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    FansRaise - Crowdfunding for the Performing Arts

    How We're Helping: No more 15% platform fees

    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

    Published by The FansRaise Team

     

     

    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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    October should be the PERFECT STORM (for your crowdfunding campaign)

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    The days are getting shorter, the temperatures are beginning to drop a little, and October is upon us. 

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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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    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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