, to a daily roll up, to weekly, etc). It's not uncommon for campaigns to reach 60-70% of goal within mere hours of being live.

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    3 Reasons That Performing Ensembles Raise 417% More Money With FansRaise

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    Performing ensembles around the United States are quickly figuring out that crowdfunding campaigns that are  efficient and customized produce amazing results for marching bands, drum and bugle corps, indoor performing ensembles, theater and drama programs.

     

    We compared groups that are utilizing our system for group and ensemble crowdfunding compared against groups that are not following our model (meaning they are using the bare bones of our platform, but not closely following our best practice guidance, not utilizing participant contacts and relying on a basic 'donation page only').

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    Your Friday FansRaise Tip - Less is More

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    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.

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    Your Friday FansRaise Tip - There's Strength In Numbers

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    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.

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    Answerbag - Should I do a "Capital/Org Campaign' or a "Student Campaign'?

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    A question as old as the ages - or actually as old as FansRaise since we were the first platform to offer both types of campaign structures in one system!

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    Your Friday FansRaise Tip - Launch Dates Matter In Crowdfunding

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    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.

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    Your Friday FansRaise Tip - Incentivize Larger Donations

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    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.

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    Fall Marching Band Fundraising - How To Plan and "HACK" your Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    We've mentioned before that one of the biggest assets that your ensemble has going for it is the large number of students or member participants. 

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