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Myth 2: The rich will save us all

25 Jul 2017 by Bernard Ross

Introducing the second blog from the 5 myths of arts & culture fundraising series (#5Myths) by Bernard Ross.

Unicorns don't exist

Give up on the Unicorn! 5 Fundraising Myths for Arts and Culture…

24 Jul 2017 by Bernard Ross

Bernard Ross, =mc & National Arts Fundraising School Director and fundraising expert speaks out on 5 fundraising myths in arts & culture that you need to address… Here’s a challenging graph. With some challenging information. And challenging implications. The question is, what do we do about the loss of public support since it’s unlikely that […]

Fiona Mason

19 years post-NAFS and the learning is still having an impact

27 Jun 2017 by Anna Esslemont

In this guest blog, National Arts Fundraising School alumna Fiona Mason, now a freelance writer, arts consultant and Development Manager for Pacitti Company, shares her story since attending the School.

Stuck in the seventies

Stop ‘asking donors for money’ right now

27 Jun 2017 by Bernard Ross

=mc Director Bernard Ross bucks against the latest fundraising trend… and with good reason.

Kay Packwood at NAFS 2017

Creating the fundraising ninjas at Northern Broadsides

27 Jun 2017 by Anna Esslemont

In this blog, Kay Packwood, Creative Projects Development Manager at Northern Broadsides shares her experience on the National Arts Fundraising School in 2017.

A journey through film and fundraising

27 May 2017 by Anna Esslemont

This guest blog is written by National Arts Fundraising School Alumna Deborah Parker, Chief Executive Officer at Cinema For All. We caught up with Deborah at a recent Alumni event and asked her to share her story since attending the School seven years ago: In 2009 I was working for one of the old Regional Screen Agencies in Manchester […]

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Crowdfunding, Gift Horses and their Dental Work

27 Mar 2017 by Bernard Ross

National Arts Fundraising School Founder-Director Bernard Ross looks at Crowdfunding, and explains why all may not be as it seems…

Roxie Keon & Dominic Haddock

Day five at the National Arts Fundraising School

11 Apr 2017 by Anna Esslemont

After a late night preparing their pitches, NAFS participants are up early on this bright and sunny day in Alfriston to do their Corporate Pitch task. Everyone is looking super smart and ready to pitch to a company for anywhere up to £50,000 – and have six minutes to do so, with their fellow delegates watching, and a camera recording them…

Dr. Claire Routley

Day four at the National Arts Fundraising School

07 Apr 2017 by Dana Segal

Two amazing speakers today, starting with Dr. Claire Routley… the *only* lady with a PhD on Legacy Fundraising. Her enthusiasm is just infectious, and she gave some of the most interesting and useful insight on trends, motivations and promotional tips.

The Influential Fundraiser

Day three at the National Arts Fundraising School

05 Apr 2017 by Dana Segal

Something that strikes me about the way the course is structured and designed is how it enables us all, both staff and participants, to reflect on our learning so far and share experiences, thoughts, reservations, dreams and ideas with each other over the (delicious) meals.

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Day two at the National Arts Fundraising School

05 Apr 2017 by Dana Segal

Our session about how to develop relationships with Trusts seems particularly relevant this week, as the Garfield Weston Foundation announce their new strategy – including providing supportive materials for applicants on how to submit a good proposal, and good finances.

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Day one at the National Arts Fundraising School

04 Apr 2017 by Dana Segal

Dana Segal, =mc’s newest Partner Consultant and co-leader of The National Arts Fundraising School offers up the first instalment of her daily blog.

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