Being secretary, I got to request, read, and compile regional reports for the AMTAS Spring 2018 Newsletter. And I have to say, I absolutely loved reading all of them. In all that the regions have done in their reports, I noticed a common denominator- money! There were so many scholarships given away, fundraisers accomplished, new merchandise created, and more! There were so many wonderful ideas that I decided I wanted to write my first blog post on fundraising, a topic that’s quite related to money.
Let’s talk about the benefits of fundraising.
New England Region funded their second annual open mic fundraiser at the LOFT at Berklee College of Music. This fundraiser also included raffle prizes, a bake sale, and a featured performance from the Nate Chung Project! So many great ideas in one, and they raised $200, which went to two conference scholarships. Mid-Atlantic Region successfully sold their new merchandise, coffee mugs. On top of that, their schools also donated the fundraiser money to the Momentum Choir of Western New York. And this are just a couple of our regions. Head to our Spring Newsletter to read more!
To top this blog post off, I wanted to congratulate again all the regions who have done such commendable things. Fundraising is never easy and there is never a full guarantee that it’ll be as successful as we want them to be, but I personally am so glad we can depend on each other for inspiration and ideas. I can’t wait to use some of your fundraising ideas for my student organization!
Hello AMTAS, my name is Mercedes Shook and I am your secretary for the 2024 year! The purpose of this blog is to provide updates on the AMTAS region, give helpful tips and tricks for music therapy students, share meaningful experiences, and promote collaboration with all music therapy students across America! If you have any ideas or questions regarding this blog please don’t hesitate to reach out via email.
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