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, we empower 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.



Cause4 leads Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy with consortium partner the University of Leeds. In April 2023, Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy joined Arts Council England’s IPSO (Investment Principles Support Organisation) portfolio.