Fellows Blog

Why We’re Running a Professional Fundraising Fellowships Programme

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

We’ve just launched a new Fundraising Fellowships Programme aimed at people already working within the arts and cultural sector, giving them the opportunity to participate in an intensive year of training and development, whilst continuing in their current employment.  Why this change, and why now? We couldn’t be prouder of the 55 Alumni Arts Fundraising …

My Five Golden Rules for Successful Fundraising

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Kathryn Worthington was until recently Arts Fundraising Fellow at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.  She has recently begun her new role as Alumni Relationships and Database Officer at Mansfield College, Oxford.  Here, Kathryn shares her five golden rules for successful fundraising. Whether you’re in conversation with a person who has the potential to make a transformative …

Year 3 Fundraising Fellowships: Supporting Growth and Change in Cultural Fundraising

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

We bade a fond farewell to our 25 Year 3 Fundraising Fellows at the start of September 2016.  We’ve now had a bit of time to reflect on their year and the programme’s overall achievements.   These are significant, in terms of learning, job creation, capacity-building and income raised. The majority of the 25 Fellows have …

What’s in a Charitable Status?

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Michael Adamson was Arts Fundraising Fellow for Studio Wayne McGregor until September 2016, and has remained at the organisation in the new role of Development Officer.  Charities are vital to society, however, in recent years, the work of non-profits has been left tainted. Poor fundraising practice, lack of transparency, and the high profile collapse of Kids …

Fundraising in Partnership with Other Organisations

Heather Holcroft-Pinn was Fellow for Tobacco Factory Theatres. Heather helped to raise new funds from Trusts & Foundations, both to support education work and the organisation’s future capital plans. Over the course of my fellowship year I have been very lucky to be part of a fundraising partnership with another Bristol organisation. Tobacco Factory Theatres have …

Making the Case to Corporates in a Challenging Global and Political Context

Christie Johnson was Arts Fundraising Fellow for Writers’ Centre Norwich. Christie raised funds from Trusts & Foundations and helped to develop new communications and fundraising strategies for the organisation, particularly for individual giving and digital campaigns. Uncertainty, unpredictability and loss are universal truths that the arts and culture sector have been facing for a number of …