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    FansRaise - Crowdfunding for the Performing Arts

    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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    Here's the simple reason your performing org NEEDS to do a crowdfunding campaign.

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    The one simple reason that your group is missing the boat if you DON'T schedule a crowdfunding campaign comes down to - "IT'S EASY."

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    It's Drum Corps Season, So Commence the GFM Begging...

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    We completely disregard the notion that crowdfunding is a glorified synonym for "begging". It's just not true.

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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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    High School Band Fundraisers in the land of Texas and TMEA

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    FansRaise traveled to the great state of Texas to take part in TMEA 2018.

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    Indoor Ensembles - Use end-of-season championships to fuel your crowdfunding campaign

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    We've discussed the reasons why indoor ensembles (winter guard, indoor percussion) typically require additional funding resources. In most scholastic situations, these ensembles are typically play 2nd-fiddle to the school marching band, and sometimes these programs are under-funded.

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