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.
The days are getting shorter, the temperatures are beginning to drop a little, and October will soon be upon us.
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').
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.
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!
Yes, the Blue Devils actually recreated the DINER from that famous painting on a football field, and then wrapped a well-conceived production around the backstory of the diner's customers.
We simply ADORE marching band as an activity. There is no other activity that combines the artistic, physical, and creative elements with the extreme teamwork and coordination required. Students wrestle with a 11-ish minute show for the better part of 6 months, dedicating countless hours to the pursuit of excellence.
One pro-tip we can offer any performing ensemble that is looking to embark on a successful crowdfunding campaign is to closely pay attention to HOW you launch your campaign.
We've mentioned before that one of the biggest assets that your ensemble has going for it is the large number of students or member participants.
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.