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Alicia Bastos Alicia Bastos,
Managing & Artistic Director ,

About the National Arts Fundraising School

The National Arts Fundraising School was established in 1988 and is run by  The Management Centre (=mc).

Over the last 26 years more than 1000 arts and cultural organisations – representing local authorities, theatres, libraries, galleries, arts centres and museums – have benefited from the school.

Set in the beautiful East Sussex countryside, the school’s aim is to equip you with the skills needed to realise your own potential and the fundraising potential of your organisation. Over six intensive, challenging – and fun – days you’ll develop your understanding of the techniques, strategies and approaches used by the very best fundraisers.



Dean’s Place Hotel
Seaford Road,
East Sussex, BN26 5TW.

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12-17 November 2017



The price of the programmes is £1,950 plus VAT for 2017.

This includes tuition fees, five night’s accommodation, all meals and full documentation.

Money back guarantee

In return for your substantial investment, we believe you deserve training that is nothing short of excellent and that you have a right to expect tangible results when you implement what you have learnt. That's why we offer a unique guarantee:

If, within 12 months of completing the programme you haven’t raised a sum equal to the fee, we’ll refund your fee in its entirety.

Bernard Ross Bernard Ross,
National Arts Fundraising School
Claire Seymour Claire Seymour,
CEO & Curator ,
Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre

Terms & conditions for money back guarantee

We’ll refund the programme fee in full if the following criteria are met:

An additional cash amount equivalent to the course fee is not raised by the organisation that employs the attendee from new or existing sources within 12 months of attending the programme.

Audited accounts covering the 12 month period after the programme are produced to show that the fundraising income for that organisation has increased by less than the fee.

The individual attendee is still employed by the organisation that registered the place for the 12 months after the programme.

Book now to secure a place! The price of the programmes during 2017 is £1,950 plus VAT. This includes tuition fees, five night’s accommodation, all meals and full documentation. And don’t forget, we also have a money back guarantee.

Getting help with funding your place

The National Arts Fundraising School is widely regarded within the sector as a sound investment, and each year many participants receive grants from external bodies to help fund their place.

These have included:

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Participant blogs

Click on a link below to view blogs by NAFS Alumni

Zarko Koneski

Zarko Koneski

Projects and Communications Coordinator,
British Council Macedonia

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Bill Vince

Bill Vince

Senior Relationship Manager,
Arts Council England

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Hannah Kirkham

Hannah Kirkham

Project Manager,

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Georgina Brown

Georgina Brown

Arts Fundraising Fellow,
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

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Katie McCorkindale Katie McCorkindale,
Scottish Youth Dance on the presentation skills sessions.
Robin Peters etc.

Robin Peters, Ageas International Festival Salisbury
Miriam Battye, Circomedia
Georgina Brown, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Matt Ashdown, Hall for Cornwall


Our next programme runs 12-17 November 2017

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Price for 2017: £1950 + VAT. We even have a money-back guarantee!

How else can we help?

Did you know =mc also offers a range of one-, two- and three-day training programmes on other topics?

The courses cover everything from Management and Leadership to Project Management, Influencing & Negotiating to Strategy, Presentation Skills to Managing Multiple Priorities – all skills that you’re likely to need as a fundraising professional.

The programmes are available as in-house training, which means our trainers come to you at a time and place that’s most convenient.

To find out more, visit the Learning & Development webpages on the Management Centre website, or call 020 7978 1516 to discuss your development needs with a specialist.

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