Organisation Elizabeth Anderson Consultants
How long in post? Since Sept ?83
What does your organisation do?
Advise and support arts and other charities in planning and implementing capital and revenue fundraising strategies and programmes to raise funds from trusts, individuals, companies and public sources.
What does your job involve?
? Managing and developing the practice: meeting clients; producing feasibility studies, funding strategies and campaign plans; forming and guiding boards of donors, researching funding sources; training and networking.
? Consultancy and management to raise £5m to create the UK?s first Centre for the Children?s Book in Newcastle upon Tyne, and establish a home for a National Children?s Literature Collection; and to sustain the organisation?s financial health through a period of rapid development.
Who did you used to work for?
? National Groups Director for SHELTER, forming and supporting over 350 local fundraising groups; and also Public Relations Director
? Director of Newcastle Arts Festival, involved in programming, marketing and fundraising
? Development Director for Beamish Open Air Museum, fundraising to reconstruct the way of life in 19th century North East England
What do you enjoy most about your role?
Being able to play a part in raising people?s sights and enabling them to fulfil their highest aspirations for their organisations.
What do you find most difficult in your role?
Keeping up to date with the latest funding research.
Who has most influenced your career to date the most and why?
? Fr. Eamonn Casey (SHELTER colleague) for seeing the good in everyone and for his infectious laugh
? Frank Atkinson OBE, Founder of Beamish Museum, for fearless tenacity
If you could have done any job, what would it be?
Solo singer with an early music ensemble.
If you had three wishes for the future of the arts, what would they be?
? Much wider appreciation for the sheer brilliance of British writing and illustration for children
? Disappearance of social barriers created by the word ?arts?
? More individual giving to local and regional arts
In issue 40 of ArtsProfessional (p14) we published incomplete details of Elizabeth Anderson & Associates, who can be reached at t: 01665 674631
We apologise for this omission.