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Creative Fundraising

As funding for the arts in schools has become more strained, it is now time to look beyond the music booster family to find support for the organization. This article will challenge your thinking on traditional fundraising. Two fundraising opportunities are presented that invite the community to join in support of the arts. Jennifer Riley Simone, Publicity Committee Chair, Carmel Band Boosters, 2011

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Creative Fundraising — Arts on the River

This is an annual fundraising evening for the entirety of the Arts programs at a local junior high school. The school promotes the event community wide and through the school community itself. It is held on a Friday evening from 6:30-9:00pm at the school with a general admission ticket of $5.00. Art in Action rooms and desserts are complimentary. Below is copy from some of the promotion for the event that might spark an idea for another creative, low cost, high yield fundraiser!

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Creative Fundraising — FOLLOWERShip + LEADERShip Workshop with Fran Kick

Fran Kick has a unique way for your booster program to host a collaborative, regional workshop to give your entire program the opportunity to KICK IT IN (both motivationally and financially) while at the same time inspire students to TAKE THE LEAD! Find out how you can bring this nationally-recognized leadership speaker, facilitator and author to your area. A one-day event that can generate funds for your program AND teach all your students about the followership+leadership dynamic.

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Report — Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, Letter to Schools and Community Leaders, 2009

Dear School and Education Community Leaders:

At this time when you are making critical and far-reaching budget and program decisions for the upcoming school year, I write to bring to your attention the importance of the arts as a core academic subject and part of a complete education for all students. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) defines the arts as a core subject, and the arts play a significant role in children’s development and learning process.

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