Fundraising Culture Change

Fundraising Culture Change

Applications for the Fundraising Culture Change Programme are now closed.

The Fundraising Culture Change programme is a tailored consultancy package led by Michelle Wright, CEO of Cause4 and Programme Director of Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy. Designed for arts, culture and heritage organisations experiencing substantial transition or change, the programme supports leaders and inspires teams to work collaboratively to increase fundraising and income generation. 

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy is now recruiting for a new cohort of organisations to join over 30 others that have benefitted from the programme over the last six years including Babylon Arts, Munnings Art Museum, Sporting Heritage CIC and Bethlem Gallery. 

"The Culture Change programme enabled a fresh approach to assessing our organisational culture, providing support and advice which has helped us to move forward in an informed and re-invigorated way."
Claire Somerville, Chief Executive Officer at Babylon Arts

The external context in which the cultural sector operates has perhaps been never more challenging. As organisations grapple with global challenges, the cost of living and localised issues, it’s easy to become inward-facing. Right now, it is more important than ever that arts organisations have the fundraising strategies and internal cultures required to survive and be resilient. 

Fundraising Culture Change is for: 

  • Leadership teams 
  • Board members 
  • Staff and volunteers 

The programme will build new ways of working through: 

  • Inspiring leaders to confidently seek new fundraising opportunities and partners 
  • Looking at business models and approaches to income generation
  • Building or refreshing fundraising strategies and plans
  • Supporting teams to developing fundraising skills, feel ownership of fundraising and to build a culture for fundraising
  • Fostering innovation and growth

The programme is bespoke to each individual organisation. Previous participants have developed business plans, fundraising strategies, major donor implementation or corporate fundraising strategies – the programme works with whatever is most pressing for the organisation. 

Deadline: September 1st, 12pm.

For more information about Culture Change and to apply, see below for our call out.


What previous participants say:

"Culture Change was strategic but also practical, we had open discussions and moved forwards a culture of fundraising within the organisation."

- Catherine Herbert, Whitstable Biennale 


"I can't advocate for Michelle strongly enough. Her delivery has been as close to perfect as possible."

- Mark Davyd, Rhythmix Music