Opinion

The New Young Arts Fundraisers Network Group

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

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 …

NYMAZ Music Partner Network Fundraising Seminar

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy has financially supported the NYMAS Youth Music Partner Network through our networks funding programme. Heidi Johnson, NYMAZ’s Director, writes about the Network’s inaugural meeting. Earlier this year, North Yorkshire-based youth music development charity NYMAZ hosted a Fundraising Seminar at Newby Hall near Ripon, with a focus on private income sources. 16 …

London Writers Network: Funding and Developing Your Career

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Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy has financially supported the London Writers Network through our networks funding programme. Laura Kenwright, Communications and Project Manager at Spread the Word, writes about the Network’s inaugural meeting held in June 2016. With generous support from Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy, Spread the Word informally launched our new membership scheme, the London Writers Network, …

What’s in a Charitable Status?

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

Michael Adamson was Arts Fundraising Fellow for Studio Wayne McGregor until September 2016, and has remained at the organisation in the new role of Development Officer.  Charities are vital to society, however, in recent years, the work of non-profits has been left tainted. Poor fundraising practice, lack of transparency, and the high profile collapse of Kids …