Fellows Blog

Why start a membership scheme?

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

It is widely acknowledged that in the current climate one of the most crucial steps arts organisations need to take is diversifying their income streams. It’s a nice concept, but the practicalities of achieving it require company-wide knowledge and focus. The optimum state of diversified income, I believe, would be three equal thirds of income: …

DONATE – Can Arts Fundraising go mobile?

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

Paul Cutts is the CEO of the National Funding Scheme, the pioneer programme of ‘DONATE’; the multi platform digital fundraising tool. We were lucky to have him come to present to the Arts Fundraising Fellows earlier in January. Paul started his presentation by painting the bleak but realistic picture of funding for the arts in …

Thoughts on the Fellowship after Three months

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

A little over four months ago the Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy programme announced its first cohort of graduate fundraisers, with the newly-appointed Fundraising Fellows beginning their placements at leading arts and cultural organisations in London and the North of England in late September. Having successfully completed my first three months as a Fellow, it seems appropriate to …