AMA Conference 2020

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How to convince trustees of the need to invest in digital skills development

1. The role of trustees In this resource, our expert, Michael Turnpenny, Head of Museums Development Yorkshire, explores the importance of your trustees in any change programme and considers approaches to convince them of the urgency of change. Trustees are important champions for your organisation and represent its mission and values externally, so having trustees … Read more

Now, New and Next for Cultural Fundraisers. Fundraising at Times of Crisis.

The fifth edition of Now, New and Next from Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy focuses on supporting arts, culture and heritage organisations to consider their responses to fundraising at a time of global crisis. It thinks through the next decade of impact, as well as how to effectively communicate with donors. It also suggests ideas as to how organisations might build crisis campaigns and to consider … Read more

Quick guide: effective boards

This simple toolkit will help you develop a board equipped with the skills and perspectives you need to achieve your mission and vision.

Running a fundraising gala for the first time

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

Fundraising from an Artistic Director's perspective

One of the biggest challenges in fundraising is that funders want access to artistic directors as often it’s their vision that is being supported. In this interview, Wieke Eringa, Artistic Director of Yorkshire Dance, discusses her approach to fundraising including the challenges and benefits of leading on fundraising; building income; fundraising for both projects and core costs; … Read more

The good trustee – developing a leadership role in supporting fundraising

Trustees of arts boards should be playing a significant part in supporting fundraising activities, according to Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett, Chair of Cause4. In this article, Sir Thomas explores the ways in which arts and cultural organisations can support their trustees to think about their leadership role in supporting fundraising. He suggests several key themes to help … Read more

Trust applications – a funder’s perspective

This interview with The Pilgrim Trust’s Director, Georgina Nayler, offers an insight into the grant application process from a funder’s point of view. It provides a guide on how to apply for funds from trust and foundations; from planning an application and common mistakes through to the key ingredients of a successful application.

Fundraising and the board

Trustees can play an important role in the fundraising activity of an organisation. This short guide by NCVO, outlines the key responsibilities Trustees have in relation to fundraising to ensure an organisation complies with good practice.