Fellows Blog

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 …

Small is Beautiful: Profile Raising and Digital Fundraising

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Dafydd Williams was Arts Fundraising Fellow for Phoenix Dance Theatre until September 2016, and is now Development and Alumni Relations Co-ordinator at Leeds College of Music. Over the duration of our Fundraising Fellowship, we have learned that it is crucial to tie into larger national campaigns and awareness weeks where possible. This was discussed in detail at our …

Shakespeare Live!- 4 Tips for Fantastic Fundraising Events

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Jonathan Mace was Arts Fundraising Fellow for the Royal Shakespeare Company until September 2016, and now works as Development Manager at Hampstead Theatre. We’re constantly putting on events here at the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC). They vary wildly in size – from an intimate lunch for a small group of donors to inviting 700 individuals to …

The EU Referendum and Us: No man is an Island

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Claire Stone was Arts Fundraising Fellow for The Point, Eastleigh. Claire helped to raise funds from Trusts & Foundations and a new crowdfunding campaign.  Clare also worked with colleagues to develop new relationships with local businesses. As the EU Referendum approaches (23rd June, please vote!), the irony of it coinciding with the London International Festival of …

After They Were Fellows

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Patrick Reynolds, Fellow for Royal Exchange Theatre in conversation with Jessica Hilton, the Royal Exchange Theatre’s new Membership Manager.   Patrick Reynolds: For those who don’t know you, would you like to just introduce yourself, what you did on the Arts Fundraising Fellowship and what you’ve been up to since? Jessica Hilton: I was a Year 2 …

Taking on a Fundraising Challenge

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Cat Palmer was Arts Fundraising Fellow for Wiltshire Music Centre until September 2016, and has remained at the organisation as Development Assistant. Back in December 2015, I wrote about using Giving Tuesday to launch Wiltshire Music Centre’s Vitality Bath Half Marathon campaign. Now I’d like to talk about something broader: why I think arts organisations should consider …