In the latest in our series of articles for Arts Professional, Michelle Wright discusses how poor fundraising tactics have brought shame on the sector. Change is needed, but is a new regulator really the way to go?
"Fundraising can be the most brilliant profession. If you are raising money for a cause that you believe in, there is nothing like the buzz of it. And the current state of the economy has meant that fundraisers require even more ingenuity. It’s a profession not for the faint-hearted for sure, but for those wanting a challenge, what could be more exciting? Yet it has been a rough few months and as we see more scandal and problems come to light, I wonder just where we go from here..."