Ideas & Innovation Blog

Fundraising in Partnership with Other Organisations

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. Over the course of my fellowship year I have been very lucky to be part of a fundraising partnership with another Bristol organisation. Tobacco Factory Theatres have …

Making the Case to Corporates in a Challenging Global and Political Context

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, particularly for individual giving and digital campaigns. Uncertainty, unpredictability and loss are universal truths that the arts and culture sector have been facing for a number of …

Interesting Facts and Figures from the Grants for the Arts Programme

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Amanda Rigali

I’ve spent some time analysing the latest set of data released by Arts Council England for their Grants for the Arts lottery programme, which lists all grants made from 1st April 2015 to 31st March 2016.   The results offer useful pointers for anyone considering submitting an application to the Programme over the next year. Grants …

How to Fundraise with Digital Tools

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Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy has financially supported the Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole Fundraisers Network through our networks funding programme. Karen Malim, Development Manager at Dorchester Arts, gives a review of “How to fundraise with digital tools”, a presentation given by Howard Lake for network on 3 March 2016. When I first mooted the idea of a …

Artistic Vision vs Fundraising Needs – How to Find the Balance?

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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, particularly for individual giving and digital campaigns. In January 2016, Chancellor George Osborne attended the first anniversary celebration of the Creative Industries Federation. He spoke out …

Friends Schemes: How to make them work

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Sarah Gee

This post was written by Sarah Gee, co-founder and Managing Partner at Indigo Ltd. In the past 10 years, since I started I started consulting, the most regularly repeated mistakes I’ve seen have been around membership schemes. Initially, it was organisations which hadn’t worked out return on investment and were shocked to find they were …

Fundraising for the Long-term: Trends Revealed in the Latest Private Income Data from Arts Council England

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Arts Council England has now published its latest Annual Survey Analysis for National Portfolio Organisations (NPOs) and Major Partner Museums (MPMs) for the financial year 2014/15. The Analysis looks at the breakdown of income from all participating NPOs, of which there were 683 in this financial year. Income is broken down across strands, with Contributed …