More intensive consultancy support?

Sometimes even the UK’s most intensive arts and culture fundraising programme isn’t enough. You may need more focussed support to deliver a specific project, to review and approach, to tackle a challenging target. The good news we can help with that too.

We have two dedicated teams who can help you: a fundraising consultancy team, including specialist prospect researchers, and one focussed on management consultancy.

Southbank Centre
The =mc/NAFS team were able to work alongside me and senior colleagues to develop a robust strategy for Southbank Centre- providing challenge and insight along the way.
Alix Wooding — Director of Development, Southbank Centre
Magna Vitae logo
We’ve worked with a number of members of the =mc/NAFS team over the years. Every single time they have developed practical solutions. They’re our go-to critical friend.
James Brindle — Deputy CEO, Magna Vitae

Our outstanding consultants

Bernard Ross (Headshot)

Bernard Ross


Bernard Ross is Director of The National Arts Fundraising School. For over 20 years, he has acted as a fundraising consultant to a wide range of bodies in the arts and cultural world, including Scottish Opera, BFI and Southbank Centre. He regularly consults on major fundraising projects for leading organisations such as UNICEF, NSPCC and Cancer Research UK.

He has written eight best selling books on fundraising including  The Influential Fundraiser– listed as one of the top five non-profit books by New York Times Online.

Jules Bellingham

Jules Bellingham

Deputy Director

Jules Bellingham is Deputy Director of the School. She originally came from a commercial background in sales with a major multinational. She was then Deputy Director for Fundraising at one of the UK’s largest children’s charities, Action for Children.

She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in fundraising and specialises in foundations, sponsorship and communication skills.

Her current clients range from Marie Curie to the Museums Development Network.

Dana Segal (Headshot)

Dana Segal

Deputy Director

Dana Segal is Deputy Director of the School specialising in strategy and fundraising in the cultural sector.

She has worked across theatre, music, visual art, galleries, museums and local authorities.

Her specialisms include developing online and individual giving. Her recent  =mc clients include Southbank Centre, York Museums Trust and Scottish Books Trust. Outside the arts she’s delivered training and consultancy on innovation for UNICEF in Spain and on strategy for World YWCA.

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