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    FansRaise - Crowdfunding for the Performing Arts

    In support of all of our music booster parents - finding ways to provide for the kids

    Published by The FansRaise Team

    Busy, frantic, and harried parents have so much on the plate these days. The feeling of being pulled in umpteen directions and fighting an uphill battle is not something we thought we signed up for may years ago when we began to have children!

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    3 Reasons why Marching Ensembles find more success with FansRaise

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    Marching band is one of the activities that commonly finds itself on our doorstep at FansRaise. And it makes perfect sense on many levels:

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    Your Friday FansRaise Tip - High Goals Require High Fundraising Expectations

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    Ensembles that use the FansRaise platform to generate funds are either (a) raising money for the Org's capital campaign or (b) presenting student performers with a way to offset their own personal costs to participate.

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    4 Ways That Marching Bands Can Increase Recruitment

    Published by The FansRaise Team

    It's that time of the school year, where ensemble directors are closely monitoring incoming middle school student numbers, and considering size and membership for the fall marching ensemble.

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    We talk to a lot of arts educators and booster parents - here's what they tell us.

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    As we continue to work with almost 200 performing arts organizations - including middle and high schools, non-profit organizations, school-based ensembles and top-tier elite marching organizations, here are some of the major points of "pain" that they share with us.

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    There are TWO primary ways to approach fundraising for your ensemble, but which is best for you?

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    Performing ensembles typically have a variety of needs that range from uber-specific (like, new bassoon bocals) to the very general and broad (we need a new equipment truck for our band program).

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    90 Performing Arts Fundraising Ideas - HUGE Guide for Arts Ensembles

    Published by The FansRaise Team

    There are hundreds of ways to raise money for your ensemble — and most of them are GoFundMe.

    Band directors and arts administrators are always fundraising. But what about other ideas—besides crowdfunding?

    We've compiled a list of 90 of the best fundraising ideas that your whole organization will love.

    The list is organized into the following categories. Use these links to jump to each category:

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    Your Friday FansRaise Tip - Learn from what others are doing

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    Last week we travelled to Texas for TMEA - one of the largest gatherings of music educators in the United States. Over the course of 4 days we had dozens of conversations with educators as well as students and parents, and across all categories we saw a few key concerns come up repeatedly:

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