Impact

Impact

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy transforms the fundraising knowledge, skills and levels of success of arts organisations.

Working with Trustees, CEOs, senior leaders, mid-career and new and emerging talent, Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy empowers cultural professionals to harness the considerable opportunities that fundraising offers and to develop diverse and entrepreneurial practice, building and growing a skilled fundraising workforce. 

We achieve this through the following strands of delivery:

  • Ideas and innovation - developing new ideas and practical solutions to support organisations to achieve their fundraising potential;
  • Strategy and fundraising leadership - stimulating new sources of private income and cultivating commercial opportunities as part of impactful business planning; 
  • Training and lifelong learning - creating and sharing ideas for innovative practice via face to face, online and accredited training and learning.

Our clients

We work with a wide range of organisations in the arts, culture, and heritage sectors. We're passionate about the work we do and and how best we can support these organisations. 

 

Partners

Cause4 leads Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy with consortium partners the Arts Marketing Association (AMA) and the University of Leeds (UoL). Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) and Sector Support Organisation (SSO) from April 2018 – 2022.

 

 

First steps in fundraising

Evaluation Executive Summary Reports

The first three years of the Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Programme were evaluated by a team from the University of Leeds, led by Dr Ben Walmsley, School of Performance and Cultural Industries with Dr Elizabeth Harrop, Faculty of Arts and Sue Hayton, Cultural & Creative Industries Exchange. The evaluation has covered the impact of the Programme on individual participants, arts organisations and the arts and cultural sector as a whole.