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4 Arts Fundraising Tips from Germany

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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. How the Städel Museum in Frankfurt inspired a whole city to fundraise… As a native Berliner my curiosity for fundraising practices in my home country is somewhat self-evident. In the minds of many, Germany …

Securing Funding from Housing Associations and Developers

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As fundraisers, we are always looking to build better relationships and explore new fundraising opportunities. With this in mind, we (Dana, Cockpit Arts, and Jill, A New Direction) hosted a half-day event, supported by Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy, examining how to secure funding from the housing sector. So what do we mean by the housing sector? …

6 Tips for Collecting and Using Data in Arts Charities

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Katy Price was Arts Fundraising Fellow for Black Country Living Museum until September 2016, and has remained with the organisation as Development Manager (Projects). Collecting and using data is extremely important for organisations in any sector, and fundraising is no different. Fundraisers require data about prospects and donors to understand their motivations and ability to give, internal …

‘Evaluation, Evaluation, Evaluation’

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Dafydd Williams was Arts Fundraising Fellow for Phoenix Dance Theatre until September 2016, and is now Development and Alumni Relations Co-ordinator at Leeds College of Music. As Tony Blair infamously once stated about ‘education’ in setting out his priorities for office – could the same be said for ‘evaluation’ within the arts sector in helping to defend and …

Seagulls and carpet slippers – What are Trustees For?

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The Kilfinan Group is a group of senior business people who provide free and informal mentoring to charity chief executives. Ask members of the group what their mentees frequently single out as their biggest challenge and most will reply “Handling the board”. Why is this? Are trustees viewed by Chief Executives and their staff as …

Get on Board: Structure and Knowledge Transfer

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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 …

Sponsorship needs lyrics

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Cause4 and Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy are pleased to to be working in partnership with the European Sponsorship Association (ESA) to offer the first-ever dedicated arts and culture certificate in sponsorship – The ESA Arts Sponsorship Certificate. The three month distance-learning course course will enhance knowledge of how sponsorship works and will assist the arts sector in generating funds from the …