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    FansRaise - Crowdfunding for the Performing Arts

    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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    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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    Here's the simple reason your performing org NEEDS to do a crowdfunding campaign.

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    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."

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    Answerbag - "Why wouldn't I just do a GFM crowdfunding campaign?"

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    Another fairly common question we hear, so let's go ahead and address the elephant in the room.

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    Answerbag - What are the biggest MISTAKES to avoid within my Crowdfunding Campaign?

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    The answers to this question might be the most important one on this blog.

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    Answerbag - How Long Should Your Campaign Last? Benefits of Start and End Dates...

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    This is another common question we get - how long should my campaign run?

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    Answerbag - How Big a Group Do I Need For a Crowdfunding Campaign ?

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    This is a common question that is asked by smaller ensembles frequently.

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    It's Drum Corps Season, So Commence the GFM Begging...

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    We completely disregard the notion that crowdfunding is a glorified synonym for "begging". It's just not true.

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    Create more student "engagement" by showing them the REAL costs of your program

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    Really quick - grab a snare drummer from your marching band and ask them how much a marching snare drum costs?

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    Crowdfunding as a Different Type of Marching Band Fundraising

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    Having spent most of the last 35 years around music programs and marching bands in various capacities, I can state that there are as many contrasting attitudes and viewpoints on the topic of "marching band fundraising" as there are broken and wonky music stands in the corner of your band room (go ahead and count - I'll wait)...

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