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