Arts Organisations Still Punching Below Their Weight in Legacy Giving

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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 …

Arts Council England Data: A Question of Scale

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Arts Council England (ACE) has recently released its dataset with 2015/16 information provided by National Portfolio Organisations (NPOs) and Major Partner Museums (MPMs).  This is published as a very useful Excel spreadsheet, allowing readers to filter this large dataset looking at specific groups according to their geographic region, artform/sector and organisation scale. This gives a …

My Five Golden Rules for Successful Fundraising

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Kathryn Worthington was until recently Arts Fundraising Fellow at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.  She has recently begun her new role as Alumni Relationships and Database Officer at Mansfield College, Oxford.  Here, Kathryn shares her five golden rules for successful fundraising. Whether you’re in conversation with a person who has the potential to make a transformative …

Developing Artists and Growing the Local Economy in Slough

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Oliver Laurenson-Gore, Business Manager at Resource Productions, writes about Slough Arts Forum’s ground-breaking arts and business event in September 2016, supported by Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy. Developing artists to grow the local economy in Slough is something Resource Productions believe in! We were awarded some support from Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy to grow the Slough Arts …

Launchpad Artists Tookit – Made in Corby and The Core at Corby Cube

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Helen Willmott, Made in Corby Programme Manager, writes about their Networks project supported by Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy. Made in Corby is an Arts Council England funded Creative People & Places programme, which aims to increase opportunities for local people to experience high-quality arts activities. A part of achieving this aim is to support the …

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 …

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 …

How to Recognise your Fundraising Assets

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Phoebe Wild was Arts Fundraising Fellow for Nuffield Theatre Southampton until September 2016, and is now Development Coordinator at Dartington Hall Trust. In a recent training session on ‘Planning a Fundraising Strategy’ Ruth Jarratt recommended identifying an organization’s ‘Assets’ and ‘Constraints’ suggesting that determining these will help structure a fundraising strategy. Assets: your work; your people; your physical location. …