Ep 206 - Fundraising From a Student's Perspective
In this episode, I enlisted the help of Lauren Gilbert, 8th grade band member of her High School marching band, to discuss the student-perspective of fundraising.
She confirms what I already thought to be true - fundraising is often not completely emphasized by the teaching faculty or band staff, and it can often fall by the wayside. It's not for a lack of trying or effort - in fact our own band program does a fantastic job of keeping parents informed.
The students look at things differently, and Lauren helps shine a light on that.
Ep 309 - The Problem(s) with Conventional Fundraising
In this episode, we discuss the (many) issues and limitations with conventional fundraising for arts programs.'Conventional Fundraising' could be defined as transactions that begin with "Would you mind buying this overpriced thingy to help my kids' band program?..."I also spend a little time reflecting about my own fundraising experiences as a kid in my high school band program, as well as remember an important mentor that left us this week.NOTE - the car wash in the Episode's image is NOT one of the fundraising tactics that are a part of this issue. In fact I wholeheartedly support car washes for a lot of reason, if for no other reason than the fun and bonding that it brings about.
Ep 308 - Accountability and Staying on Track (for Students)
In this episode, we discuss how students (and grown ups) are moved and motivated by just KNOWING that someone is monitoring, assessing, and measuring the outcome of any task.We also explore this topic in this associated blog post here - https://blog.fansraise.com/the-real-reason-students-respond-to-measurement-and-accountability
Ep 307 - Skepticism and "Nay-Sayers"
Ever have an exciting idea get "poo-poo-ed" by others in your decision chain?It stinks, especially when the nay-sayers are operating from a place of irrationality and lack of information.In this episode, we discuss how to get great ideas off the ground, and build consensus for the things you want to do.Obviously this applies to a lot more than "FansRaise"...