Need to raise money for your show?
Learn my secrets of how to raise any amount you need . . . and fast.
Do you have a show you want to get off the ground, but you don't have a clue as to how you're going to get the money?
Or maybe you're working on a show right now, and you still don't have the cash you need? (I've been there - makes you sweat, doesn't it?)
And does the mere thought of asking people for money make you nervous?
I've been writing my blog about producing for over six years now and I get tons of emails with all sorts of questions about how to produce theater. But by a landslide, the most common question I get is, "How do I raise money for my show?"
So I thought it was about time I answered it.
But raising money isn't a simple subject that can be dealt with in a blog post. It has taken me over ten years or experience raising millions of dollars for my Broadway and Off Broadway shows to come up with a strategy that works. Hard to sum that up in a few hundred words! So I sat down and wrote a 100+ page comprehensive how-to guide on the subject of raising money for the theater - the only one of its kind!
Do you know The Three Steps of the Raise?
And which one is the most important?
My so-easy-to-follow-a-monkey-could-raise-money "Three Steps of the Raise" process is what I've used to raise millions of dollars for my Broadway and Off Broadway shows, including the first ever crowd-funded Broadway musical, Godspell, which was featured on the front page of The New York Times for its unique fundraising strategy.
For the first time ever, I'm sharing all of the tips and tricks I've used to get my shows up on their feet in an easy to follow how-to manual.
Here's what you will learn!
- How to find unlimited investing leads.
- The secret of getting more money from an investor than you ask for.
- The Top 5 Mistakes you MUST avoid when raising money for your show.
- The one magic bullet question that you must ask each investor that can open the door to unlimited $$$.
- And much more, all guaranteed to get you the money you need to get your show off the ground.
All of this info is jam packed into a hundred page book filled with everything I do when I'm raising money for a show. And it can be used for any size budget, from a few thousand dollar Kickstarter campaign, to a multi-million dollar Broadway show.
But there's more.
See, the book is just the beginning. What you're getting is an entire home study course on how to raise money for your show (or your film, your charity, or whatever for that matter!).
That's a lot of stuff, right?
All of the above is what I was planning on including in this package just a few hours before I published this website.
And then I decided it wasn't enough.
If you really want to be a money-raising machine, you need to see materials from actual raises. You need to see offering documents, promotional materials and budgets . . . which are all things that you can't get unless you are producing or investing in shows. And they've never been made available publicly before.
Which is exactly why I'm including them here as bonus materials.
Exclusive Bonus Content
Actual Investment Information Packet
This is an actual promotional packet I am using to raise money for one of my upcoming Broadway shows – and it’s working. See everything that I include, what I don’t, how long it is, etc. Use it to help design your own.
Actual Broadway Offering Documents and Budgets
This is an official set of Offering Documents for another one of my upcoming Broadway shows, which includes everything that an investor would get in order to make their decision to invest, including budgets, recoupment charts, etc. If you don’t understand these types of documents, then it’s almost impossible to raise money. But now you can.
There. Now that's better. With all of the above and those bonus materials, I'm super confident that you'll have everything you need to raise the money for your show.
But, just in case, here's one more thing.
When you buy "Raise It!" today, I'm also going to give you my personal email address. And if you get stuck along the way, email me a question and I'll give you my personal advice on your specific situation.
Bottom line, I want to see you get your show up on a stage, and I know this book and all of the materials can help make that happen.
In fact, I guarantee it.
My Raise it or Refund Guarantee
Don't raise the money you need? I'll give you a refund. No questions asked.
Now listen. I'm going to admit something. This book and all those materials aren't cheap.
I've written down the exact strategies I use when raising money, and, well, those are pretty valuable to me, so I’ve got to charge for ‘em, as I’m sure you can understand.
But think of it this way. I
know guarantee I can help you raise money . . . a lot of money. Just a few of my tips can help you raise 100 times the price of this package! Easy!
A business coach of mine (I'm a big believer that everyone could use a coach) recommended that I charge $799 for this package, because in her words, "That's less than 1% if the person raises $100,000!" But I didn't want to charge that much.
My live seminar on raising money costs $495. But I didn't want to charge that much either, even though this product includes the information we cover in the live seminar, plus all the other materials, including those bonus materials of the offering documents, budgets, etc. for a broadway show.
The cost of the book, the audio book on CDs, the investor interviews, the research reports and those never-before-been-released investment documents is now only three easy payments of $99 each.
And boy, if I can't help you raise you the purchase price? I wouldn't be in the business of raising money myself! This product will pay for itself over and over, time and again. And if it doesn't? Well, you're always covered by my Raise it or Refund guarantee so there's no risk.
Buy it today. And you'll be raising tomorrow.
RAISE IT! packs a punch! I enthusiastically recommend it to any artist who is looking for a fantastic introductory course to fundraising. It is one of the best intro courses I've taken anywhere on ANY topic -- not only comprehensive and informative, but dynamic, great fun, and best of all, deeply inspirational. Full of great "insider" tips and insights from Ken's own experiences, it takes fundraising out of theoretical principle and lands it squarely in personal experience that we can all relate to, providing step-by-step guidance and checkpoints to keep you on track. I will be referring to it for many years to come. Many thanks for this invaluable learning tool!Jeanne Sakata
Hold These Truths
As a first-time theatrical producer, Ken Davenport's "How to Raise Money" essential tools allowed me the strength to open up some pretty heavy doors. Recently I pitched my project to a seasoned Broadway producers panel and all not only said "great pitch" but wanted to know more about the project. Very gratefully, I thank Ken Davenport for that.Tina Bongar
As a first time producer, pulling together the funds for a production of a brand new musical can be a duanting task! Ken's book 'Raise It' is proving to be a very valuable resource to help guide me through the process and highlight the pitfalls. It clearly outlines the steps I need to take in order to make my dream a reality and I already refer to it on an almost daily basis as I work my way towards my goal. A huge added benefit is; if I get stuck I can email Ken directly for advice. I'm now looking forward to seeing my show on stage in the next year.Ian Brown
I saw a show tonight and I used some of your tips while speaking to the person next to me and he seems like he might want to invest in my show!Paul Hodge
Clinton The Musical
As I continue to self-produce my new musical I find myself referring back to my notes from Ken Davenport’s “How to Raise Money” seminar on a regular basis. It helps me maintain focus and momentum implementing my own fundraising campaign. Ken has distilled his fundraising methods into manageable steps to be undertaken in a logical, intuitive way, using real examples from his own successful fundraising experience.Keith Edwards
The book is great but the CD's are what makes this special. Just had a 4 hour drive from New York to Boston so popped in the CD's for the drive. Ken is an engaging speaker. He takes on a topic which can be very complex and has a great way of breaking it down into simple step by step action items. He makes what could seem dull engaging, inspiring and just a pleasure to absorb. Save it for your next long ride.Michael Sgourous
The Players Theatre
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