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Young People in the Arts: Fundraising Network

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

The Arts Fundraising& Philanthropy Programme supports fundraisers networks, including Young People in the Arts. They have kindly written a blog on their recent event: “Fundraising in the Arts: What Now and Next” in partnership with Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy. Matthew Ross, Events Manager at Young People in the Arts writes On January 27th, over ninety young fundraisers …

What next for the Creative Case for Diversity?

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Sarah Bird was Arts Fundraising Fellow for New Writing North.  Sarah helped to raise funds from Trusts & Foundations and individual donors, carrying out in-depth research into new funding prospects. 2016 marks the fifth birthday of Arts Council England’s Creative Case for Diversity. It was first launched in September 2011, born from the 2010 Equality …

Are statistics essential for fundraisers?

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Rosy Ross was Arts Fundraising Fellow for mac Birmingham. Rosy supported the Box Office team to embed fundraising within their work.  Rosy also helped to refine the organisation’s case for support and strengthen their charitable communications. Fundraising for mac birmingham has turned me into a walking encyclopaedia of local facts and figures. I can tell …

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 …

How do You Ask for a Million Pounds?

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Nick Watts was Coordinator for Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy until August 2016, and is now Individual Giving Officer at the V&A Museum. The Stage recently reported that million-pound donations to arts, culture and humanities have halved since last year, from £91m to £45m. That’s a huge amount of philanthropy missing! This is according to Coutts’ …

How can we break down boundaries as Arts Fundraisers?

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  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.   A few weeks ago I attended the Bristol half of the No Boundaries conference 2015, hosted by Watershed. It was a thought-provoking event that pulled …