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Programme Leaders and Guest Speakers

The Programme Leaders

Bernard Ross

Bernard Ross is Director of The National Arts Fundraising School. For over 20 years, he has acted as a fundraising consultant to a wide range of bodies in the arts and cultural world, including the Scottish Opera and the Photographer’s Gallery. He regularly consults on fundraising projects for leading organisations such as UNICEF, NSPCC and Cancer Research UK. He is currently leading a major project to secure funding for arts and cultural agencies in the Arab world.

He is co-author of The Influential Fundraiser– listed as one of the top five non-profit books for 2009 by the New York Times Online. His latest book Global Fundraisingwas published in April 2013.

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Jules Bellingham

Jules Bellingham is a Senior Partner Consultant at =mc and Deputy Director of the School. She originally came from a commercial background and was then Deputy Director for Fundraising at one of the UK’s largest children’s charities, Action for Children. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in fundraising and specialises in foundations, sponsorship and communication skills. Jules coaches fundraisers in presentation, communication and influencing skills.

Her current =mc customers range from Marie Curie to the Museums Development Network.

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Philly Graham

Philly Graham is Deputy Director on the school. She brings to the event significant fundraising experience, especially in commercial sponsorship and CSR gained while working at Alzheimer’s Society where she handled partnerships with major companies such as Tesco and Homebase.

Since joining =mc she’s worked with major charities like Macmillan and RNLI.

Philly delivers a number of programme modules  including corporate fundraising and legacies, and will provide small group coaching on asking and solicitation.

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The guest speakers

Every year we welcome guest speakers to the School in order to give you real insider knowledge into of a specific area.

For the 2017 Schools, we are delighted to welcome Dana Segal, =mc Partner Consultant and Dr. Claire Routley, Legacy Fundraising.

Dana Segal

Dana Segal is an =mc Partner Consultant specialising in strategy and fundraising in the Arts and Cultural sector. She has worked with a wide range of artists and organisations across theatre, music, visual art, galleries and museums. Dana was one of the inaugural AFP Fundraising Fellows and holds a PG Cert in Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy from the University of Leeds. Specialisms include developing fundraising strategies, individual giving including crowdfunding, case for support and fundraising proposals, as well as delivering fundraising training and mentoring.

Her current =mc clients include Amber, Epping Forest Museums Service and Zimbabwe Natural History Museum.

Dr Claire Routley

Dr Claire Routley has worked in fundraising for fourteen years, for charities large and small. In 2011, she completed a PhD looking at why people choose to leave charitable legacies. She is now a fundraising consultant, a tutor for the Institute of Fundraising’s qualification courses and a research fellow at Plymouth University’s Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy.

NAFS 2017 brochure

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“The School was fantastic – both an intense learning experience and thoroughly enjoyable. It’s really paid off too. We’ve raised £99,973 for our Young Artist Development Programme, and £99,602 for our touring festival programme”
Janine Irons,
Managing Director,
Tomorrow’s Warriors
“I found the School incredibly useful – it made me realise there are far more opportunities out there than I thought. We’re about to roll out our first individual giving campaign. I can’t wait to see the results!”
Alison Plumridge,
General Manager,
Mimbre Circus Theatre
“The School gave me a much more structured and systematic approach to fundraising and lots of practical tips.

It was a very well spent week indeed.”
Sasha Smirnova,
Projects and partnerships Manager,
British Council of Russia

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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