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Sean Egan believes the new Theatre Tax Relief signals a shift away from government support for the subsidised sector in favour of the commercial sector, and will cement a London-centric focus.
With little known about how small arts organisations can most effectively use crowdfunding, Oonagh Murphy decided to find out through leading a mentoring and development programme.
At a time when fundraising for the arts seems mostly to be done by white females, Michelle Wright speaks to development professionals about how we can face this diversity crisis.
At The Firestation, Dan Eastmond has been experimenting with dynamic pricing. It’s still early days, but with rising income and no grumbling customers, the signs are positive.
Selling a new building’s fixtures, furnishings and finishing’s through the box office is a fundraising winner. Libby Penn explains how Lyric Hammersmith’s online capital campaign has been raising money and engaging audiences – one click at a time.
Sean Egan shares some good news – another form of tax relief that will benefit charities and social enterprises.
Sean Egan takes a long-term view of the proposed theatre tax relief, suggesting how it could benefit subsidised and commercial theatre companies.
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.
Crowd-funding was a rough but eventually successful ride for Gill Kirk. She reveals the highs and lows of her month-long campaign.
What are the implications for arts organisations engaging in ‘non-primary purpose trading’, such as hiring out a room? Sean Egan gives an overview.
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.
Mahmood Reza, a big fan of business planning, explains why it is vital and demystifies some of the terms and tools commonly used.
Theresa Lloyd and Beth Breeze share some insights from their study of the attitudes and habits of potential donors.
When we commissioned Jessica Hepburn to write about fundraising, she wondered if she really had anything new to say. She certainly has…
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.
Linda Weston tells how the William Morris Gallery has recorded increased shop sales since its recent refurbishment.
Lisa Mallaghan describes how friends, family and supporters rose to a crowd-funding challenge.
The Small Charitable Donations Act has just been introduced but this change to Gift Aid is not such good news, according to Bill Lewis.
David Dixon is convinced that fundraising in the arts sector is relatively easy, provided arts organisations make good use of all their resources.
Mahmood Reza explains ‘real-time information’, a significant change to payroll operations to be introduced in April.