Fellows Blog

Small Fish, Big Pond: The Responsibility of Large Organisations to Support Independent Artists

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

Obviously this isn’t an easy time for anyone in the arts. As observed in this blog, it is “even harder for the minnows”; larger organisations have a distinct responsibility to support independent artists and smaller companies. Our wider organisations play an important role in providing this support, but where does our role as fundraisers lie? Recently …

The Dos and Don’ts of Digital Fundraising

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

<img class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-6378" src="http://artsfundraising.org meilleur site pour cialis.uk/afp/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Allessandra-Green-Profile1-e1444925724706-150×150.jpg” alt=”Allessandra Green Profile” width=”150″ height=”150″ />Giving in the Arts can often be unpredictable. Funding trends are not always obvious and although I have only been fundraising for a month, I have quickly learnt that you cannot assume where your next donation will come from or how …

Cultivation Events for High-Level Individuals

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

During my first month as an Arts Fundraising Fellow at the Hallé, cultivation events have been a predominant theme of the projects that I’ve been involved with. There are many ongoing discussions in the organisation surrounding the cultivation of new high-level individuals and translating introductions into relationships. Throughout these discussions it has been interesting to …

Get on Board: Structure and Knowledge Transfer

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

I think it’s relatively safe to say that in the current climate, within our generation there is a growing sense of disillusionment – most identifiable through individual attitudes towards politics. With recent negative media coverage of malpractice by charities (including data protection issues and the tragic story of Olive Cooke), the climate is by no means …

Discovering hidden potential: A reflection on my first month at Black Country Living Museum

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

We are quickly drawing to the end of the first fantastic month as Arts Fundraising Fellows. Between attending National Arts Fundraising School at the start of the month, visiting Media City in Salford last week, and spending time at my host organisation – the weeks are rapidly speeding by. For the first time, heritage organisations …