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Why We’re Running a Professional Fundraising Fellowships Programme

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

We’ve just launched a new Fundraising Fellowships Programme aimed at people already working within the arts and cultural sector, giving them the opportunity to participate in an intensive year of training and development, whilst continuing in their current employment.  Why this change, and why now? We couldn’t be prouder of the 55 Alumni Arts Fundraising …

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 …

Small is Beautiful: Profile Raising and Digital Fundraising

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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. Over the duration of our Fundraising Fellowship, we have learned that it is crucial to tie into larger national campaigns and awareness weeks where possible. This was discussed in detail at our …

Shakespeare Live!- 4 Tips for Fantastic Fundraising Events

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Jonathan Mace was Arts Fundraising Fellow for the Royal Shakespeare Company until September 2016, and now works as Development Manager at Hampstead Theatre. We’re constantly putting on events here at the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC). They vary wildly in size – from an intimate lunch for a small group of donors to inviting 700 individuals to …

Fundraising for Circus Arts

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Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy wants to support professional networks of fundraisers in the UK. In January 2016 we gave financial support to the Fundraising For Circus network. Kerrin Tatman, Funding and Marketing Manager for Circus Central, shares his thoughts on the day. On the 4th April 2016, fifteen circus fundraisers gathered at the National Centre …