CAF UK Giving 2015 Report

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The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has recently published its latest 2015 UK Giving Report, which acts as a great temperature-check for charitable giving in the UK. As always, there are some essential facts and figure for everyone to factor into their fundraising strategies. The ones that caught my eye as an arts and cultural charity …

Orchestra Tax Relief: The Expense of Excellence

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Christina McNeill was Arts Fundraising Fellow for the Hallé until September 2016, and has remained at the organisation as Development Campaigns Officer. A key factor which I think all the Arts Fundraising Fellows have been learning over the past seven months is that in the funding game, every little helps. Therefore, I’ve observed how important it is …

Fundraising across Three Continents and Two and a Half Languages

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Jonathan Mace was Arts Fundraising Fellow for the Royal Shakespeare Company until September 2016, and now works as Development Manager at Hampstead Theatre. It’s incredibly important to have a consistent organisational image and style. In fact, I refer to the Royal Shakespeare Company’s ‘Style Guide’ at least twice a day. I’ve learned that production titles are …