Opinion

Seagulls and carpet slippers – What are Trustees For?

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

The Kilfinan Group is a group of senior business people who provide free and informal mentoring to charity chief executives. Ask members of the group what their mentees frequently single out as their biggest challenge and most will reply “Handling the board”. Why is this? Are trustees viewed by Chief Executives and their staff as …

“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="http://artsfundraising.org meilleur site pour cialis.uk/afp/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Allessandra-Green-Profile1-e1444925724706-150×150.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 …

Cultivation Events for High-Level Individuals

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

During my first month as an Arts Fundraising Fellow at the Hallé, cultivation events have been a predominant theme of the projects that I’ve been involved with. There are many ongoing discussions in the organisation surrounding the cultivation of new high-level individuals and translating introductions into relationships. Throughout these discussions it has been interesting to …

Attracting a Diverse Workforce – What Do We Need to Consider in Arts Fundraising?

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This article was originally published in the Huffington Post. Like the rest of the charitable sector, the arts is struggling to reflect the UK’s broader diversity. Arts Council England (ACE) estimates that just 9% of permanent staff in its National Portfolio Organisations and major museums are from black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. But …

Get on Board: Structure and Knowledge Transfer

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I think it’s relatively safe to say that in the current climate, within our generation there is a growing sense of disillusionment – most identifiable through individual attitudes towards politics. With recent negative media coverage of malpractice by charities (including data protection issues and the tragic story of Olive Cooke), the climate is by no means …