The days are getting shorter, the temperatures are beginning to drop a little, and October is upon us.
Winter Guard, Indoor Percussion, and Indoor Winds are some of the ensembles that commonly use FansRaise for easier and more effective fundraising.
Regardless if your ensemble is Scholastic or Independent, indoor groups often struggle for funding to meet the needs of advanced design, aggressive travel, and top-box instruction.
Here are (3) reasons that indoor ensembles are finding more success with FansRaise than other conventional ("yawn") fundraising tactics:
When students are presented with a new concept in class, the question that always follows about 10 minutes into the lesson goes something like, "Will this be on the test/midterm/final exam?"
Vocal ensembles require solid fundraising for concert and performance tours, commissioning of new works, and other overhead expenses that quickly add up...
Fundraising is the necessary evil in the performing arts. Most, if not all groups are faced with having to make some form of fundraising a requirement for participation.
It's so obvious.
It's the thing that humans hate possibly more than spiders, snakes, the dark, clowns, and elevators (my wife REALLY hates elevators)...
Got it yet?
Here's another hint - it's the one thing that probably holds back your group fundraising effort more than anything else, yet nobody talks about it.
...and its the same thing that kept you from "shooting your shot" with the cute kid in 8th grade for the Homecoming Dance...
To the uninitiated, marching bands and drum and bugle corps are not the sideshow that they might have once been. The days of only being seen at football halftime shows and strolling down Main Street in a parade have vanished.
We frequently compare and contract campaigns to get a broader view of what "works" and which approaches tend to fall a little flat. After running campaigns and working with more than 100 ensembles - we can begin to see trends and make suggestions that are results-driven.