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    FansRaise - Crowdfunding for the Performing Arts

    Your Friday FansRaise Tip - Don't Throw Away Your 'Shot'

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    When selecting a crowdfunding campaign GOAL, there are special considerations that need to be addressed.

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    It might be chilly outside, but crowdfunding is feeling HOT like LAVA.

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    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.

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    Here's to educators working their tails-off on Sunday

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    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.

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    Crowdfunding Campaigns Around The Holidays

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    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!

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    Your Friday FansRaise Tip - Facing Skepticism

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    Whenever you try to do something a little out of the norm, skepticism and doubt is likely to find you...

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    Wildest Uniforms Ever Seen in the Marching Activity (Who's on our list?)

    Published by The FansRaise Team

    There are a lot of visual innovations coming into the indoor and outdoor marching activities. If you are staying current and following the worlds of competitive drum and bugle corps, marching band, indoor winter guard and percussion - the recent trends in uniforming and costuming have been dramatic, striking, and downright amazing.

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    How 64 Band Kids Increased Fundraising by 417% in One Month

    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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    Your Friday FansRaise Tip - The best campaign is one already launched

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    This morning, I got up early to take the kids to school. Tonight is homecoming, and the hallways have all been decorated by the various classes at my daughters' school. Kids were encouraged to arrive early so they could walk around and "take in the sights".

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