Ideas & Innovation Blog

Is partnership fundraising a terrible idea?

By Maria Thomas on   |  

Kata Gyöngyösi is Head of Revenue Funding at Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival and supports The Our Future City Fundraising Network. Supported by Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy’s Funding Network Projects 2017. This question was raised at the Our Future City (OFC) Fundraising Network event held last month in Brighton. Where better to ask the question and provoke …

Collaborative fundraising – Cast’s first Christmas Appeal

By Maria Thomas on   |  

Lorna Clayton-Rawle is the Fundraising Manager at CAST in Doncaster and 2017 Professional Fellow on the Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Fellowship Programme. This year, for the first time, Cast ran a Christmas Appeal to support our work with children, young people and communities across Doncaster. Theatre Christmas appeals are nothing new, but this was a really …

The Changing World of Fundraising Regulation: what we learnt at Bold, Brave & Compliant

By Maria Thomas on   |  

With only 6 months to go until the new General Data Protection Regulations come into force on 25th May 2018, there were a lot of emotions flying around Bristol’s Watershed venue – a mixture of anticipation, nervousness and just plain old confusion. Which was why clarification around GDPR with a focus on the arts and …

Disability Arts in Surrey: Building Fundraising Skills Workshop

By Maria Thomas on   |  

Callum Graham is Programme Co-ordinator for Daisy (Disability Arts in Surrey), an umbrella organisation which promotes and celebrates the works of disabled artists and disability arts organisations in Surrey. The organisation strives to develop the south east as the lead region in the UK for disability and deaf cultural activity. Daisy works with its member …

Failing Forward: Reflections on the National Summer School for Arts Fundraising and Leadership

By Maria Thomas on   |  

 Steph Hawke is Senior Manager for External Funding & Policy at Curious Minds and 2017 Professional Fellow on the Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Fellowship Programme. Thinking about failing During the Summer School, we were part of a group that undertook an interesting experiment. If you type the word ‘success’ into the search box on the Arts Council …

Are single-donor museums the solution to private giving of art?

By Maria Thomas on   |  

Recent articles from the American publication Inside Philanthropy show a growth in single-donor private museums in the US. Whilst art collection-come-museums are nothing new, it is surprising to read that 80% of all single-donor museums were created in the 21st century. This change from the old partnerships between donors and private collectors with public museums …

My Key Tips for Entrepreneurial Leadership

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

I was extremely privileged to take part in a day-long exploration of The entrepreneurial leader as part of the Oxford Cultural Leaders Programme.  This residential leadership programme is run by Oxford Museums Partnership with the Saïd Business School, and attracts delegates working within the cultural sector from around the world. I joined a panel of …

Is it Worth Thinking about EU Funding Anymore?

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

This blog was written by Rachael White, Fundraising & Development Manager at FACT in Liverpool and Regional Coordinator for Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy.  You can follow Rachael on Twitter @RachaelAWhite. As the end of March 2017 approaches fast, and the formal process of the UK exiting the EU starts, it may not seem logical to …