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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 …

Boundaries Between Fundraising and the Arts

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Patrick Reynolds was Arts Fundraising Fellow for the Royal Exchange Theatre until September 2016. In September I was privileged to be able to represent the Arts Fundraising Fellowship at the Manchester site of No Boundaries 2015 – the State of the Arts Conference which is now available to watch in its entirety online if you missed it. …