Professional Fundraising Fellowships 2017

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Thanks to Arts Council England, 10 Professional Arts Fundraising Fellows will be given the extraordinary opportunity on a year-long fundraising traineeships that begins in June 2017.

They will continue within their current full-time employment and undertake the Fellowship as an exceptional Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunity, with the support of their employer.

Their learning programme will include participating in the University of Leeds National Summer School in Arts Fundraising & Leadership in July 2017, and working towards achieving the University’s Postgraduate Certificate in Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy.

For further background, please read Amanda Rigali’s blog on why we’re running a Professional Fellowships programme.

Please see the full list of Professional Fundraising Fellows here.

Would you make a good Mentor?

We are currently recruiting ten senior cultural leaders to act as informal mentors to our 2017 Professional Fellowship cohort. The 10 Professional Fellows have all been offered the opportunity to be matched with an appropriate mentor from October 2017 – March 2018. This is an informal commitment on behalf of the mentor but would involve the following:

  • Listen, discuss and show interest in the Fellow’s work and learning experiences
  • Offer support, but also challenge the Fellow where appropriate, to reflect on things that haven’t gone as planned, providing practical advice if required
  • Encourage Fellows to reflect on what they have learned, offering insight based on Mentor’s own experiences
  • Introduction or referral of Fellow to useful contacts and/or Mentor networks as appropriate

For more information and how to apply, please download  Professional Fellowship Mentor Brief