A New Look at Developing Major Donors

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

Last Wednesday saw the first in a range of training sessions run by the Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Programme, focusing on fundraising for people working in arts organisations, be it specialists within a department or managers who look after lots of things including fundraising. In the beautiful setting of the River Terrace at the Baltic, Gateshead, Patricia Castanha …

Thoughts on the Fellowship after Three months

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

A little over four months ago the Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy programme announced its first cohort of graduate fundraisers, with the newly-appointed Fundraising Fellows beginning their placements at leading arts and cultural organisations in London and the North of England in late September. Having successfully completed my first three months as a Fellow, it seems appropriate to …

Donor Relations: From Seed to Flower

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

In a time of austerity, arts organisations are searching for sources of sustainable income to support them through the tough economic climate. The former lifeline that was public funding is no longer so readily available and if organisations wish to flourish, they must learn to encourage giving on a longer term basis. If there is …