With arts philanthropy static in the UK and declining in the US, what needs to be done to persuade the next generation of mega-rich donors to support culture? Michelle Wright, CEO of Cause4 and Programme Director of the Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Programme. examines the challenges ahead.
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Laura Greenfield explains the fundraising term ‘case for support’ and why this document is important to your development activities. She provides a step-by-step guide to creating your organisation’s case for support and how to tailor it to meet the needs of your different donors.
NSPCC Fundraising Manager Rebecca Taylor reflects on her time in arts and cause-led charities and shares her recommendations for successful fundraising.
This collection brings together four presentations exploring innovative storytelling, fundraising in the face of disaster, crowdfunding and team development approaches.
Find out how the constituent arts organisations of Manchester’s newest arts centre, HOME, took on the challenge of raising funds for their £25 million capital build project and the revenue projects, with a limited budget.
In this article, Fern Potter likens fundraising to choreographing a dance – starting with a clear vision that is developed into a strategy that can be used to achieve your organisation’s fundraising goals. A good fundraising strategy can help fundraisers overcome the fear of asking people for money.
If arts and cultural organisations want to secure long-term, sustainable funding from corporations their fundraisers need to be empowered to negotiate and build partnerships – we know how companies can meet our needs, but we rarely find out how we can meet their needs. In this guide Sarah Winchester spoke to Beth Upton from Money Tree Fundraising … Read more
The Lyric Hammersmith wanted to thank every donor who contributed to their capital campaign, no matter how small. Libby Penn from Spektrix explains how they did it. This article originally appeared in Arts Professional.
Chickenshed is an inclusive theatre company based in a purpose-built venue in North London. They create theatre for all ages and run successful outreach projects, education courses and membership programmes throughout the year. This case study takes a look at Chickenshed’s hugely successful gala and events programme, which raises approximately 50% of Chickenshed’s fundraised income each year. Forecast income … Read more
Founded in 1973, the Academy of Ancient Music (AAM) performs baroque and classical music in the style and spirit in which it was first performed. In this case study, the AAM describes the planning process involved in organising a fundraising gala to celebrate its 40th Anniversary. It was the AAM’s first gala in their 40 year history and … Read more