Opinion

Arts Organisations Still Punching Below Their Weight in Legacy Giving

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

Meg Abdy has been analysing the legacy market since 1994 when she coordinated the first ever legacy forecasting project, now known as Legacy Monitor. Today she is responsible for programme management and is a Director at Legacy Foresight. She has particular interests in in-memory giving, international markets and donor research. Legacy Foresight and Arts Quarter …

Why We’re Running a Professional Fundraising Fellowships Programme

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

We’ve just launched a new Fundraising Fellowships Programme aimed at people already working within the arts and cultural sector, giving them the opportunity to participate in an intensive year of training and development, whilst continuing in their current employment.  Why this change, and why now? We couldn’t be prouder of the 55 Alumni Arts Fundraising …

Arts Council England Data: A Question of Scale

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Arts Council England (ACE) has recently released its dataset with 2015/16 information provided by National Portfolio Organisations (NPOs) and Major Partner Museums (MPMs).  This is published as a very useful Excel spreadsheet, allowing readers to filter this large dataset looking at specific groups according to their geographic region, artform/sector and organisation scale. This gives a …

My Five Golden Rules for Successful Fundraising

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Kathryn Worthington was until recently Arts Fundraising Fellow at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.  She has recently begun her new role as Alumni Relationships and Database Officer at Mansfield College, Oxford.  Here, Kathryn shares her five golden rules for successful fundraising. Whether you’re in conversation with a person who has the potential to make a transformative …

Developing Artists and Growing the Local Economy in Slough

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Oliver Laurenson-Gore, Business Manager at Resource Productions, writes about Slough Arts Forum’s ground-breaking arts and business event in September 2016, supported by Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy. Developing artists to grow the local economy in Slough is something Resource Productions believe in! We were awarded some support from Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy to grow the Slough Arts …

The New Young Arts Fundraisers Network Group

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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 …