Fundraising for Events

May 2017

Hello Member,

We have something extraordinarily special just for you. As part of a series we're calling, Straight from the Source, we've put together some fantastic info and advice directly from the vendors, artists, crafters, and performers of our community! Keep on readin' for our first installment of this series.

We have a brand new look, and some great news for affiliates! Check down below for details.

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Straight from the Source: Marketing Your Event

by Jackie DeVore

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First up in our Straight from the Source series is about pre-event marketing. Getting a huge crowd to your show directly affects the success of the artists, crafters, musicians, and vendors there. Naturally, folks who have been in the festival/event circuit for a while have seen plenty of marketing tactics that have worked and those that have failed. Here are some tips that come directly from our very own FestivalNet members on what they hope to see and not see.

- The bigger the crowd, the better! Don't skimp on the promotion part of event planning - not only does it determine the success of your own event, but for everyone who is booked as well.

- Give them promotional materials. You'll want the vendors, artists, and performers booked onto your show to reach out to their own fanbase to drum up more attendees - give them the tools to do so! Put together a welcome kit to send when confirming a booking that includes things like printable fliers, button ads, social media links they can share, etc. Putting a little effort into these materials can really help your bookees help you.

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The FestivalNet Giving Tree

Our Giving Tree supports organizations working to make the world a better place. FestivalNet Staff members take turns selecting organizations to receive a percentage of our gross revenues. We have a unique circumstance this month, in that the request to include this charity came directly from a FestivalNet member. The Freedom Fidos organization rescues dogs from local shelters, and spends up to two years training them to be support animals. Afterwards, the support dog is off to its new home with a veteran or child in need.

To learn more about our Giving Tree program and to see past donation recipients, please visit this page.

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