Three Ideas/Three Strategies

three ideas three strategies This game begins with boundless creativity. Students are asked, “If you could create anything, regardless of money or struggle, what would you create?” With this, students define three separate business concepts and determine three distinct and separate fundraising strategies. One business may be entirely crowdsource-funded. Another might be funded through a combination of event-based fundraising and donations–while working with a fiscal sponsor such as Fractured Atlas.

Learning Outcome:

Students learn to quickly brainstorm and design three business concepts and then determine different ways they might be fundraised.

Tips: The key in this game is to enable the students a collective brainstorming scenario (imagining three separate business concepts in the course of one class time) and defining how each can be funded in a way that best suits the type of business and audience.


If you would like to use these games in your own classroom, please do! If you do, let me know how how it goes and if you have suggestions for modifying a game. 

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Three Ideas/Three Strategies by James David Hart is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.


About James Hart

Jim Hart currently serves as Interim Chair of Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship & Director of Arts Entrepreneurship at Southern Methodist University, Meadows School of the Arts. Hart is also the founder of The International Theatre Academy Norway.
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