The Government spends more money incentivising donations than charities receive through the incentivised donations, researchers at a new independent Tax Centre have concluded.
Given that trustees have financial and legal responsibility for their charity, it’s no surprise many people lack the confidence to take on the role. It’s time to change that, says Michelle Wright.
London’s West End is full of receiving theatres, but the Jermyn Street Theatre has recently rebranded and restructured itself as a producing house. Tom Littler tells the story.
Do you have any advice for Vicky Rodríguez-Altuna, who wants to take her successful flamenco show around the UK but is struggling to raise the necessary funding?
In an era of funding cuts, how can a town like Barnsley find the level of support it needs to encourage badly needed cultural regeneration? Helen Ball describes the challenges.
Amy Zamarripa Solis’s first attempt at crowdfunding was not a success. She explains what went wrong and reveals how – after raising less than 50% of her target – she still managed to stage a successful fringe theatre production.
Some arts organisations could be asked to pay fees to support the work of the charity regulator in England and Wales under proposals being prepared for consultation.
With local authority arts funding slumping, are trusts and foundations picking up the bill? Christy Romer assesses a landscape under strain.
Fundraising in the arts has never been more highly regulated, but that doesn’t mean organisations should forget their own ethics and values, argues Michelle Wright.
The average public donation to arts projects increased from £63 to £74 when backed by match funding.
A ‘brand Wales’ campaign would raise the profile of culture and help the sector raise more non-public funds, the Welsh Assembly has been told.
Arts leaders have hit back at the Regulator for “behaving like a mobile phone company who refers a dispute to the debt-collector without engaging with the client”.
Unicorn Theatre, Hampstead Theatre and Shape Arts have been listed among the charities yet to pay the controversial voluntary levy charged by the Regulator for policing fundraising activity.
The Charity Commission is reviewing the activities of the charity behind the DONATE digital fundraising platform for the second time, to determine whether there are ongoing “regulatory concerns”.
Contactless technology presents an exciting new fundraising opportunity. Rob Cawston explains how National Museums Scotland created a contactless donation experience.
With only 1% of philanthropic giving going to the arts, Caroline McCormick shares her thoughts on how the sector can convince more people to give.
A ‘pay it forward’ pilot campaign aimed to help families most in need attend dance theatre performances, but it wasn’t all plain sailing. Rhona Matheson tells the story.
Many professionals have reservations about online learning courses, but new developments are making them an appealing alternative for time- and cash-strapped arts workers, argue Michelle Wright and Ben Walmsley.
The Fundraising Regulator has backed charity Bow Arts Trust’s claims that the £90 a month 'donations’ it took from a tenant on a live-in artist studio scheme were made voluntarily, despite concluding there was no supporting documentary evidence and accepting that the payments formed part of the monthly rent.
Fundraising from trusts and foundations is a more sociable job than you might think. Development Manager Gina Fletcher takes us through the steps of her rewarding career.