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 …

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 …

Gaining Strength from our Relationships

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Alison Street, Treasurer of the Music Educators and Researchers of Young Children Network (MERYC-England), writes about their training session supported by Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy. MERYC-England is changing. For over fifteen years we have been a loose but passionate and dedicated network of musicians, academics and practitioners all working with young children and their families …

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 …

Year 3 Fundraising Fellowships: Supporting Growth and Change in Cultural Fundraising

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We bade a fond farewell to our 25 Year 3 Fundraising Fellows at the start of September 2016.  We’ve now had a bit of time to reflect on their year and the programme’s overall achievements.   These are significant, in terms of learning, job creation, capacity-building and income raised. The majority of the 25 Fellows have …

What’s in a Charitable Status?

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Michael Adamson was Arts Fundraising Fellow for Studio Wayne McGregor until September 2016, and has remained at the organisation in the new role of Development Officer.  Charities are vital to society, however, in recent years, the work of non-profits has been left tainted. Poor fundraising practice, lack of transparency, and the high profile collapse of Kids …