Last week we travelled to Texas for TMEA - one of the largest gatherings of music educators in the United States. Over the course of 4 days we had dozens of conversations with educators as well as students and parents, and across all categories we saw a few key concerns come up repeatedly:
This is TMEA week in the great state of Texas, and just like last year, FansRaise is preparing to head cross-country to participate in one of the largest performing arts conferences in the country.
Here are some thoughts from 2018's wrap-up:
Props. Scenery. Visual Staging.
Regardless of what you choose to call it - big, giant, elaborate "thingies" are taking up residence on the 40 yard line/back hash.
And props are never just limited to outdoor marching ensembles. Provided the pieces can fit through a gymnasium door, you'll also see them on basketball courts as part of indoor winter guard and percussion shows, as well.
When selecting a crowdfunding campaign GOAL, there are special considerations that need to be addressed.
While much of the country has been thrust into the rude reality of single-digit temperatures (2 degrees here as I write this), many groups are embracing the comforting "warmth" of group crowdfunding.
Every organization has its own unique culture. This is especially true when it comes to organizational fundraising.
One of the things that we've observed at FansRaise is that Sundays are not a sleepy day of downtime before the week wakes up.
The holiday season is a perfect time to think about maximizing the pull of your crowdfunding campaign. Your student participants are likely to be bumping into far-flung relatives that they rarely see. Asking them to support your donation campaign is made much easier face-to-face, and talking about your performing season is a great icebreaker!