first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 12 March 2015 | News Small charities invited to fundraise by selling tickets to choral concerts The Brandenburg Choral Festival is again inviting small to medium sized charities to sell tickets to its choral concerts and keep up to half of the sums raised for their organisation.The Brandenburg Choral Festival, now in its sixth year, presents over 100 concerts a year including classical, jazz, gospel and a cappella. They all take place at central London venues, including St Martin-in-the-Fields, St Paul’s Covent Garden, Temple Church and the Queen’s Chapel.Ticket salesThere are two Festival Programmes in Autumn and Spring. Charities raise funds by selecting a concert from one of these and selling tickets. Tickets for most concerts are priced at £18.Charities receive 50% of the value of the tickets they and their supporters sell, with the exception that they will receive slightly less for concerts held at St Martin-in-the-Fields.Event opportunities for charitiesThere are other ways in which charities can boost the value of the concert they sell ticket for. For example, reception opportunities are usually available during the concert intervals and charities can purchase tickets at the 50% rate if they wish to entertain major donors or volunteers. Advertisementcenter_img  59 total views,  1 views today Third year of fundraising through ticket salesThis is the third year that the Festival has been running the fundraising scheme. Last year over 65 charities raised funds by selling tickets to concerts in the Festival programme.Geoffrey Court of The Circle Works said:“Last year, we combined a Rachmaninov Vespers concert at St Clement Danes with a local walk led by a City Guide, to make a really memorable event for our supporters. Ticket sales raised over £350, but by the time we added in the retiring collection, donations from friends who couldn’t make the concert and the contribution from the guided walk, the final sum was over £850, a significant amount for a very small charity like ours.“The brilliant Brandenburg team understood our needs perfectly and our supporters had a great time, so we’re delighted to be returning to the Festival for a Brahms Requiem concert in April.”This year 30 charities are taking part in the Spring programme including The AMAR Foundation, Respond, The Food Chain and The Prader Willi Syndrome Association UK.“Ready-made fundraising event”Bob Porter, Artistic Director of the Brandenburg Choral Festival said:“We’re offering charities a ready-made fundraising event in central London. There is no financial commitment to sell tickets and because we do all the event organisation, the charity isn’t burdened with a huge workload. So this makes it a very appealing fundraiser to small charities that don’t have the resources to organise their own high quality concert in a prestigious central London venue.”Charities that are interested can attend one of the Festival’s concert this Spring for free to sample a concert and to meet with Festival staff. Contact Claudia Jenkins for details.  60 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more