We’ve discussed at length all of the considerations and the thought process band booster organizations should go through when planning and vetting potential band fundraisers.
But in reality, the ultimate balance on fundraising really becomes – “How much can we make versus how much work/stress/hassle is involved?”
- Who actually DOES THE WORK? If your program typically relies on parent and booster “elbow grease” to make fundraisers work, do you have time for another campaign?
- Does the campaign involve lots of legwork? Is it time-consuming, and could it impact rehearsal logistics?
- Does the potential earnings equate to the time involved?
When I ran a high school music program, I tended to favor band fundraisers that were more parent-focused and allowed the kids to focus primarily on “music, performance, dots and diddles”. At that time, there was no crowdfunding, and certainly nothing available online that can offer what FansRaise offers directors and band boosters.