Last night at rehearsal we had a successful music experience. The singers are getting the nuance and technique for bringing Handel's Messiah alive. Very rewarding.
After the break, I had the podium to address issues of fundraising. I started explaining that the Board was striving to keep costs down for membership and we are seeking to start a captial campaign. The campaign starts with ourselves. Have you EVER tried asking people for money? It was all presented in a lovely Prezi (www.prezi.com). Prezis are VERY cool--if you dont know what one is, check out the site. Here is the one Completed: http://prezi.com/nabua7how2pt/nwcs-2/
The case was built for the singers and I hope it is made. The premise is to start the fundraising with ourselves, then to branch out to possible donors. My goal is to have 100% participation from the choir to our annual fund -- the size is not as important as the fact that 100% of the singers have donated. Trying to build my case as to the importance of our fundraising, one of my singers said, "sounds like you are preaching to the choir!" I thought....hmmmm.....has someone been reading my blog?????
Fundraising is a sticky business -- especially if you have not done much of it before. Anyone out there with previous experience?
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