User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


19° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

State Theatre Fundraisers Hit The Web

September 27, 2012, 9:59 PM by Kelly Bartnick

State Theatre Fundraisers Hit The Web
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

One day after a $500,000 donation putting Sylvia Henkin’s name on the Sioux Falls State Theatre, the organization is embarking on a much smaller fundraising effort, turning to social media to raise money.

“What it is called is the money bomb. And that's kind of a universal language for the online fundraiser business and apparently it works,” State Theatre fundraiser Brienne Maner said.

For just 24 hours, the group will bombard its social media fans asking for donations. Unlike other campaigns, this one isn't looking for anything big. All they want here is a $5 online donation.

“It's about building a grass-roots effort to get as many donations as possible at whatever level,” State Theatre Executive Director Stephen Williamson said.

Williamson says it also builds an online audience before anyone buys a movie ticket. The group hopes Facebook fans with a financial stake, no matter how small, will become supporters after the doors open. And they believe this effort could introduce an entirely new group to The State Theater.

“They don't do long, drawn-out things. It's we're in today, out tomorrow,” Williamson said.

“Just in the last couple of months I've seen a surge in like, I think people like the medium. It's easy,” Maner said.

But will they donate? Again that's the half-million dollar question that could be answered $5 at a time.

“There really isn't a goal, and we've never done it before and we've never seen anyone else who has done it before,” said Williamson.

The state still has a $500,000 fundraising gap to fill. This effort begins just after midnight Friday morning and runs through midnight Saturday morning.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

Four Dead In Sisseton Shooting

11/22/2014 7:09 AM

South Dakota authorities are searching for a Sisseton man following a shooting early Saturday morning that left four people dead and another person in...

Full Story
UPDATE: Sisseton Homicide Suspect Found Dead In Home

11/22/2014 10:40 AM

Colter Richard Arbach has been located and identified as one of the four people shot and killed this morning in Sisseston.

Full Story
New Charges Filed Against Faith Rasmussen

11/19/2014 4:59 PM

She's already admitted to running a large marijuana ring, now Faith Rasmussen is accused of arranging a deadly robbery.

Full Story
Sisseton In Shock After Shooting

11/22/2014 5:51 PM

It appears a Sisseton man killed three people and injured a fourth before killing himself early Saturday morning, according to the South Dakota A...

Full Story | Watch
SF Teen Surprised By Garth Brooks

11/19/2014 2:17 PM

A legendary country music star gives support to a Sioux Falls family while their teenage daughter was in a Minneapolis hospital last week.

Full Story


Events