NAFS | Flexible Funder Awards

National Arts Fundraising School’s 5 Fabulous Flexible Funders

29 Apr 2020 by Emily Loveday
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Nominated by arts and cultural fundraisers across the UK, NAFS has created a shortlist of funders who have responded most flexibly to the third sector funding crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

01 Apr 2020 by Marina Jones
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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?

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

12 Mar 2020 by Bernard Ross
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­­­­­­­­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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 Bernard Ross
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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
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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.

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