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Randy The Magicman
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Any suggestions for fundraising literature or lectures gearing towards getting sponsorship for children's shows?
Mindpro
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Since no one lse has posted to assist you, let me start it off. Fundraising and sponsorships can really be two different things, although some fundraising programs may include sponsorships if that's what you mean.

What kind of children's shows are you thinking of here? Public? Private? Or something else? What has your experience been so far?

There was an interview on David DiVinci's Magic Master Summit last year with a performer, Garry Carson, who does a fundraising program similar to my own and I believe it included sponsorships too. Also, Kaplan's program was popular a decade or so ago, but many didn't seem to be willing to put in all the work and some found it pricey for their initial interest, but those are a couple to you could check out to get you headed in the right direction.
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I'll echo what Mindpro said. I watched Gary Carson's presentation on the magic master summit and I own Kaplans course. Both are good places to start.
I personally feel like Kaplans course was well worth the money and would work very well but it requires a lot of work and commitment to getting it up and running. But that's true with any business.

Gary's system is a bit more work for you, but he gets more money per show than Kaplans system gets.
Gary Carson also did a follow up "facebook live" a few weeks ago with David davinci... David tried Gary's formula and gives his results.

You can also check out Stan Kramiens books, available as e-books. They are very old school, and use the old "phone room" methods but it gives a good background of how the current systems came to be.
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Just catching this thread now. I cannot recommended Garry Carson enough! Great stuff!
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Jim Snack's "Magic Show and Ice Cream Social" is also worth a look, for family performers. $15 for the download.

http://www.success-in-magic.com/store/

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Donald, have you purchased Jim Snacks download?
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Yes. And I've heard Jim speak on webinars and at conferences, over the years.

However, it should be noted that I was already doing fundraising / family night shows at schools before I read it. So, I just wanted to see his perspective on the topic.

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Yes, Jim's a very sold, basic fundraising program. Not as in-depth as the others mentioned but still great for the situations.
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Oops, meant "solid"
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