Opinion

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

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

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 …

Fundraising in Partnership with Other Organisations

Heather Holcroft-Pinn was Fellow for Tobacco Factory Theatres. Heather helped to raise new funds from Trusts & Foundations, both to support education work and the organisation’s future capital plans. Over the course of my fellowship year I have been very lucky to be part of a fundraising partnership with another Bristol organisation. Tobacco Factory Theatres have …

Making the Case to Corporates in a Challenging Global and Political Context

Christie Johnson was Arts Fundraising Fellow for Writers’ Centre Norwich. Christie raised funds from Trusts & Foundations and helped to develop new communications and fundraising strategies for the organisation, particularly for individual giving and digital campaigns. Uncertainty, unpredictability and loss are universal truths that the arts and culture sector have been facing for a number of …