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    FansRaise - Crowdfunding for the Performing Arts

    Using Crowdfunding to Pay For Band Trips, Fees, and Other Student Expenses

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    If your performing organization travels, performs at destination events like bowl games, festivals, or just presents a large price tag to participate - crowdfunding can be an extremely effective method to allow student participants to offset those costs.

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    Answerbag - "Why wouldn't I just do a GFM crowdfunding campaign?"

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    Another fairly common question we hear, so let's go ahead and address the elephant in the room.

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    Answerbag - How Long Should Your Campaign Last? Benefits of Start and End Dates...

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    This is another common question we get - how long should my campaign run?

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    Answerbag - How Big a Group Do I Need For a Crowdfunding Campaign ?

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    This is a common question that is asked by smaller ensembles frequently.

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    Why Social Crowdfunding Campaigns Struggle, and Why Email is Still Vital To Success

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    Facebook is just one example of a social community that has rapidly changed as a result of numerous factors.

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    Create more student "engagement" by showing them the REAL costs of your program

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    Really quick - grab a snare drummer from your marching band and ask them how much a marching snare drum costs?

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    Crowdfunding as a Different Type of Marching Band Fundraising

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    Having spent most of the last 35 years around music programs and marching bands in various capacities, I can state that there are as many contrasting attitudes and viewpoints on the topic of "marching band fundraising" as there are broken and wonky music stands in the corner of your band room (go ahead and count - I'll wait)...

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    The 5 Things That Your Band Crowdfunding Campaign Must Have

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    People like lists, and quick-hit, indexed and referenced content that's useful and helpful.

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