How to make your ideas ‘sticky’

19 Apr 2019 by Alice Hubley

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.

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

04 Mar 2019 by Alice Hubley

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.

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

22 Feb 2019 by Alice Hubley

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 Alice Hubley

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 Alice Hubley

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 Alice Hubley

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

29 Oct 2018 by Anna Esslemont

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.

Ruth Harvey & Suzanne McLellan

Fundraising in the arts might feel like an uphill battle… but to challenge is to change

19 Jun 2018 by Anna Esslemont

One of our newest Alumni, Suzanne McLellan, Marketing and Audience Development Manager at The Gaiety Theatre in Ayr describes her experience on the School.

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Live from NAFS: Dana’s blog (day 5 & 6)

23 Apr 2018 by Dana Segal

Today’s blog will be my final blog – because I feel like it sums up the whole week in one simple act. You may ask yourself – how quickly can the learning on NAFS be implemented? The answer? As quickly as you read that last sentence.

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Live from NAFS: Dana’s blog (day 4)

19 Apr 2018 by Dana Segal

Day four at NAFS prepares our attendees for the all important pitch (if you know someone who has been on the course… ask them about the pitch task!) and our communications expert Jules Bellingham takes attendees through the part of the ‘ask’ that, ironically, we think about the least… the physical experience of it.

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