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    4 Ways to Drive Arts Fundraising During Covid-19 Recovery

    Published by The FansRaise Team

    Arts program costs didn’t go on quarantine.

    Fundraisers and events are going to look very different during the upcoming months. 

    Here's how you can kickstart your school's fundraising in the wake of Covid-19.

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    [Updated] No platform fees in 2020

    Published by The FansRaise Team

    We all know times are tough right now.

    And of course that includes schools and arts programs, many of whom are unsure what next year will bring.

    • Many schools face budget cuts in the wake of economic downturn.
    • Arts programs are scrambling to replace lost revenue.
    • Reliable fundraisers—like bake sales & car washes—are cancelled.

    It’s a difficult time to be planning a marching band season or show choir set. But we can help.

    Funding the arts is what we do.  For years, we’ve been helping ensembles buy gear and enhance their programs.

    This is our "why." — We want to help.

     

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    What is Peer to Peer Fundraising, and Why Your Ensemble Needs to Do It Now

    Published by The FansRaise Team

    Peer to peer fundraising is among most widespread and highly-visible fundraising tactics used by non-profit organizations (of all shapes and sizes) - mainly due to the fact that IT WORKS REALLY WELL.

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    How This Marching Ensemble Met a $30,000 Fundraising Goal in a Few Short Weeks

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    Updated 6/27/2020 - 

    Considering how the performing/marching arts and school arts programs are HIGHLY up in the air due to Covid-19, the ability to DIGITALLY FUNDRAISE and reach potential donors online is KEY to fundraising in the time of Covid. Scroll to the end of this post for some updated Covid-19 fundraising links.

     

    Regardless of how large your group is, where your group is located, or the relative economics of the region in which you live, a well-coordinated crowdfunding campaign is your best bet for large-scale fundraising. 

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    Not crowdfunding - it's a Capital Campaign outside of the box...

    Published by The FansRaise Team

    Sometimes, the name we assign to things allows for preconceptions and a misplacement of understanding.

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    Should Marching Band Participation Be Required in High School Music Programs?

    Published by The FansRaise Team

    Disclaimer - In assembling this post, we drew on the input and expertise of dozens of colleagues and current/former high school music educators. We realize that different regions of the United States look at the marching band activity differently, and that what works in one school district will not be a fit in another community.

    So now we're going to "touch" the 3rd rail that we probably shouldn't mess with - but here we go...

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    90 Performing Arts Fundraising Ideas - HUGE Guide for Arts Ensembles (Podcast Ep 302)

    Published by The FansRaise Team

    There are hundreds of ways to raise money for your ensemble — and most of them are GoFundMe.

    Band directors and arts administrators are always fundraising. But what about other ideas—besides crowdfunding?

    We've compiled a list of 90 of the best fundraising ideas that your whole organization will love.

    The list is organized into the following categories. Use these links to jump to each category:

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