"Your Vibe Attracts The Tribe" messaging. Fundraising, coronavirus

Tribal times: understanding our reactions to coronavirus and adapting our fundraising

01 Apr 2020 by Marina Jones

In these Coronaviral times when you listen to the or watch the news it’s all about death- despite the fact that most people, even those who are infected, recover. Why are we so focused on death? And with our supporters much more aware of their own mortality, what does legacy fundraising tell us about how […]

Morecombe Bay Partnership, Longways + Crosswise (Photo ©2018 Robin Zahler)

NAFS and Covid-19 Plan B Blog: A Message from the School’s Director Bernard Ross

12 Mar 2020 by Bernard Ross

­­­­­­­­I’m sure, like me, you’re following the COVID-19 developments. In this blog want to fill you in on what plans we’re making concerning the National Arts Fundraising School set for May 1st-6th. It has bad news and good news.

How to convince your boss you should attend the National Arts Fundraising School

05 Feb 2020 by Bernard Ross

So you’ve decided you want to come to the National Arts Fundraising School. Coming on the School is possibly the most expensive investment you/your organisation could make.

Decision Science, October 2019 in NYC | Bernard Ross at seminar

Testing Decision Science in NYC. Can you guess which worked best?

06 Nov 2019 by Bernard Ross

October 31st was an exciting day for the =mc consulting team, testing out various decision science principles on behalf of MSF/DWB with a brilliant group of young Face to Face canvassers from GiveBridge.

How to make your ideas ‘sticky’

19 Apr 2019 by Bernard Ross

Some ideas are ‘sticky’ – that is they seem to very quickly and easily acquire status and circulation. Some of these ideas are natural – that is they have grown up seemingly spontaneously – and some have been created – consciously designed by advertising executives, marketers or charity fundraisers.

30 years running & £350M raised… is it REALLY worth the hype?!

22 Feb 2019 by Bernard Ross

It’s crazy to think that the National Arts Fundraising School, or NAFS as it’s affectionately known, has been running for 30 years. Because 30 years ago, arts & cultural fundraising was a totally different space.

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What will I get from the National Arts Fundraising School?

11 Feb 2019 by Bernard Ross

So you’re interested in coming on the National Arts Fundraising School and joining our elite Alumni of arts fundraisers at the top of their game… fantastic, we’d love to see you there. But just in case you need further convincing, here are 10 things you’ll personally get from the School.

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The five common questions about the National Arts Fundraising School

11 Feb 2019 by Bernard Ross

Maybe the challenges you face are more regarding your own questions about the National Arts Fundraising School. Below we tackle some of the common ones.

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Five reasons not to come to the National Arts Fundraising School

04 Jan 2019 by Bernard Ross

Before you try to persuade someone to support your attendance at the School ask yourself five key questions. If you can answer ‘yes’ to most of these then you won’t benefit. If you answer ‘no’, then you definitely should come.

Three carved pumpkins for Halloween

Halloween? Spooks? Witches? Creepy Crawlies? Hah! The real Halloween terror is within…

29 Oct 2018 by Bernard Ross

Before you try to persuade someone to support your attendance at the School ask yourself five key questions. If you can answer ‘yes’ to most of these then you won’t benefit. If you answer ‘no’, then you definitely should come.

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The Power of the Network

26 Sep 2018 by Dana Segal

With over 1,800 people trained through the National Arts Fundraising School over the past 30 years, the alumni network is an amazing source of advice, guidance and support when you leave the school.

Lucy McNally reviewing some print with a fellow participant on NAFS in 2016

Alumna interview: Lucy McNally shares her story – NAFS and beyond

29 Aug 2018 by Anna Esslemont

Lucy McNally attended the National Arts Fundraising School in 2016, three years after joining LAMDA (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art) as Development Manager (Individual Giving). We caught up with her to find out what impact the School had.

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