Arts Organisations Still Punching Below Their Weight in Legacy Giving

By Amanda Rigali on

Meg Abdy has been analysing the legacy market since 1994 when she coordinated the first ever legacy forecasting project, now known as Legacy Monitor. Today she is responsible for programme management and is a Director at Legacy Foresight. She has particular interests in in-memory giving, international markets and donor research. Legacy Foresight and Arts Quarter …

Musicians as Fundraisers

By Amanda Rigali on

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 …

From Fellow to Professional Fundraiser

By Amanda Rigali on

After eight months of intensive training and hands-on learning as an Arts Fundraising Fellow, I’m excited be taking the next step in my career journey as Development Executive, Individual Giving at The Lowry in Salford. With a strong commitment to the sector, securing a permanent role in generating income for the arts following the Fellowship programme was …

Arts Fundraising – what’s in a job title?

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I’ve been thinking about the job titles ‘fundraiser’ and ‘grants officer’ and ‘corporates manager’ and ‘development director’. And I’ve come to the conclusion that they are a bit of a misnomer. Or rather, they should be. If someone’s sole raison d’être in an organisation is to bring in money, I wonder just how successful they …