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They raise the money organisations need to make great art, but who are they really? And what drives them to do what they do? Amanda Rigali meets three Arts Fundraising Fellows to find out.
Poor fundraising tactics have brought shame on the sector, says Michelle Wright. Change is needed, but is a new regulator really the way to go?
Artichoke’s Lumiere light festival is hugely reliant on sponsorship. As it prepares to come to London for the first time, Sarah Coop describes the unique challenge of securing support in a new city.
You might know what a development associate’s job description includes, but what does a week in their life actually look like? Michaela Nutt reveals all.
Just £26m will be available to support fundraising in the arts over the next three years, down from £70m in 2012-15.
Smarter funding decisions and help for the arts sector to evidence its impact are needed to boost philanthropy, according to a paper by NPC.
Can a small touring company benefit from running a Friends scheme? Liz Hill examines the opportunities and the challenges.
Tracey Gregory reports on the lifeline provided by Catalyst funding for six small arts organisations in Milton Keynes.
A government-commissioned panel is calling for a ‘Fundraising Preference Service’ to be established, allowing the public to opt out of fundraising communications from charities.
Arts fundraising is in an exciting state of flux and Ben Walmsley is confident that the next generation will be steering cultural change in the sector.
How do arts organisations attract donations from wealthy entrepreneurs? One of them, Mahdi Yahya, offers his tips on how to approach and involve others just like him.
Three-quarters of organisations eligible for match funding through the Catalyst Endowment scheme being run by the Heritage Lottery Fund are now behind schedule with their fundraising.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has come together with the Cabinet Office, the Scottish Government, HM Treasury and the Law Society to promote legacy giving to arts and cultural organisations in the UK.
Do potential donors really understand the value of small-scale touring theatre? Joanna Ridout considers how the sector might better articulate its value.
Want to attract support from local businesses? First you’ve got to learn to talk the talk, advises Jon Flinn.
A new report by academic researchers finds no evidence that match giving will increase donations to crowd funding campaigns.
Unless arts organisations make their voices heard in the Government's Gift Aid consultation, the sector could shortly be facing a whole new set of challenges, says Philip Spedding.
An honest assessment of the fundraising challenges facing outdoor arts organisations delivers a cautionary tale about the potential value of philanthropy.