Call for free business support for arts sector

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14 Sep 2018

Arts professionals show a “continuing aversion” to the language of business support, despite a strong interest in accessing business support services.

Government to boost charities’ role in public services

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16 Aug 2018

A new Civil Society Strategy accepts that “Government alone cannot solve the complex challenges facing society”.

Letter: We’re not here to defend the public

05 Jul 2018

CEO of the Fundraising Regulator Gerald Oppenheim responds to the charge it is a toothless regulator that doesn’t care.

Regulator resolute on decision to side with charity over artist

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21 Jun 2018

A complaint that Bow Arts Trust took donations from a tenant in one of its artists' studios without their permission was dismissed by the Fundraising Regulator because it could not reconcile “conflicting versions of events”.

Meet the Fundraising Regulator – another public champion that doesn’t care about you

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21 Jun 2018

No one in need should put any faith in this toothless ‘regulator’, which has just spent two years squirming out of its responsibility to regulate, writes Christy Romer.

Creative Scotland trials matched crowdfunding scheme

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06 Jun 2018

The launch follows research into the power of match funding to boost public donations to arts organisations and increase fundraising skills.

Is there ever a good time to talk about death?

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31 May 2018

Legacy giving has huge potential as a source of future funding for the arts, especially in Scotland. Richard Radcliffe offers tips for getting started.

Lessons in effective fundraising

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24 May 2018

When trustees and senior managers develop their fundraising skills alongside staff and volunteers, some key barriers to fundraising success can be overcome. Miranda Rowlands explains.

Institute of Fundraising: Don’t refuse money on ethics alone

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04 May 2018

The membership body has collated and updated guidance on accepting and refusing donations, stressing the importance of adhering to a charity’s purpose as set out in its constitution.

Pulse report: Ethics in arts sponsorship

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20 Apr 2018

Following protests of arts organisations’ decisions to accept money from controversial businesses, ArtsProfessional's latest survey reveals the sector’s perspective on ethics in fundraising. 

Whose ethics are they anyway?

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20 Apr 2018

At the heart of the debate about ethics in arts sponsorship and fundraising are questions about the moral obligation of the arts sector. Frances Richens reflects on the issues.

UK arts councils launch cultural cities enquiry

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18 Apr 2018

A call out for evidence seeks submissions on how planning, tax and fundraising reform could support arts organisations to become more sustainable.

Government must tackle arts fundraising challenges, AMs say

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29 Mar 2018

Welsh Assembly members have concluded that a fundraising skills deficit is holding back attempts to reduce arts organisations’ reliance on public funding. 

Survey to reveal views on ethics in arts sponsorship

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27 Mar 2018

Following high-profile protests of deals between arts organisations and businesses with controversial track records, ArtsProfessional has launched its latest Pulse survey to examine policy and practice in the cultural sector. 

The challenge of true collaboration

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22 Mar 2018

How do we get to the point where we are truly collaborating? Debbie Richards describes a project that sought the benefits of collaboration between fundraisers and marketers.

‘World’s largest portfolio of online arts training’ set for release

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09 Mar 2018

The free courses will be available on two learning platforms and will offer content on themes including ethical fundraising, change management and organisational resilience.

Arms dealer ends arts festival sponsorship following backlash

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09 Mar 2018

After a week of artist boycotts, public protest and ticket sale freezes, BAE Systems has announced it will redirect its support for the Great Exhibition of the North to other “better suited” initiatives.

The power of shared ambition

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01 Mar 2018

A unified view of audience behaviour has increased sales and donations for Exeter Phoenix. Alice Young explains how.

Finding the magic money tree

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01 Mar 2018

By looking at admissions, ancillary sales and affiliation in isolation you may be missing a trick. Tim Baker advises on how to maximise upgrades and offer cost-effective membership benefits.

A dedicated director of business development

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28 Feb 2018

As a small but fast-growing touring theatre company run by part-time staff, Hubbub Theatre Company has benefited from appointing a Director of Business Development. Jo Kemp explains what her job entails. 

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