Opinion

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 …

For the love of art?

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Michael Adamson was Fellow for Studio Wayne McGregor until September 2016, and has remained with the organisation as Development Officer. At the launch of the Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Year 3 Fellowships in October, a panel discussion on “What I wish someone had told me when I first went into arts fundraising” took place, which you can listen …

Fundraising across Three Continents and Two and a Half Languages

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Jonathan Mace was Arts Fundraising Fellow for the Royal Shakespeare Company until September 2016, and now works as Development Manager at Hampstead Theatre. It’s incredibly important to have a consistent organisational image and style. In fact, I refer to the Royal Shakespeare Company’s ‘Style Guide’ at least twice a day. I’ve learned that production titles are …

Boundaries Between Fundraising and the Arts

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Patrick Reynolds was Arts Fundraising Fellow for the Royal Exchange Theatre until September 2016. In September I was privileged to be able to represent the Arts Fundraising Fellowship at the Manchester site of No Boundaries 2015 – the State of the Arts Conference which is now available to watch in its entirety online if you missed it. …

Forsaking Funding-Speak: Why Evaluation Needs Creativity

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Sophie Mak-Schram was Arts Fundraising Fellow for Punchdrunk until September 2016, and has remained with the organisation as Development Assistant. Can the two professional arts fundraisers please email me?” read the mail-out. Nadja and I had ventured along to see how we could contribute towards the ambitions of DIY Space for London, a cooperative arts space in South London. …

Familiarise to Fundraise

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Phoebe Wild was Arts Fundraising Fellow for Nuffield Theatre Southampton until September 2016, and is now Development Coordinator at Dartington Hall Trust. As someone that enjoys meeting new people I was pleased to hear at the beginning of my Fundraising Fellowship year that an important element of development work is getting to know people; building a rapport and …