FAQs and Tips about Fundraising for Save The Music.

You have decided to spend your time raising funds for our organization, giving more kids the opportunity to learn music in school. That’s amazing! We know asking for money can feel daunting, but being an evangelist for a cause is more than fundraising. It’s a way to stand up for a cause and ask people to join the movement.

Here are few tips to that will help guide your successful fundraiser launch:

#1. Be you – The story is the heart of a fundraiser. People connect to people, so don’t be afraid to share your compassion for a cause. Authenticity is key.

#2. Be specific – What is Save The Music? Who represents our organization? Why should people care? What is the money going towards? For more help answering these questions, go to our How We Work page.

#3. Be transparent – Communicate with updates on the progress, money raised, and any incoming information about Save The Music. For updates on STM, sign up for emails or follow us on social @vh1savethemusic

#4. Be proactive – Don’t just launch and leave it. Be sure to stay on top of it.

#5. Be creative – Feel inspired to post videos, share infographics, photos, countdowns, interviews, your ideas are endless!

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FAQ  Can I restrict my fundraiser $$ to a specific school or city?

YES but there are a few limitations.

If you are committed to raising funds by yourself or with a group of people and the city of choice is within our projected grantee schools, we are happy to discuss restricted donations to a particular area and follow up with school details that following school year.

See current market list here.

Alternatively, if we are unable to restrict your donation, we can guarantee your money will go to good use rebuilding music education in public schools that really need it.

More FAQs about fundraising:

#1 True or False: You can raise money for your school or organization through our website.

FALSE

Our website will lead you through a step by step process to set up a fundraiser to raise money specifically for our organization and all the funds you raise will be directly sent to us. If you’d like to raise money for your school or organization, here are two good sites you can use:

Gofundme.com

Donorschoose.org

Also, check out our “Need instruments?” blog here.

#2 True or False: You can use our name and logo however you want and wherever you want.

NOT QUITE

We ask that you follow our rules and restrictions regarding the use of our logo and name before making anything public. Part of that includes our approval. We are more than happy to provide our resources to make your fundraiser more successful, but we do ask that you use our name & logo appropriately.

Check out our “Logo & Name Use” page here.

That’s it!

Setting up and raising money for Save The Music is easier than you think.

If you still have questions, contact us.