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An Introduction to Budgets and Finance Training

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

Finance is the background to fundraising. We know as fundraisers that we have to – work hard to finance various different projects across the numerous different realms of development, whether this be capital, corporate, trust and foundations or individuals. Hence, all the London arts fundraising fellows knew that this training session was going to be incredibly …

Leadership in practice: Sharing knowledge with the next generation of arts fundraisers

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

Since beginning my fellowship in October 2013 other than explaining to friends, family and colleagues that the Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Fellowship Programme does not entail a J.R.R Tolkien-esque quest, I have been bombarded with requests to share information about the scheme with various educational institutions. So far I have been a part of panel …

In conversation with Chris Martin, Head of Development at Historic Royal Palaces

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

Sandie Mattioli, the Arts Fundraising Fellow for Whitechapel Gallery, attended the ‘In conversation with …’ event. Last week we were fortunate to have Chris Martin, Head of Development at  Historic Royal Palaces come and speak at the Cause4 offices. Whilst Historic Royal Palaces manages some of the most historic buildings in England, including the Tower of London, Kensington …

Top Tips from the National Arts Fundraising School

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

On Sunday 10 November, the Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Fundraising Fellows arrived at the beautiful Dean’s Place Hotel in Alfriston, East Sussex. With wide eyes, fresh notebooks and an eagerness to learn, we looked forward to the week ahead with anticipation and excitement. On arrival at The National Arts Fundraising School (NAFS); or #mcNAFS as …

Introduction to Arts Council England and UK national funding bodies

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

In Art Council England’s latest annual review, Chairman Sir Peter Bazalgette states, in response to the oft-asked question “can we afford to fund the arts?”,  that we simply can’t afford not to.  Given the Arts Council’s key role in allocating funding for the arts, distributing 80% of total arts funding in England, it is imperative to understand …