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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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    Crowdfunding Campaigns Need Contacts That Meet These 3 Requirements

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    We put together this quick video blog about the three things to consider when adding contacts to your FansRaise crowdfunding contacts list.

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    Big Platform Updates, Changes from FansRaise

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    This morning, FansRaise took a significant leap forward with pushing a new feature release into production, which will impact campaigns in new and exciting ways...

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    FansRaise Crowdfunding - Now Available on YouTube

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    We've recently added quite a bit to our YouTube channel, especially in the area of "how-to" support via a series of 6 short demo videos.

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    Your Friday FansRaise Tip - Set the Clock in Motion

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    If you ask 100 band boosters or band directors to describe their impressions of marching band season, it might resemble the opening 15 minutes of 'Saving Private Ryan'...

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    Milestone - Year 1 Reflections on FansRaise Crowdfunding

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    FansRaise is officially turning 1-years-old, and as we reflect back at the last 12 months we have a lot to be thankful about.

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    Crowdfunding Campaign Tips - Do THIS to Incentivize Larger Donations

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    From time to time, we will highlight a particular aspect of a campaign to illustrate some best practices and crowdfunding campaign tips. While we do not actively promote any one campaign over another, we do want to openly share best practices in order to make your Org's FansRaise experience more successful.

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    Band Boosters and Band Directors - Do you have your copy of the FansRaise DrillBook?

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    We just released a new resource, specifically designed for band boosters and band directors that are contemplating a FansRaise campaign.

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    Quick Update on a Busy Weekend

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    I'm typing this from a brewpub, laying over between watching the Crossmen rehearse and before heading all the way up to DCI in Allentown PA.

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    Contact lists - what works for crowdfunding and marching band fundraising?

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    This post will be actually geared toward ensemble directors as well as student/member participants of any current or upcoming FansRaise campaign. All are welcome, of course, but we wanted to provide some additional detail around member contact lists, how we use them, and what seems to be working best in the world of high school band fundraisers.

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