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Giving Tuesday

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Cat Palmer was Arts Fundraising Fellow for Wiltshire Music Centre until September 2016, and has remained with the organisation as Development Assistant. Risk-taking is a phrase that scares a lot of people. It’s also a crucial part of fundraising, and perhaps one of the most common ways that risk-taking can manifest itself in a fundraising context is through …

What I’ve Learnt About Arts Fundraising from an Artist

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I recently ran a fundraising training session for the Lincoln Cultural and Arts Partnership.  During the session, the 15 participants and I explored ways in which all kinds of arts and cultural organisations could benefit from establishing some very straightforward fundraising processes.  Of course, a very important goal of fundraising is to raise money, but …

“What I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I First Went into Arts Fundraising”

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The third year of the Arts Fundraising Fellowships programme was launched in Leeds, October 2015, and included a panel discussion, “What I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I First Went into Arts Fundraising”. The panel was chaired by Amanda Rigali (Head of Programmes, Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy) and speakers included: Rory Wardroper, Fundraising Consultant, Opera …

The Dos and Don’ts of Digital Fundraising

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<img class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-6378" src=" meilleur site pour×150.jpg” alt=”Allessandra Green Profile” width=”150″ height=”150″ />Giving in the Arts can often be unpredictable. Funding trends are not always obvious and although I have only been fundraising for a month, I have quickly learnt that you cannot assume where your next donation will come from or how …