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:
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.
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!
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').