Making Travel More Accessible to All: Announcing Encore’s Personal Fundraising Pages

July 10, 2018 Kate Huffman

Caption: 'Personal Fundraising' | Description: Orchestra in formal attire posing on stage in cathedral and smiling for the camera

Encore Tours is excited to announce our new tool to help passengers afford going on a performance tour!

There's no better gift to receive (or give) than a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience. To help facilitate this, Encore Tours now offers a Personal Fundraising platform for every participant who has signed up for a tour.

How does it work?

Participants will find a "Personal Fundraising" link in their online account.

On the right of the screen, under the 'Manage Your Account' menu, the 'Personal Fundraising' link is the last link in the first section. You can also press 'Ctrl' + 'F' and type in 'Personal Fundraising' in order to find this link.

This takes them to a Dashboard where they can easily set up and click through to their customized Personal Fundraising page. Here, passengers can personalize their page by editing the fundraising goal, header, personal statement, and photo of themselves.

When you click the link, you will be taken to your Personal Fundraising dashboard. Here, you can set your Fundraising Goal, your Page Header, your Personal Appeal, and upload a photo.

Then, participants can copy and share their unique fundraising page URL with family and friends via e-mail or social media.

You can find the link to share your Personal Fundraising page on the right-hand side of the page, underneath the large yellow 'CONTRIBUTE' button', by clicking the 'COPY' button which will automatically copy your Personal Fundraising Page's link to your clipboard.

It's a great way for enrolled passengers to demonstrate their enthusiasm for the trip and encourage loved ones to invest in their life-changing performance tour. And it's a valuable tool for directors to show to other passengers who are interested in traveling with them but may have concerns about affording a tour. 

Encore believes that everyone should be able to have the opportunity to see the world, perform overseas, and grow as an individual and an ensemble on a performance tour. This tool will provide passengers with the tools to raise funds from their family, friends, and personal networks.

Contact us to learn more about our Personal Fundraising Pages and to talk with someone about where you’d like to take your ensemble on a performance tour!

Contact us at Encore Tours to learn more!

About the Author

Kate Huffman

Kate first discovered the power of intercultural communication and exchange through music on a month-long trip to China and Japan with her college wind ensemble. She's been hooked on traveling ever since and has performed with different groups in cities such Beijing, London, and Kyoto to name a few! Kate is a clarinet player and a passionate arts advocate with degrees in music, arts administration, and cultural policy. Kate is the Marketing and Communications Manager at Encore Tours.

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