There are many dance studios who help others in need. A recent example of this is THE KICK DANCE STUDIO's in Monmouth NJ raising funds for the Monmouth Beach Elementary School that was badly damaged by hurricane Sandy. They raised $10,000 to help! Hats off to you!
But what about when the situation is reversed and a struggling studio needs help? We combed the web to find the top ways that Dance studios can raise funds. One dancer we caught up with used a Crowd Funding website called KickStarter with great success. Bree Hafens has already raised $3800 of a $25,000 goal for her dance project, POSITIVE SPACE. To read more about her story CLICK HERE:
Just what is Crowd Funding?
Remember good old fashioned bake sales? Where you gave away baked goods for $1? Well this is bake sales gone online. It's realy about getting funding from a large group of people on the internet. It's not so easy, but largely started for the arts, about the arts, crowd sourcing is a way to help studio funding. Like anything, takes time, effort, energy and a little help from your friends. In each crowd sourcing site, you need to start your project and the amount of funds you need to raise. These do take a little more effort and a little more technical know how than the first three ideas, but the $ thousands you can raise may well be worth the trouble. Take a look at the most popular crowd sourcing sites, including the brand new one from Donald Trump!
Crowd funding can take a lot of effort so we combed the web for some more ideas that were less time consuming, but also well worth the effort:
1: EUROTARD FUND RAISING (LEVEL OF EFFORT: LOW)
Eurotard dancewear manufacturer has a super simple way of creating more revenue and funds for your school. If you don't already know about it, simply CLICK HERE. For every online purchase, Eurotard gives 5% back to your school! Pretty awesome. Helping your studio AND your students!
2. DISCOUNT DANCE: (LEVEL OF EFFORT: LOW)
Discount dance has a similar online effort, where schools and teachers can set up online stores on their website and receive points and dollars back when students buy from their website. A ROCKING online dance studio clothing store.
3. SCHOOL EMPOWER: (LEVEL OF EFFORT: MEDIUM)
School Empower school management system will give 5% back for any school that uses us for a minimum of 6 months! CLICK HERE to find out more! Not quite as easy as setting up an online store like our first two suggestions, but way more easy than say, having a car wash!
As always, let us know if you have any questions or comments!