About the school
The National Arts Fundraising School is the UK’s only residential fundraising training programme designed exclusively for the arts & cultural sector. For the fifth year running we're keeping the price the same (£1,785 +VAT).
10 ways you'll benefit
Benefit No 1
Expert tuition from the field’s leaders - Over six intensive days you will increase your knowledge of different funding sources, including major donors, trusts and foundations, individual giving, sponsorship and legacies.
Unique insight into insiders’ perspectives - Guest speakers from trusts & foundations will give you invaluable insider tips and information into how funds are allocated.
High level one-to-one coaching - You’ll receive high level personal coaching and video feedback on your presentation skills and learn the secrets of success for effective pitching.
Practical solutions specifically for you - You’ll spend time working specifically on the challenges that affect you and your organisation. At the end of the School you’ll leave with an action plan to put into place immediately on your return to work.
New levels of technical skills - All the ‘how tos’ you need for successful fundraising will be explored – from designing your overall strategy to writing a trust proposal, from running a big gift campaign to building your supporter base.
Greater understanding of funding sources available - The current trends and sources in fundraising in the arts will be examined - and how you can effectively exploit them!
Key lessons from case studies - You'll be introduced to the ingredients of successful strategies adopted by a range of organisations that have attended the School. You’ll also learn to avoid common pitfalls and draw out key lessons for the future.
A network of support - During the week you’ll work closely and share experiences with fellow participants to build up your skills and confidence. You’ll learn valuable lessons from each other’s experiences and make great friends and useful contacts
Extensive fundraising library resources - =mc’s extensive fundraising reference library, including databases of major fundgivers and all the key fundraising texts from the UK, Europe and the US, will be available to you throughout the week.
Benefit No 10
You’ll receive a 350 page workbook containing everything covered during the school – and more. This in-depth manual will contribute to your continued success long after the programme has finished.
If, within 12 months of completing the programme you haven’t raised a sum equal to the course fee, we’ll refund your fee in its entirety.