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."
We completely disregard the notion that crowdfunding is a glorified synonym for "begging". It's just not true.
Really quick - grab a snare drummer from your marching band and ask them how much a marching snare drum costs?
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)...