Opinion

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 …

Friends Schemes: How to make them work

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Sarah Gee

This post was written by Sarah Gee, co-founder and Managing Partner at Indigo Ltd. In the past 10 years, since I started I started consulting, the most regularly repeated mistakes I’ve seen have been around membership schemes. Initially, it was organisations which hadn’t worked out return on investment and were shocked to find they were …

Musicians as Fundraisers

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On the 6th April, the Association of British Orchestras (ABO) held a 1-day training course, Musicians as Fundraisers, partly funded by the Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy programme, which I coordinate. Musicians from some brilliant orchestras attended the day, and it was great to see so many artists enthused about fundraising. Musicians are increasingly expected to …

Fundraising for the Long-term: Trends Revealed in the Latest Private Income Data from Arts Council England

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Arts Council England has now published its latest Annual Survey Analysis for National Portfolio Organisations (NPOs) and Major Partner Museums (MPMs) for the financial year 2014/15. The Analysis looks at the breakdown of income from all participating NPOs, of which there were 683 in this financial year. Income is broken down across strands, with Contributed …

Fundraising Ethics: The BP debate continues

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Jodie Marsden was Arts Fundraising Fellow for Artswork until September 2016, and is now Trusts Officer at Battersea Cats & Dogs Home. Fundraising ethics have hit the headlines once again. Most recently, the debate surrounding ethical corporate sponsorship has resurfaced with the news that BP is to end its sponsorship of Tate Britain after almost 30 years. …

3 Tips for Legacy Giving to the Arts

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Cat Palmer was Arts Fundraising Fellow for Wiltshire Music Centre until September 2016, and has remained at the organisation as Development Assistant. On 16th March 2016, the South West Fellows were lucky enough to be able to attend a training session with the development team at the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO). With a varied and remarkable history, the …