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    3 Reasons why Indoor Ensembles raise WAY MORE money with FansRaise

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    Winter Guard, Indoor Percussion, and Indoor Winds are some of the ensembles that commonly use FansRaise for easier and more effective fundraising.

    Regardless if your ensemble is Scholastic or Independent, indoor groups often struggle for funding to meet the needs of advanced design, aggressive travel, and top-box instruction.

    Here are (3) reasons that indoor ensembles are finding more success with FansRaise than other conventional ("yawn") fundraising tactics:

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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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    3 Reasons Why Vocal Ensembles Raise WAY MORE Money with FansRaise

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    Vocal ensembles require solid fundraising for concert and performance tours, commissioning of new works, and other overhead expenses that quickly add up...

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    This Small Attitude Shift Increases Ensemble Fundraising Results 10X

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    Fundraising is the necessary evil in the performing arts. Most, if not all groups are faced with having to make some form of fundraising a requirement for participation.

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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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    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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    Our most successful campaigns share these 4 characteristics

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    We frequently compare and contract campaigns to get a broader view of what "works" and which approaches tend to fall a little flat. After running campaigns  and working with more than 100 ensembles - we can begin to see trends and make suggestions that are results-driven.

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    3 Ways to Increase Student/Family Participation In Your Crowdfunding Campaign

    Published by The FansRaise Team

    One of the ways to ensure that your campaign reaches your targeted goal is to do everything within your organization's power to increase participation. 

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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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