It’s a horrible thought but, if a terrible disaster struck your organisation, would you know how to respond? This blog sets out some of the things you can think about and plan for in advance, saving you valuable time should the unthinkable ever happen.
Have you ever read something been left with no idea what the writer was trying to say? If so, there’s a good chance that the author has been cursed! The first part of our Curses of Fundraising series explores The Curse of Knowledge and the steps you can take to ensure clever never gets in the way of clear.
There’s nothing shameful about needing your supporters help to achieve your organisation’s dreams & ambitions. So why are so many arts organisations embarrassed by their need to fundraise? Part Two of our ‘Three Fundraising Curses’ series looks at The Curse of Embarrassment and the steps you can take if your organisation (or someone within your organisations!) has become embarrassed about fundraising.
If there is one thing the arts and culture sector should be good at it’s telling a story. So why is so much arts fundraising material devoid of emotion, intrigue, drama and conflict? Why is so much arts fundraising material boring? Part 3 of our Curses of Fundraising series looks at The Curse of Boring and the steps you can take to make your fundraising story really sparkle.
Membership and Friends schemes are a staple of the arts fundraising world. But just because something is popular doesn’t meant that it is right. In fact, many schemes are completely inappropriate. So, how do you know if a Friends scheme is right for your organisation?
A reflection on the importance of creative thinking to overcome challenges in arts fundraising.
An introduction to new approaches to securing funding for arts projects, with a focus on the brilliant work being done at Live Theatre in Newcastle.
As more organisations turn to individual giving, this blog looks at the four internal cultures you need to be successful in this space.
As Team GB take the Rio Olympics by storm, this blog looks at what the arts and culture sector can learn from the way the athletes have been acknowledging the support of the National Lottery.