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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 - "FREE" is rarely the best answer

    Published by The FansRaise Team

    We have explored free or "nearly free" platforms in other posts, but this post jumped to the forefront of my creative mind YESTERDAY, when I received an unsolicited email for the 3rd time this month (and its only the 10th) from our friends at GoFundMe.

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    4 Ways That Marching Bands Can Increase Recruitment

    Published by The FansRaise Team

    It's that time of the school year, where ensemble directors are closely monitoring incoming middle school student numbers, and considering size and membership for the fall marching ensemble.

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    We talk to a lot of arts educators and booster parents - here's what they tell us.

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    As we continue to work with almost 200 performing arts organizations - including middle and high schools, non-profit organizations, school-based ensembles and top-tier elite marching organizations, here are some of the major points of "pain" that they share with us.

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    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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