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    FansRaise - Crowdfunding for the Performing Arts

    Tips on how to make your arts program more "corporate business friendly"...

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    In a perfect world, your arts program should be viewed with admiration, respect, and a high-value for the work and the experiences provided to students.

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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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    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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    In fundraising - do you want to hit "singles" or "home runs"?

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    This morning on our way to breakfast at our favorite spot, I saw a marching band car wash in process. Later on that morning, less than 2 miles away I saw another car wash for a different activity I did not verify.

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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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    Huge marching field show productions require HUGE fundraising to reach the starting line

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    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.

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    The Worst Part of Marching Band is Fundraising

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    We simply ADORE marching band as an activity. There is no other activity that combines the artistic, physical, and creative elements with the extreme  teamwork and coordination required. Students wrestle with a 11-ish minute show for the better part of 6 months, dedicating countless hours to the pursuit of excellence.

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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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    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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    Using Crowdfunding to Pay For Band Trips, Fees, and Other Student Expenses

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    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.

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