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What next for the Creative Case for Diversity?

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Sarah Bird was Arts Fundraising Fellow for New Writing North.  Sarah helped to raise funds from Trusts & Foundations and individual donors, carrying out in-depth research into new funding prospects. 2016 marks the fifth birthday of Arts Council England’s Creative Case for Diversity. It was first launched in September 2011, born from the 2010 Equality …

Are statistics essential for fundraisers?

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Rosy Ross was Arts Fundraising Fellow for mac Birmingham. 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. Fundraising for mac birmingham has turned me into a walking encyclopaedia of local facts and figures. I can tell …

Four Tips For Applying To Trusts And Foundations

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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. Trusts and Foundations are essential when fundraising. According to Funding Central, there are around 8,800 grant-making trusts and foundations in the UK, providing around £1.7 billion in grants to charitable causes each year. Although …

6 Tips for Collecting and Using Data in Arts Charities

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Katy Price was Arts Fundraising Fellow for Black Country Living Museum until September 2016, and has remained with the organisation as Development Manager (Projects). Collecting and using data is extremely important for organisations in any sector, and fundraising is no different. Fundraisers require data about prospects and donors to understand their motivations and ability to give, internal …

‘Evaluation, Evaluation, Evaluation’

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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. As Tony Blair infamously once stated about ‘education’ in setting out his priorities for office – could the same be said for ‘evaluation’ within the arts sector in helping to defend and …

Lasting Partnerships and Meaningful Gifts with Major Donors

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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. Every charity large and small knows that the support of a major donor can change the fortunes of an organisation and be extremely rewarding for everyone involved. However, in order …