Opinion

Securing Funding from Housing Associations and Developers

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

As fundraisers, we are always looking to build better relationships and explore new fundraising opportunities. With this in mind, we (Dana, Cockpit Arts, and Jill, A New Direction) hosted a half-day event, supported by Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy, examining how to secure funding from the housing sector. So what do we mean by the housing sector? …

Young People in the Arts: Fundraising Network

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The Arts Fundraising& Philanthropy Programme supports fundraisers networks, including Young People in the Arts. They have kindly written a blog on their recent event: “Fundraising in the Arts: What Now and Next” in partnership with Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy. Matthew Ross, Events Manager at Young People in the Arts writes On January 27th, over ninety young fundraisers …

An Introduction to Prospect Research

By Amanda Rigali on   |  

Jessica Hilton was Arts Fundraising Fellow for Hull Truck Theatre until September 2015, and now works at Northern Ballet in Leeds as the Research & Data Officer in their fundraising team. Prospect Research is a vital support function to your Fundraising efforts. Not only can it identify new supporters to your organisation, it ensures that you are pitching …

Cutting back on creativity?

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Sophie Mak-Schram was Arts Fundraising Fellow at Punchdrunk until September 2016, and has remained at the organisation as Development Assistant. Cardiff Council announced proposed funding cuts of £700,000 to the arts and culture budget late last year. This was met, unsurprisingly, with a vociferous campaign from the cultural community; an online petition amassed 6,000 signatories …

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 …