Opinion

An Interview with Dorothy Wilson, CEO of mac birmingham

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Rosy Ross was Arts Fundraising Fellow for mac Birmingham until September 2016. Rosy supported the Box Office team to embed fundraising within their work.  Rosy also helped to refine the organisation’s case for support and strengthen their charitable communications. Just before it was announced that Dorothy would step down as Artistic Director and CEO of mac birmingham, I spoke …

Cut Out the Fundraising Jargon

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Kathryn Worthington was Arts Fundraising Fellow for the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford until September 2016, and is now Alumni Relationships and Database Officer at Mansfield College, Oxford. As we are all aware‚ the current funding climate is competitive. Take the Paul Hamlyn Foundation as an example. They give £25 million in funding each year but are still only able …

7 Tips for Crowdfunding Success

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Alessandra Green was Arts Fundraising Fellow for the London Transport Museum until September 2016, and is now Corporate Partnerships Officer at the Design Museum. There has never been a better time to crowdfund. The ‘alternative finance’ market has doubled in the past year and this pace is expected to continue throughout 2016, according to research by Nesta. …

How to Fundraise with Digital Tools

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Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy has financially supported the Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole Fundraisers Network through our networks funding programme. Karen Malim, Development Manager at Dorchester Arts, gives a review of “How to fundraise with digital tools”, a presentation given by Howard Lake for network on 3 March 2016. When I first mooted the idea of a …

Self-Compassion for Fundraisers

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Katy Price was Arts Fundraising Fellow for Black Country Living Museum until September 2016, and has remained at the organisation as Development Manager (Projects). 6 months into life as a Fundraising Fellow and what an adventure it is. There have been wonderful moments of success but, inevitably, not everything always goes as planned. Over the past …

Artistic Vision vs Fundraising Needs – How to Find the Balance?

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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. In January 2016, Chancellor George Osborne attended the first anniversary celebration of the Creative Industries Federation. He spoke out …