Fellows Blog

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 …

Interview with Dr Beth Breeze, Centre for Philanthropy

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Clare McCullagh was Arts Fundraising Fellow for Canterbury Festival until September 2016, and has remained at the organisations as Development Assistant. An interview with Dr Beth Breeze, Director of the Centre for Philanthropy at the University of Kent The Centre for Philanthropy was founded in 2008 and is one the UK’s leading centres for philanthropy research, teaching …

An Interview with Dorothy Wilson, CEO of mac birmingham

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Rosy Ross was Arts Fundraising Fellow for mac Birmingham until September 2016. Rosy supported the Box Office team to embed fundraising within their work.  Rosy also helped to refine the organisation’s case for support and strengthen their charitable communications. Just before it was announced that Dorothy would step down as Artistic Director and CEO of mac birmingham, I spoke …

Cut Out the Fundraising Jargon

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Kathryn Worthington was Arts Fundraising Fellow for the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford until September 2016, and is now Alumni Relationships and Database Officer at Mansfield College, Oxford. As we are all aware‚ the current funding climate is competitive. Take the Paul Hamlyn Foundation as an example. They give £25 million in funding each year but are still only able …

7 Tips for Crowdfunding Success

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Alessandra Green was Arts Fundraising Fellow for the London Transport Museum until September 2016, and is now Corporate Partnerships Officer at the Design Museum. There has never been a better time to crowdfund. The ‘alternative finance’ market has doubled in the past year and this pace is expected to continue throughout 2016, according to research by Nesta. …