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27th February 2014 Sara Lock

Resources tagged with "fundraising events"

How to… run a fundraising event. Rattling buckets and sharing passion

Pamela Johnson takes us through her work with Northern Broadsides raising £5,000 of match funding to deliver an education and learning programme for their 2019 tour of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.

By Pamela Johnson (formerly Pfrommer)Published:2019 Type: blog


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Bringing the Boldre Hoard home: community engagement sparks fundraising success

St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery’s Boldre Hoard Appeal won The Brown Creative Award for Best Campaign under £100,000 in the Emcees Awards 2017, run by The National Arts Fundraising School. Mark Tomlinson shares the secrets behind their success.

By Mark TomlinsonPublished:2017 Type: case-study


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Fundraising: doing it your way

When it comes to fundraising, it’s tempting to copy the people who appear to be doing it properly. But what is the ‘proper way’? We captured some thoughts from the second Catalyst learning day of 2017, led by BOP Consulting.

By Sara LockPublished:2017 Type: article


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‘Strictly’-style fundraising event raises £6,000 each for charity partners

Helga Brandt and Joanne Howard from Pavilion Dance South West share how partnering with another charity has helped them achieve fundraising success.

By Helga Brandt, Joanne HowardPublished:2017 Type: case-study


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Innovation in Fundraising – sharing lessons and tales of small charities’ experiences

Gain inspiration and ideas from this collection of small charities' fundraising stories. Created with support from Creative Scotland and Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling, Innovation in Fundraising shares experiences from the arts and beyond.

By Kathryn Welch, Macrobert Arts Centre, StirlingPublished:2017 Type: case-study


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The Art Fund: the battle to save the Staffordshire Hoard

The Staffordshire Hoard was valued at £3.3 million and the Art Fund led the campaign to raise the funds needed to buy it for the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery. This is a wonderful example of a successful emergency appeal. This campaign really captured the imagination of the public and was so successful that it even closed a few weeks early, which is especially admirable given the current economic climate. This case study was originally published by SOFII: Showcasing of Fundraising, Innovation and Inspirtation.

Published:2015 Type: case-study


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Crowdfunding with a twist

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.

Published:2015 Type: case-study


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Fundraising events: Chickenshed's gala programme

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 from fundraising events in 2015/16 is £1million.

Published:2015 Type: case-study


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Panto Wheels: a sponsored fundraising event in the arts

Panto Wheels is a scheme run by Cambridge Arts Theatre to help children from culturally and socially deprived areas of Cambridgeshire to attend the theatre's Christmas pantomime by subsidising the cost of travel. In 2013 Victoria Willingale did a sponsored bike ride to raise awareness and money for Panto Wheels. By working with local partners, including the local paper, she was able to get press and social media attention, raise £1,600 (plus Gift Aid) in sponsorship, and create a relationship that led to a £3,800 grant for the scheme.

Published:2015 Type: case-study


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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 it proved a huge success surpassing expectations.

Published:2015 Type: case-study


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Getting your donor cultivation event right

This guide provides key points to consider when organising a donor cultivation or stewardship event. From identifying the objectives of the event and who to invite through to targetting your messaging, selecting the most appropriate event host and making the most of your organisation's unique qualities. The guide includes a useful sample event timeline to help you plan cultivation or stewardship events.

Published:2015 Type: guide-toolkit


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How to attract a corporate sponsor

In this how-to guide you will explore key tips on building valuable relationships with corporate sponsors.

Published:2015 Type: guide-toolkit


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Creating a community of philanthropists united by a theme or collective

Discover what happened when Netherlands’ leading cultural organisations decide to unite forces and launch an international fundraising scheme as a collective.

Published:2015 Type: case-study


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Holistic fundraising – Gromit Unleashed

This AMA conference 2014 session led by Helen Haskell and Anna Shepherd from Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Appeal talked about the Gromit Unleashed campaign. This campaign saw 80 Gromit sculptures designed by famous artists, designers and celebrities displayed in a public art trail around Bristol. Culminating in an exhibition and public auction the campaign raised £2.3 million for Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Appeal to support sick children and their families at Bristol’s Children’s Hospital. During this session delegates discovered the secrets of the campaign’s success including how marketing and fundraising worked together to deliver Gromit Unleashed.

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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Using a mobile giving tool in a live performance context

Launched by the National Funding Scheme (NFS) in May 2013, DONATE is a dedicated mobile giving tool for the arts and heritage sector. This case study by NFS describes how the Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) trialled its events tool during a non-ticketed free performance by young members of its Homegrown Beatbox Academy. It is a good example of how a mobile giving tool can be used during a live performance.

