Job Ladder – Gina Fletcher

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01 Jun 2017

Fundraising from trusts and foundations is a more sociable job than you might think. Development Manager Gina Fletcher takes us through the steps of her rewarding career.

Developing fundraising ideas

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25 May 2017

Effective fundraising is similar to developing a new product or service – it too requires a stepped approach using business techniques, says Mahmood Reza.

Making the ask easier

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24 Apr 2017

Brewery Arts Centre increased its charitable income from box office donations by more than 40% when it approached customers at the point of sale. Libby Penn explains how this was achieved.

A steady look at costs

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30 Mar 2017

Cost cutting is as essential as fundraising, but it’s not often given equal consideration. Michelle Wright shares tips for arts organisations looking to reduce costs without compromising quality or long-term growth.

More cash for arts organisations to crowdfund

17 Mar 2017

A DCMS-backed funding programme is set to extend the value of match funding offered to arts organisations raising funds through crowdfunding.

Arts organisations celebrate record fundraising success

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03 Mar 2017

The amount generated through donations, sponsorship and membership by Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisations has doubled over the past seven years.

A question of resources

02 Mar 2017

Many arts organisations are striving to diversify their fundraising income, but there are dangers in this approach, warns Michelle Wright.

Sharing fundraising stories

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02 Mar 2017

Fundraising may be different for small arts organisations but it doesn’t have to be difficult, especially if you share experiences and learn from others, says Kathryn Welch.

Fundraising Regulator out of reach of Trading Standards

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17 Feb 2017

Trading Standards is powerless to investigate a complaint against the Fundraising Regulator by arts charity Children and the Arts, whose accusations can only be adjudicated by the Regulator itself.

Are your trustees on board?

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16 Feb 2017

The Charity Commission’s new fundraising guide has transformed the role of trustees. Samir Savant considers whether it is a change for the better.  

Catalyst created an arts fundraising ‘culture change’, report finds

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10 Feb 2017

88% of arts organisations involved in Arts Council England’s funding programme have committed to maintaining or increasing the money they spend on fundraising.

Arts charity accuses Fundraising Regulator of deceptive fundraising

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03 Feb 2017

Children and the Arts is complaining to Trading Standards after receiving an unsolicited invoice and correspondence from the Regulator implying that a voluntary levy is compulsory.

Arts funding cuts bite hard in Northern Ireland

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01 Feb 2017

Income generating activities by ACNI’s core-funded organisations have failed to offset the loss of Government funding and artists’ costs have been slashed to balance budgets.

Private art in public places

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26 Jan 2017

Many great public art collections were founded upon the bequests of private collectors, but how can galleries engage the collectors and philanthropists of the future? Kirstie Hamilton reports on Museums Sheffield investigations.

From transactional to philanthropic

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12 Jan 2017

When member benefits proved uneconomical, Northern Ballet decided to stop offering them. Crys Whitewoods explains how the decision is paying off.

Matching the crowd

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05 Jan 2017

Can financial incentives prompt donors to give more, or more often? In their second article on crowdfunding in the arts, Peter Baeck and Sam Mitchell discuss the findings of a new match-funding scheme.

More Grant in Aid must go to regional arts organisations, MPs say

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16 Dec 2016

The DCMS, Arts Council England and national arts organisations must all do more to support culture in the regions, a select committee has concluded. 

Further consultation to inform Gift Aid donor benefit rules

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09 Dec 2016

The Treasury’s initial consultation failed to result in consensus about reform to the value test.

Collaborating with the crowds

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08 Dec 2016

Crowdfunding is a growing into a vital source of finance for the arts. In their first of two articles on crowdfunding in the arts, Peter Baeck and Sam Mitchell offer some tips on successful campaigning.

Myths or excuses?

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08 Dec 2016

Myths about arts fundraising are common, especially amongst directors and board members, says David Dixon. He identifies eight of the most commonly held ones. 

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