Fundraising, Philanthropy and the Environmental Agenda

Jan 18, 2022 | By

Now, New, Next Issue 7: Fundraising, Philanthropy & the Environmental Agenda

As the next phase of pandemic recovery starts in 2022, there are many competing agendas for the leaders of arts organisations to explore. But the environmental agenda is firmly at the forefront of much of our thinking and concerns.

Our climate is changing faster than nature can adapt to it. We have a limited time to keep global temperatures within a limit that the earth can recover from, and therefore the need to take action is urgent for all of us.

Following on from the UK’s hosting of COP26 in Glasgow in November 2021, in this edition of Now, New, Next, the team at Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy has turned its attention to what the climate emergency might mean for fundraising and philanthropy practice in the coming years.

The issues to consider are varied and complex. What will drive systems change? How can the arts support wider environmental policy agendas?

How can funders support behavioural change? What might Trustees need to consider and how will the investment policies of charities need to change? How do we navigate the ethics of fundraising and partnerships?

We hope that you’ll find this issue helpful in supporting your organisation to navigate some of the critical issues in relation to the environmental agenda and fundraising and philanthropy practice.

Thank you to all the contributors to this issue. If you would be interested in contributing an article to a future issue, please send us an email and we’ll be in touch.