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    FansRaise - Crowdfunding for the Performing Arts

    Your Friday FansRaise Tip - Learn from what others are doing

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    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:

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    Our Most "Musically Talented" Presidents

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    We know that an arts education yields more well-rounded students, and many studies have been done to confirm a direct between high academic achievement and exposure to the fine and performing arts.

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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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    It might be chilly outside, but crowdfunding is feeling HOT like LAVA.

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    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.

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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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    "Do I need to involve my students/members in my crowdfunding campaign?"

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    This question pops up from time to time, so I thought a blog post might be in order...

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    New Report on Arts Fundraising - Your $10,000 Blueprint

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    We just released a new piece designed to provide performing arts ensembles with important know-how and step by step instructions on how to best assemble a campaign that will succeed.

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    Examination of a Successful Campaign

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    When we can point to a successful campaign and use it as an illustration on how other Organizations can use a FansRaise campaign, we will try to promote and spread the word.

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