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Digital – Meaningful: Trends in Digital Engagement

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Nadja Degen was Arts Fundraising Fellow for Apples and Snakes until September 2016, and has remained at the organisation as Development Co-ordinator. Since digital technology has become available and affordable for everyone, its impact on our lives has grown with dizzying speed and breadth. In her recent Fellowship blog on digital fundraising, Alessandra Green reminds us that …

Tangibility and Forming Long Lasting Donor Relationships

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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. On Wednesday 18th November I attended the Norfolk Arts Forum’s annual conference. Cause4’s Director of Programmes Amanda Rigali gave an excellent talk (found here) asking why …

How can we break down boundaries as Arts Fundraisers?

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  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.   A few weeks ago I attended the Bristol half of the No Boundaries conference 2015, hosted by Watershed. It was a thought-provoking event that pulled …

Giving Tuesday

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Cat Palmer was Arts Fundraising Fellow for Wiltshire Music Centre until September 2016, and has remained with the organisation as Development Assistant. Risk-taking is a phrase that scares a lot of people. It’s also a crucial part of fundraising, and perhaps one of the most common ways that risk-taking can manifest itself in a fundraising context is through …

For the love of art?

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Michael Adamson was Fellow for Studio Wayne McGregor until September 2016, and has remained with the organisation as Development Officer. At the launch of the Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Year 3 Fellowships in October, a panel discussion on “What I wish someone had told me when I first went into arts fundraising” took place, which you can listen …

Fundraising across Three Continents and Two and a Half Languages

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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. It’s incredibly important to have a consistent organisational image and style. In fact, I refer to the Royal Shakespeare Company’s ‘Style Guide’ at least twice a day. I’ve learned that production titles are …