Opinion

Trustee leadership in arts fundraising – food for thought

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

On Tuesday 29th October the Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Programme ran our inaugural Governance Training Seminar. Participants were a mixture of executive leaders and trustees from leading arts organisations, and the session was led by the Chair of the Philanthropy Review –  Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett. Everyone who attended, including the panel members Matthew Bowcock, Sir …

Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Fellows – First ‘An Evening with….’

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

Emma Pickering is the Arts Fundraising Fellow for Sadlers Wells, and attended the ‘An Evening with….’ event Last Friday, the Cause4 offices were bustling, alive and loud with laughter and conversation. The work day had finished and it was time for Cause4 to open their doors and focus upon its own development, structure and journey …

What is the role of a Trustee in fundraising and philanthropy?

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

As statutory funding is squeezed, many of us involved in fundraising for arts charities face a significant challenge. Common perception is that arts charities will suffer the most as government money dries up . The alarmists go one step further and point out that foundations and wealthy individuals may not regard arts organisations as the …

Arts fundraising training – the fundamentals

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

We’re now shaping the kinds of training we’ll offer within the Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Programme.  There will be training opportunities for people across the arts sector, at all stages of their careers, from our graduate Fellowships programme through to Governance training sessions for Chairs of Trustees and CEOs. We sent out a short Arts Fundraising Training …

A new generation of entrepreneurial arts fundraisers launches

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

Today the Arts Council England-funded Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy programme announces its first cohort of 11 graduate fundraisers, an exciting moment for the arts and cultural sector! The group based in London (Cause4) and the North (Dare Fundraising Academy) will benefit from a specially devised 12 month intensive training programme, including a week at the …

Celebrating a new Consortium for Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

The crisis facing arts organisations in this economic climate is well documented. We know from our work with a wide-range of cultural organisations that as private sector giving in the arts comes under increasing pressure, and with Government adamant that it will not restore lost funding to the arts but will rely instead on a drive to increase …