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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 …

The New Young Arts Fundraisers Network Group

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Matthew Ross, Co-founder, Young Arts Fundraisers, writes about their launch event supported by Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy. At a networking event last month, I found myself talking with the newest young recruit to the fundraising team of a London orchestra. I asked him what attracted him to the job. He hadn’t thought of fundraising as …

Gaining Strength from our Relationships

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Alison Street, Treasurer of the Music Educators and Researchers of Young Children Network (MERYC-England), writes about their training session supported by Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy. MERYC-England is changing. For over fifteen years we have been a loose but passionate and dedicated network of musicians, academics and practitioners all working with young children and their families …

Launchpad Artists Tookit – Made in Corby and The Core at Corby Cube

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Helen Willmott, Made in Corby Programme Manager, writes about their Networks project supported by Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy. Made in Corby is an Arts Council England funded Creative People & Places programme, which aims to increase opportunities for local people to experience high-quality arts activities. A part of achieving this aim is to support the …

Year 3 Fundraising Fellowships: Supporting Growth and Change in Cultural Fundraising

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

We bade a fond farewell to our 25 Year 3 Fundraising Fellows at the start of September 2016.  We’ve now had a bit of time to reflect on their year and the programme’s overall achievements.   These are significant, in terms of learning, job creation, capacity-building and income raised. The majority of the 25 Fellows have …

How to Fundraise with Digital Tools

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Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy has financially supported the Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole Fundraisers Network through our networks funding programme. Karen Malim, Development Manager at Dorchester Arts, gives a review of “How to fundraise with digital tools”, a presentation given by Howard Lake for network on 3 March 2016. When I first mooted the idea of a …

Friends Schemes: How to make them work

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Sarah Gee

This post was written by Sarah Gee, co-founder and Managing Partner at Indigo Ltd. In the past 10 years, since I started I started consulting, the most regularly repeated mistakes I’ve seen have been around membership schemes. Initially, it was organisations which hadn’t worked out return on investment and were shocked to find they were …

Musicians as Fundraisers

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

On the 6th April, the Association of British Orchestras (ABO) held a 1-day training course, Musicians as Fundraisers, partly funded by the Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy programme, which I coordinate. Musicians from some brilliant orchestras attended the day, and it was great to see so many artists enthused about fundraising. Musicians are increasingly expected to …