Fundraising Culture Change 2022 – a dynamic programme supporting organisations to grow, change and secure their future in challenging times
Transformational Change for Arts, Culture and Heritage Organisations
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 calling out for organisations who want to focus on developing their sustainability over the next few years, and in doing so join organisations like Raw Music, Bethlem Gallery, Cambridgeshire County Council and Babylon Arts in driving a step change in their income generation.
What will my organisation gain?
Organisations are now facing the perfect storm, recovering after COVID-19 and with an impending cost of living crisis, and its subsequent impact on their business models. In these times, it’s easy for organisations to become inward-facing. They may struggle to build strong external relationships and stop looking outside of their organisation for fundraising opportunities. 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
The programme will build new ways of working through:
- Reflecting on internal culture and ways of working
- Looking at business models and approaches to income generation
- Inspiring leaders to seek out new fundraising opportunities and partnerships with confidence
- Supporting teams to feel ownership of their work
- Developing fundraising skills within the workforce
- Redefining ways of working to foster 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.
The Fundraising Culture Change programme is for organisations of any size, and all artforms – from small charities to universities and local authorities.
- We have the capacity to support five organisations between September 2022 - March 2023, with our aim to support one organisation in each Arts Council England region (South East, South West, London, North and Midlands)
- We welcome applications from a wide range of organisations, reflecting the diversity of artists and audiences for art and culture across England. Our definition of diversity encompasses responding to issues around race, ethnicity, faith, disability, age, gender, sexuality, class and economic disadvantage and any social and institutional barriers that prevent people from creating, participating or enjoying art and culture.
Applications for Fundraising Culture Change should be made via an Expression of Interest proposal. This should be no longer than three pages of A4 or a five-minute video and submitted by the CEO / Chair of the Board, to include:
- A brief description and history of the organisation
- A brief description of the organisation’s business model, mission, income profile and staff structure
- A brief description of the organisation’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the impact of this as well as other challenges facing the organisation over the next three years
- Why the organisation is interested in participating in the Fundraising Culture Change programme
- How participation will be led and supported by the Executive Team and Trustees/Directors.
Shortlisted organisations will be contacted in August 2022, and we may hold brief discussions over the phone or in person to gather further information before appointment. The programme will begin in September 2022 and run through to March 2023.
Expression of Interest proposals and any questions should be emailed to Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Head of Programme, David Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 12.00pm (noon) on 19th August 2022.