Fundraising & PR

“Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve.” - Martin Luther King Jr.


Many musicians use their talents to raise money for causes they believe in. It’s easier than you think, especially if you believe strongly in your cause! 

  • Turn your end-of-the year recital into a benefit for a charity or organization that’s close to your heart (Priscella Chan used her recital to raise over $2000 for Children’s Hospital L.A.! )
  • Hold a benefit concert or music marathon with friends
  • Check out the benefit concert Griffin Gaffney organized to raise money for his own program
  • Raise money for a school music program 
  • Organize an instrument drive for a local school

Want to learn more?

This spring you will be able to download the Fundraising 101 & PR 101 PDF Libraries which include:

  • Golden rules of fundraising
  • How to plan a benefit concert step by step
  • Planning worksheets and templates
  • How to generate media for your event or project
  • How to talk about FTT and use our materials 

Check out these Web Resources 

Do Something LogoUsing the power of online to get teens to do good stuff offline...Explore different causes and find the one that inspires you! There is information on grants available to fund your projects. 

Explore the "Action Guides" for even more fundraising ideas

The Point LogoThe Point is an online forum for organizing people and raising money. Create a Campaign Profile and allow people to pledge to your cause. No action is taken until certain conditions are met. They take a 5% commission, so be sure to read the FAQs! FTT alum, Patrick McGuire created a Campaign Profile to raise money for the Arusha Arts Initiative, and he reached his goal!