Opinion

Mass Participation Fundraising Events

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Michaela Clayton was Arts Fundraising Fellow at People United until September 2016, and is now Trusts & Foundations Officer at Cardboard Citizens. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Running a Tough Mudder or even walking around London dressed as a penguin are all fundraising events where you can raise money for your favourite charities – but how effective are …

The Funny Side of Fundraising: an interview with Richard Herring

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Sanpreet Janjua was Fellow for Nottingham Playhouse until September 2016, and has remained with the organisation as Development Officer. The age of the internet means that all sorts of content is readily available for free. Our favourite news and blogs sites come ready armed with donate buttons. Working comedians are now also asking for donations – not …

Vive la Devolution..?

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Bhavisha Kukadia was Arts Fundraising Fellow for New Art Exchange until September 2016, and has remained with the organisation as Fundraising and Business Development Executive. It may seem obvious, but being a fundraiser is a lot about understanding money. Not just the income and expenditures of your projects or tax efficiency of Gift Aid, but I …

What next for the Creative Case for Diversity?

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Sarah Bird was Arts Fundraising Fellow for New Writing North.  Sarah helped to raise funds from Trusts & Foundations and individual donors, carrying out in-depth research into new funding prospects. 2016 marks the fifth birthday of Arts Council England’s Creative Case for Diversity. It was first launched in September 2011, born from the 2010 Equality …

Are statistics essential for fundraisers?

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Rosy Ross was Arts Fundraising Fellow for mac Birmingham. 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. Fundraising for mac birmingham has turned me into a walking encyclopaedia of local facts and figures. I can tell …

Four Tips For Applying To Trusts And Foundations

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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. Trusts and Foundations are essential when fundraising. According to Funding Central, there are around 8,800 grant-making trusts and foundations in the UK, providing around £1.7 billion in grants to charitable causes each year. Although …