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    FansRaise - Crowdfunding for the Performing Arts

    90 Performing Arts Fundraising Ideas - HUGE Guide for Arts Ensembles

    Published by The FansRaise Team

    We spend a lot of time talking to directors and administrators of organizations that are involved in fundraising efforts, and it’s a topic that we research continuously.

    Many of you know that FansRaise is the world’s first (and only) platform built specifically for performing arts crowdfunding, but in this list we WILL NOT list “crowdfunding.”

    Instead, we’re going to explore the many different methods that your organization could use to raise the money you need for the stuff you’d like to do.

    We’ve organized this list into the following categories. Use these links to jump to each category:

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    High School Band Fundraisers in the land of Texas and TMEA

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    This is TMEA week in the great state of Texas, and just like last year, FansRaise is preparing to head cross-country to participate in one of the largest performing arts conferences in the country.

    Here are some thoughts from 2018's wrap-up:

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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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    How 64 Band Kids Increased Fundraising by 417% in One Month

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    Performing ensembles around the United States are quickly figuring out that crowdfunding campaigns that are  efficient and customized produce amazing results for marching bands, drum and bugle corps, indoor performing ensembles, theater and drama programs.

     

    We compared groups that are utilizing our system for group and ensemble crowdfunding compared against groups that are not following our model (meaning they are using the bare bones of our platform, but not closely following our best practice guidance, not utilizing participant contacts and relying on a basic 'donation page only').

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    Tips on how to make your arts program more "corporate business friendly"...

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    In a perfect world, your arts program should be viewed with admiration, respect, and a high-value for the work and the experiences provided to students.

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    Your Friday FansRaise Tip - October can 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 will soon be upon us. 

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    3 Reasons That Performing Ensembles Raise 417% More Money With FansRaise

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    Performing ensembles around the United States are quickly figuring out that crowdfunding campaigns that are  efficient and customized produce amazing results for marching bands, drum and bugle corps, indoor performing ensembles, theater and drama programs.

     

    We compared groups that are utilizing our system for group and ensemble crowdfunding compared against groups that are not following our model (meaning they are using the bare bones of our platform, but not closely following our best practice guidance, not utilizing participant contacts and relying on a basic 'donation page only').

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    In fundraising - do you want to hit "singles" or "home runs"?

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    This morning on our way to breakfast at our favorite spot, I saw a marching band car wash in process. Later on that morning, less than 2 miles away I saw another car wash for a different activity I did not verify.

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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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