Ahmet Ahmet

Ahmet Ahmet

Head
Get Into Theatre

I wanted to attend the School to improve my knowledge of the big strategic issues underpinning arts and cultural fundraising, especially since The Stage is an unusual semi-commercial agency I wanted to gain a deep understanding of how fundraising can work.
Ruth Brock

Ruth Brock

CEO
Shakespeare Schools Festival

As a CEO I need to know how fundraising works. The NAFS programme gave me that strategic overview — and helped me see what my role could be in delivering a sustainable programme. It also helped me focus our energies to where the money was. A terrific insight for a CEO.
Hannah Kester

Hannah Kester

Head of Cultural Development
Awen Cultural Trust

I have been able to bring fresh thinking to my work. The skills and approach learnt has been practical and invaluable, particularly through the last year and as we increase our fundraising over the coming years.
Dominic Haddock

Dominic Haddock

Director of Development & Communications
English Touring Opera

Having just taken on a new organisation, a fundraising team, and a major festival to raise funds for, NAFS came at the perfect time in my career to give me the strategic overview, skills and confidence to deliver significant financial results.
Deborah Parker

Deborah Parker

Chief Executive
Cinema For All

Fundraising is a large art of my job and having the skills that I developed through NAFS helped me to raise over £1.2 Million for community led cinema.
Ruth Harvey

Ruth Harvey

Freelance Development Professional
BE Festival, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, & Sampad

Whilst I had specialist knowledge and experience in Trusts, NAFS enabled me to expand my skill sets and get up to date practice and knowledge, which has transformed my fundraising career. It built up my confidence and helped me build new networks.
Florence Browne

Florence Browne

Freelance Fundraiser & Film maker

I fell into fundraising through project management roles, and quickly wanted to know more. I knew there was lots I needed to learn, and could see the potential for better supporting local organisations, so signed up to NAFS.
James Brindle

James Brindle

Deputy CEO
Magna Vitae

The School team have helped us on our journey from local authority department to ambitious cultural development agency. We began by sending two team members and since then have used NAFS consultants to help us on a range of projects.
Claire Bailey

Claire Bailey

Development Officer
Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter

NAFS training really helped me to feel confident in the fundraising direction we were taking and provided practical tools to help me and the team go on that journey.
Rishaad Aït El Moudden

Rishaad Aït El Moudden

Trust Fundraiser Manager
Scottish Opera

NAFS genuinely helped to launch and shape my career in fundraising. Within two years, I was a Fundraising Manager at the largest performing arts organisation in Scotland, raising a six-figure sum each year.
Ana Pinto Gonçalves

Ana Pinto Gonçalves

Teatro Nacional D. Maria II

As an International student at NAFS, the school worked hard to adapt the programme materials to my context to help keep my learning relevant. Having learnt from top fundraising experts, I’ve gone on to further develop my corporate fundraising endeavours successfully.
Dasha Bushinskya

Dasha Bushinskya

Development Officer
Dashi Art, Moscow

Today our team received about £1.5M funding for the reconstruction of the Museum of Sculpture in Moscow. Thank you for the inspiration, insights – and everything. The School was really easy to adapt to my situation in Russia. The programme proved that key fundraising principles are pretty universal.
Grace Green

Grace Green

Development Manager
3 Choirs Festival

I took away so many valuable & memorable tips, plentiful resources and ongoing support & I especially enjoyed learning the secrets of Decision Science. Now I have the confidence to fundraise for anything.

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