More tax relief!

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02 Jun 2014

Sean Egan shares some good news – another form of tax relief that will benefit charities and social enterprises.

Theatre tax relief for all

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28 Apr 2014

Sean Egan takes a long-term view of the proposed theatre tax relief, suggesting how it could benefit subsidised and commercial theatre companies.

All change in financial accounting

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15 Apr 2014

Financial accounting changes are rare but a new financial reporting standard is to be introduced next year. Mahmood Reza explains what FRS102 will mean for many arts organisations.

A tough month

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19 Mar 2014

Crowd-funding was a rough but eventually successful ride for Gill Kirk. She reveals the highs and lows of her month-long campaign.

Trading, tax and risk

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25 Nov 2013

What are the implications for arts organisations engaging in ‘non-primary purpose trading’, such as hiring out a room? Sean Egan gives an overview.

Commercial collaborations

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19 Nov 2013

The Royal Opera House has been sharpening its commercial agenda over recent years. Alastair Roberts describes how it has developed its brand licensing and media activities.

The purpose of planning

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14 Oct 2013

Mahmood Reza, a big fan of business planning, explains why it is vital and demystifies some of the terms and tools commonly used.

What prevents rich people from giving?

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30 Sep 2013

Theresa Lloyd and Beth Breeze share some insights from their study of the attitudes and habits of potential donors.

The personal touch

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02 Sep 2013

When we commissioned Jessica Hepburn to write about fundraising, she wondered if she really had anything new to say. She certainly has…

Whipping up a crowd

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02 Sep 2013

As crowdfunding continues to make an impact, Sean Egan looks at its two forms and how the arts can take advantage of the opportunities it offers.

The art of merchandising

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13 May 2013

Linda Weston tells how the William Morris Gallery has recorded increased shop sales since its recent refurbishment.

Funding from friends and family

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11 Apr 2013

Lisa Mallaghan describes how friends, family and supporters rose to a crowd-funding challenge.

Changes to Gift Aid

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11 Apr 2013

The Small Charitable Donations Act has just been introduced but this change to Gift Aid is not such good news, according to Bill Lewis.

Fundraising made easy

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07 Mar 2013

David Dixon is convinced that fundraising in the arts sector is relatively easy, provided arts organisations make good use of all their resources.

Spotlight on payroll data

07 Mar 2013

Mahmood Reza explains ‘real-time information’, a significant change to payroll operations to be introduced in April.

On the brink

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07 Mar 2013

When arts organisations are teetering on the brink of insolvency, a Company Voluntary Arrangement may throw them a lifeline. Mahmood Reza explains how.

From small beginnings

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05 Mar 2013

Elliot Grove tells how film school classes have contributed to the Raindance Film Festival becoming an international brand.

Beer money

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04 Feb 2013

Jim Beirne describes how a gastro pub has contributed a significant amount to Live Theatre’s funding for new plays.

Where there’s a will...

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12 Nov 2012

New Inheritance Tax rules mean that everyone will be better off giving 10% to charity rather than a lower percentage. Peter Shand explains why.

Charity shop fundraising

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16 Oct 2012

Beckie Smith tells how a charity shop is contributing to funding Tewkesbury’s theatre, The Roses.


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