Fellows Blog

Practitioner-theorist: the role (or roles) of a Fundraising Fellow

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

The first few weeks of a new job are defined by introductions: introductions to colleagues, to work, to schedules, to forbidding looking pieces of office technology and, importantly, to where the coffee is kept. The induction process is a daunting one, make no mistake, even if the organisation is superb at arranging meetings for you …

Introduction to Application-Writing, led by Ben Wilson & Amanda Rigali

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

As we approach the end of our first month as the Year 2 Arts Fundraising Fellows, my colleagues and I have already been given a brilliant insight into successful fundraising practices, through the programme’s unique blend of professional and academic training. We recently attended an ‘Introduction to Application Writing’ at the Cause4 offices, and it was great …

An Introduction to Arts Fundraising, led by Amanda Rigali

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

The 2014 Arts Fundraising Fellows had been anticipating this session with a vengeance – an  intense fundraising low-down, led by Head of Programme Amanda Rigali, that would explain to us our exact function within our various arts organisations, as well as provide us with a picture of fundraising and the charitable sector in general and …

Generosity, Ethics, and Community-building: An Evening with Hamble Wallace, Deputy Head of Major Gifts and Campaigns at the National Theatre

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

On our first ‘An Evening With’, the 2014-15 cohort of London and South West-based Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Fellows had the pleasure of listening to and learning from Hamble Wallace, the newly appointed Deputy Head of Major Gifts and Campaigns at the National Theatre. In the course of discussing her background in arts fundraising, she …

What’s next?

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

Well, the immediate answer to ‘what next’ is the Camden Arts Centre. I have accepted a job as their new Development and Events Officer and am looking forward to new challenges. Challenges that I am certain I would not be welcoming had I not had such a fantastic year as an Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy …

A reflection on our Arts Fundraising Fellowship – Emma Pickering and Jill Richens

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

Emma Pickering, Arts Fundraising Fellow for Sadler’s Wells, and Jill Richens, Arts Fundraising Fellow for A New Direction, attended the assessment day on June 30th for the second cohort of Arts Fundraising Fellows. Here, they write about their experience. Attending the assessment day for the second cohort of Arts Fundraising fellows was quite a surreal …