Programme News

Arts sponsorship: the slippery issue of ethics

Michelle Wright

24th November 2014

Michelle Wright’s latest article for Guardian Culture Professionals has been published today.  The article debates the tricky issues around arts organisations taking sponsorship from firms with a chequered ethical history.

Twitter Q&A with Howard Lake – 25 November 2014

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10th November 2014

The next in our series of Twitter Q&As will take place on Tuesday 25 November 2014 between 9am-10am. Howard Lake, publisher of UK Fundraising will be answering all your digital fundraising questions. Tweet your questions to @howardlake and use hashtag #AskAFP to join the conversation. Howard runs our Practical Digital Fundraising course (Birmingham on 9 December, London on 13 January and Manchester on 3 March) and he will also be running the first Arts Fundraising Camp in London on 16 December.

Twitter Q&A with Leo Sharrock – 7 November 2014

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3rd November 2014

Ahead of his ‘Using and managing data in fundraising‘ course in London later in the month, Leo Sharrock (Head of Data Strategy for The Audience Agency) will be taking over their Twitter account on Friday 7 November from 1pm-2pm to discuss how arts organisations can make better use of their data for fundraising. From identifying the data assets that you have to thinking about how they might influence your fundraising strategy, Leo will share his top tips. Tweet your questions to @audienceagents using the hashtag #asktheagents.

November 2014 e-newsletter

28th October 2014

View an online version of our November e-newsletter here, with details of our training programme, the launch of our new Twitter Q&A sessions as well as the release of the date for next year’s Summer School.

Twitter Q&A with Ruth Jarratt – 30 October 2014

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24th October 2014

Ahead of her ‘Planning a fundraising strategy‘ course in London on Thursday 30 October, trainer Ruth Jarratt will be guest-Tweeting @artsfundraising between 9am-10am to answer your fundraising queries. Don’t miss this opportunity to pick up some expert advice – use hashtag #AskAFP to join the conversation.

Online workshops begin this week

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20th October 2014

This week sees the first of a series of online workshops in partnership with the Arts Marketing Association. Individual giving plans – generating income and building successful relationships takes place on Thursday 23 October between 10.30am-12.30pm, and there are further online workshops scheduled for January & February 2015.

Expert advice on fundraising challenges

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16th October 2014

Our latest article for Arts Professional has been published today. As arts fundraisers continue to put their heart and soul into securing their organisation’s financial future, we share four fundraising experts’ advice on the key challenges they are facing, from communications and digital fundraising to data analysis and entrepreneurship…

National Summer School for Arts Fundraising and Leadership 2015

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6th October 2014

The National Summer School for Arts Fundraising and Leadership 2015 will take place in Leeds from Sunday 16 to Friday 21 August 2015, offering an intensive programme of study for emerging cultural entrepreneurs and will be led by renowned academics and arts sector professionals. Find out more and register your interest today…