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    FansRaise - Crowdfunding for the Performing Arts

    Huge marching field show productions require HUGE fundraising to reach the starting line

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    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.

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    This is the WORST Part of Marching Band (you CAN'T disagree)

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    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.

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    Your Friday FansRaise Tip - Launch Dates Matter In Crowdfunding

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    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.

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    Ensemble Fundraising - How To Plan and "HACK" your Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    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. 

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    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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