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    FansRaise - Crowdfunding for the Performing Arts

    Brian Gilbert

    Founder & CEO FansRaise, Inc.
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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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    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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    Tips on how to make your arts program more "corporate business friendly"...

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    In a perfect world, your arts program should be viewed with admiration, respect, and a high-value for the work and the experiences provided to students.

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    Your Friday FansRaise Tip - October can be the PERFECT STORM (for your crowdfunding campaign)

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    The days are getting shorter, the temperatures are beginning to drop a little, and October will soon be upon us. 

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    3 Ways to Improve Group Communications

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    We all belong to GROUPS, which in most cases equate to "things my kid begged me to sign up for".

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    Band parents confused by the whole "judging" thing?

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    Band parents - even those that have been around the block a few times - frequently ask a lot of questions about the judging aspects of the marching activity.

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