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Memberships Schemes: Are They Worth the Effort?

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

Yesterday I attended a fascinating Workshop organised by The Hepworth, Wakefield in partnership with Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy, exploring the value of Membership Schemes for arts organisations. We were treated to in-depth presentations from senior staff from the National Trust and Royal Academy of Arts.   They both argued that Membership Schemes can offer a great deal to …

Legacies and the National Trust

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

On 11th February myself and the nine other London and South West fundraising fellows were lucky enough to be invited behind the scenes of one of the UK’s largest and best loved charities. The National Trust. The fundraising team at the headquarters at Heelis, Swindon were kind enough to share their wisdom with us on everything …

Marketing Your Way to Fundraising Success

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

Our first training sessions of the year kicked off a couple of weeks ago, with a day at the Foundling Museum, for Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy’s Practical Digital Fundraising course with Howard Lake. The session was full of useful tips on how to make the most of your online presence, from checking the time it takes for …

Fundraising from Trusts and Foundations: Spreading your Bets

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

Through my training work for the Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Programme, and with our graduate Arts Fundraising Fellows, I’ve spent quite a bit of time recently talking with people in the arts about the best ways to fundraise through Trusts & Foundations.  I’ve summarized a few key points below, which I hope will help others and/or …