Michelle Wright, Programme Director for Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy and CEO of Cause4, recently interviewed Paul Amadi - a charity fundraising expert and one of the founders of the Black Fundraisers' Network at the Institute of Fundraising - for The Huffington Post.
The resulting article - Attracting a diverse workforce - what do we need to consider in arts fundraising? - sees Michelle and Paul exploring some of the key issues and ideas. "Like the rest of the charitable sector, the arts is struggling to reflect the UK's broader diversity. Arts Council England (ACE) estimates that just 9% of permanent staff in its National Portfolio Organisations and major museums are from black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. But in our fundraising teams, it seems that attracting a diverse workforce might be even more challenging."