NAFS Apr 2018 day 1

Live from NAFS: Dana’s blog (Day 3)

19 Apr 2018 by Dana Segal

Company giving has had a lot of press lately: most recently an artist led campaign that meant BAE recalled their sponsorship of the Great Exhibition of the North – which means that cultural organisations have to consider whether they want to pursue corporate support at all, let alone how they want to go about it.

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Live from NAFS: Dana’s blog (Day 2)

17 Apr 2018 by Dana Segal

“One of the most powerful words in fundraising is ‘imagine’. Imagine if you could change this today. Imagine if you could stop this forever. Imagine if you could make this happen.” Day two at the National Arts Fundraising School kicks off with Director of the school, Bernard Ross, encouraging our attendees to re-imagine their own […]

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Live from NAFS: Dana’s blog (day 1)

16 Apr 2018 by Dana Segal

Fresh from day one of the first of our 30th anniversary Schools in 2018, tutor Dana Segal shares her thoughts…

Lucy Blythe

Alumna interview: Lucy Blythe’s story – over 25 years of fundraising

12 Apr 2018 by Anna Esslemont

Lucy Blythe is one of the outstanding fundraisers of her generation – having held the most senior roles at a number of leading arts and cultural agencies including the RSA, The Victoria And Albert Museum and Kew Gardens. Across these agencies she has led a number of successful high-profile campaigns and projects.

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Using behavioural economics in arts & culture fundraising

28 Feb 2018 by Dana Segal

Dana Segal, NAFS tutor and =mc Partner Consultant blogs on her experience at the Change for Good using Behavioural Economics seminar, and discusses how and why arts organisations should be looking to use these techniques in their fundraising.

5 questions for your training provider

Thinking about investing in arts fundraising training? 5 tough questions to ask your supplier before deciding

30 Jan 2018 by Anna Esslemont

It’s never been more important to invest in skills and knowledge about private fundraising in the arts. These are tough times.

Rachel Cockett

Perfect timing – Rachel Cockett, Director of Development, Birmingham Museums Trust

28 Sep 2017 by Anna Esslemont

hortly after she took up her first fundraising role at Birmingham Museums Trust, a promotional leaflet falling out of a magazine led Rachel Cockett to the National Arts Fundraising School at the exactly the right time. Find out how it gave her the skills and confidence to take the Trust to a whole new level of fundraising success.

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Getting to the top – Marina Jones, Royal Opera House

17 Aug 2017 by Anna Esslemont

This blog celebrates the journey of one of the UK’s most successful arts fundraisers – Marina Jones, Head of Trusts & Foundations at Royal Opera House. Read on to discover what she gained from the National Arts Fundraising School, and how it helped her achieve her fundraising goals.

Colin McKenzie, Director, House of Illustration

It began at the Barbican… my 29 year NAFS adventure

08 Aug 2017 by Anna Esslemont

When the National Arts Fundraising School (NAFS) opened it’s doors in 1988, Colin McKenzie was one of the first participants. Read about his fundraising journey since then and find out why he’s still benefitting from the programme, nearly 30 years after attending.

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Myth No 5: The rational case for the arts drives donations

28 Jul 2017 by Bernard Ross

In the final part of the #5Myths of Arts & Culture Fundraising blog series by National Arts Fundraising School Director Bernard Ross, he touches on the use of behavioural economics in fundraising.

Generation Y

Myth No 4: Millennials are mean (or millennials are magnanimous…)

27 Jul 2017 by Bernard Ross

Part 4 of #5 : ‘Millennials’ – or Generation Y – is a general term for a demographic that includes anyone born from early 1980s to mid 1990s – a number of whom are now turning 30 or even closing on 40.

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Myth No 3: Crowdfunding will solve the cash crisis

26 Jul 2017 by Bernard Ross

Third blog in the series of arts & culture fundraising Myths (#5Myths) by Bernard Ross. This time, crowdfunding…

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