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 …

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. …

From Fellow to Professional Fundraiser

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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 …