Training Blog

An Evening With… Andrew Barnett, Director of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation UK

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

On Tuesday the 9th of December, Arts Fundraising Fellows, Cause4 staff and Guildhall School Creative Entrepreneurs were fortunate to be joined by Andrew Barnett, Director of the UK branch of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, for ‘An Evening With’ event. Andrew has a wealth of experience across the charitable sector and during the session shared a range of …

Marketing Your Way to Fundraising Success

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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

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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 …

Beth Harvey, Fundraising fellow at Liverpool Philharmonic, shares five key messages for emerging fundraisers

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In November this year, in the beautiful setting of the East Sussex countryside, The Management Centre welcomed a team of enthusiastic and eager to learn fundraisers from the UK and abroad. A week at the National Arts Fundraising School (NAFS) is a completely immersive experience.  We were hungry for knowledge of all things fundraising, from experts …

Where do you sit on the Data Maturity Spectrum?

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Leo Sharrock

Not a question you get asked every day, but it’s one that I recently asked the delegates at the start of the first of four workshops Using and Managing Data in Fundraising – part of Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy’s training programme. It’s an interesting question if you want to evaluate whether and how much scope …

Introduction to Budgets and Finance led by Rosemary Spencer. Paint by Numbers – Balancing your figures tells a story

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The 2014 Fundraising Fellows have now enjoyed a month working for their host organisations. Earlier this month, the London and South West cohort had the excellent opportunity to meet at the Cause4 Offices. We enjoyed two days of in depth induction and training, getting to grips with our intensive training schedule and shared insights into how each …