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    FansRaise - Crowdfunding for the Performing Arts

    Brian Gilbert

    Founder & CEO FansRaise, Inc.
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    3 Reasons why Marching Ensembles find more success with FansRaise

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    Marching band is one of the activities that commonly finds itself on our doorstep at FansRaise. And it makes perfect sense on many levels:

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    Your Friday FansRaise Tip - High Goals Require High Fundraising Expectations

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    Ensembles that use the FansRaise platform to generate funds are either (a) raising money for the Org's capital campaign or (b) presenting student performers with a way to offset their own personal costs to participate.

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    We talk to a lot of arts educators and booster parents - here's what they tell us.

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    As we continue to work with almost 200 performing arts organizations - including middle and high schools, non-profit organizations, school-based ensembles and top-tier elite marching organizations, here are some of the major points of "pain" that they share with us.

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    There are TWO primary ways to approach fundraising for your ensemble, but which is best for you?

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    Performing ensembles typically have a variety of needs that range from uber-specific (like, new bassoon bocals) to the very general and broad (we need a new equipment truck for our band program).

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    Your Friday FansRaise Tip - Learn from what others are doing

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    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:

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    Our Most "Musically Talented" Presidents

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    We know that an arts education yields more well-rounded students, and many studies have been done to confirm a direct between high academic achievement and exposure to the fine and performing arts.

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    High School Band Fundraisers in the land of Texas and TMEA

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    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:

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    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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