SH 026: The Myths of Fundraising and Building a Fanbase | Ella Mahler

It’s easy to get caught up in the creative side of a performance piece.

There’s nothing like the thrill of discovery in the studio during the creative process or the rush of being in front of a live audience.

But the magic on stage can’t happen without the financial means to bring a creative idea to fruition.

Ella Mahler shares her expertise as a fundraising advisor and sheds some light on how to make fundraising an exciting and interactive process to be embraced rather than feared.

By developing personalized strategies and building a strong relationship to your community and audience, the fundraising process itself can become an exciting extension of your creative passion.

In This Episode, You’ll Learn About:

  • Defining your artistic goals and career
  • Identifying common fears of fundraising
  • Viewing fundraising as an opportunity
  • Key questions to ask yourself prior to fundraising
  • Approaching your audience as a resource
  • Fundamental forms of fundraising
  • Articulating why your work matters
  • Setting achievable goals and expectations
  • Fundraising as a tool to build audience, network and community
  • Researching resources for personal growth and education
  • Practice makes perfect!
     

Links, Books, & Resources

***If you have funding resources in your community, please send us a message or leave that info in the comments below!


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