Fellows Blog

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 …

Donor Relations: From Seed to Flower

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

In a time of austerity, arts organisations are searching for sources of sustainable income to support them through the tough economic climate. The former lifeline that was public funding is no longer so readily available and if organisations wish to flourish, they must learn to encourage giving on a longer term basis. If there is …