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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Using digital giving tools as part of a fundraising campaign

Launched by the National Funding Scheme (NFS) in May 2013, DONATE is a dedicated mobile giving tool for the arts and heritage sector. This case study by NFS describes how the National Portrait Gallery used DONATE to help raise funds to restore a damaged painting by  Arthur Stockdale-Cope Naval Officers of World War I as part of the centenary commemorations and remembrances of the First World War.  It is a good example of how digital giving can be utilised during a conservation fundraising project.

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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Fundraising event proves the power of immediate giving

Launched by the National Funding Scheme (NFS) in May 2013, DONATE is a dedicated mobile giving tool for the arts and heritage sector. This case study by NFS describes how a charity maximised its fundraising opportunities using digital giving during an awards dinner and auction held in central London in late 2013. It is a good example of how a mobile giving tool can be used during a fundraising event and charity auction.

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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New approach for fundraising events

In this case study, Fern Potter, Head of Development and Strategy for Dance UK, Association of Dance of the African Diaspora and Youth Dance England describes the challenges of mounting a fundraising event to raise funds for the three organisation whilst developing their capacity to fundraise in general. The major, joint-fundraiser event Sugar Dandies High Tea took place in April 2014 at the Royal Ballet School in Covent Garden. It was the first time Fern had produced a fundraising event for three organisations at the same time and it raised just over £40,500 which exceeded the original fundraising target.

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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How to develop a social media fundraising strategy

Social media presents interesting opportunities for the cultural sector including the online world of fundraising. This short paper gives practical advice on how arts organisations of all sizes can integrate social media fundraising into their overall fundraising mix. It concludes with five top tips for getting started.

Published:2014 Type: guide-toolkit


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Fundraising on a shoestring at The Watermill Theatre, Newbury

The Watermill Theatre in rural Berkshire was converted in the early 1960s from a former watermill on the banks of the River Lambourn into a theatre and producing organisation. This case study by David Dixon, was first published in 2006 in Theresa Lloyd's Cultural Giving, describes how, in 2000, the theatre appointed its first professional fundraiser and by 2006 fundraising income had increased five-fold and The Watermill had also launched a £3 million capital appeal.

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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Establishing a long-term individual giving programme

Welsh National Opera (WNO) is one of the UK’s three regional opera companies, touring Wales and central and southern England from its base in Cardiff.  In 2005 WNO moved into the new Wales Millennium Centre (WMC) in the regenerated former docklands of Cardiff Bay. This case study by David Dixon, was first published in 2006 in Theresa Lloyd's Cultural Giving, describes how WNO not only had the challenge of selling 85% more seats than their previous home but also needed to develop a consistent programme of fundraising from individuals.

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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Tyneside Cinema's Capital Appeal

Tyneside Cinema is an arthouse cinema based in the North East of the UK showing the best films from around the world. It also acts as a showcase for regional film-makers as well as training upwards of 6,000 adults and children each year in filmmaking skills. This case study by David Dixon, was first published in 2006 in Theresa Lloyd's Cultural Giving, describes how Tyneside Cinema planned to raise £500,000 as part of the £6.5 million it needed to undertake a complete restoration.  

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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Raising funds through a capital appeal

In 2000 the National Galleries of Scotland (NGS) unveiled an ambitious project to refurbish the Royal Scottish Academy Building and to build an underground link adjacent to the National Gallery of Scotland. The project was partly funded by the Scottish Executive and Heritage Lottery Fund with the remaining funds raised through a capital appeal. This case study by David Dixon, was first published in 2006 in Theresa Lloyd's Cultural Giving, describes how the appeal raised a total of £14 million from individuals, trust and companies over a five year period.

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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Using ticket donations as part of a wider appeal

The Tyneside Cinema is the North East of England’s full-time independent, first-run specialised cultural cinema and cross art form venue. As part of its fundraising activity to raise £1.3 million to expand the venue, Tyneside Cinema introduced a 20p ticket donation to each transaction over the period of this one year appeal.

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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Raising funds and awareness through high profile innovative events

Founded in 2002, Elephant Family is the leading UK conservation charity dedicated to saving the Asian elephant from extinction in the wild. This case study describes how Elephant Family uses engaging events to raise funds and awareness at the same time.  Elephant Parade (2010), Jungle City (2011), The Big Egg Hunt London (2012) and The Big Egg Hunt NY (2014) are examples of large scale public art exhibitions that push creative and fundraising boundaries.

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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Getting your supporters to invest in newly commissioned works

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (BCMG) is one of Europe’s leading ensembles - performing new and 20th century music, and regularly commissioning new works from living composers from the UK and abroad.  Over 20 years ago the BCMG launched its 'Sound Investment' scheme that allows people to invest in the commissioning costs of new work. Since 1991 £300,000 has been raised supporting over 65 Sound Investment premieres. This case study describes the process and benefits of participating in the Sound Investment scheme.

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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