Resources tagged with philanthropy



Key Findings: Cause4 Arts and Culture Fundraising Benchmark

Published in Autumn 2022, key findings from Cause4‘s Arts and Culture Fundraising Benchmark (2021 release of 2019 data). The benchmarking data remains a valuable guide to understanding the pre-pandemic norm – a check against where your organisation could, or should, return to. Combined with more recent insights from other published sources, the benchmarks offer a … Read more

Covid-19 and Philanthropy – Giving in 2020.

A new study of performing arts organisations in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. by TRG Arts and U.K. arts data specialists Purple Seven shows a decline in philanthropic revenue in 2020 on both sides of the Atlantic. David Brownlee and Eric Nelson examine the findings.

Wooing the young billionaires

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.

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy

Can you tell our readers a bit about what you do?   Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy transforms the fundraising knowledge, skills and levels of success of creative organisations. We’re a national consortium led by Cause4, with the Arts Marketing Association and University of Leeds.   Our dedicated programme of training courses support arts professionals across their career, from new fundraisers writing their first applications to Trustees looking to become Chairs … Read more

Catalyst Evaluation Year One

Gain insight into Arts Council England’s Catalyst programme designed to help arts organisations diversify their income streams and access more funding from private sources.

Catalyst Evaluation Year Two

Find out more about Arts Council England’s Catalyst programme – designed to help arts organisations increase private giving – in this second evaluation report, which covers the entire programme.

Mixture Matters: The challenges and opportunities in the business models of Craft Development Organisations

The Catalyst Craft Consortium – comprising of Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool; Craftspace, Birmingham; Devon Guild, Bovey Tracey, Devon; Manchester Craft & Design Centre; and Smiths Row, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk – has been working to develop skills and evidence to attract philanthropy and investment, and explore new areas of fundraising. The consortium commissioned this report to investigate the … Read more

Developing relationships with donors

This AMA conference 2014 session led by Michelle Wright, Clare Titley and David Byrne, looked at how arts organisations can better address the needs of current and prospective donors. The panel shared their thoughts on the barriers and opportunities open to the sector and how we might work together to overcome address these.