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    The Real Reason Students Respond to Measurement and Accountability

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    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?"

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    Your Friday FansRaise Tip - The Hardest Thing About ANY Fundraising (that you don't have to worry about)

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    It's simple.

    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...

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    Your Friday FansRaise Tip - High Goals Require High Fundraising Expectations

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    Ensembles that use the FansRaise platform to generate funds are either (a) raising money for the Org's capital campaign or (b) presenting student performers with a way to offset their own personal costs to participate.

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    Your Friday FansRaise Tip - Don't Throw Away Your 'Shot'

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    When selecting a crowdfunding campaign GOAL, there are special considerations that need to be addressed.

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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, skeptics are likely to find you...

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    Answerbag - Should I do a "Capital/Org Campaign' or a "Student Campaign'?

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    A question as old as the ages - or actually as old as FansRaise since we were the first platform to offer both types of campaign structures in one system!

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    Answerbag - "Why wouldn't I just do a GFM crowdfunding campaign?"

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    Another fairly common question we hear, so let's go ahead and address the elephant in the room.

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    Answerbag - What are the biggest MISTAKES to avoid within my Crowdfunding Campaign?

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    The answers to this question might be the most important one on this blog.

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    Answerbag - How Long Should Your Campaign Last? Benefits of Start and End Dates...

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    This is another common question we get - how long should my campaign run?

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