Rishaad Aït El Moudden
As someone new to fundraising NAFS gave me the skills to hit the ground running & grow my career fast. Just four years later I am now a fundraising manager at the largest performing arts organisation in Scotland, and a Trustee for three arts charities.
Rishaad Aït El Moudden

Trust Funding Manager
Scottish Opera

Who we are

Scottish Opera is Scotland’s national opera company, founded in 1962. It is one of the five National Performing Companies funded by the Scottish Government. and based in Glasgow, it is the largest performing arts organisation in Scotland with a national reach.

How the NAFS team helped

Having started with relatively little knowledge of fundraising while working at The Gaiety, a mid-scale theatre on the west coast of Scotland, within two years of completing NAFS I had raised almost £2.5 million and grew our pool of individual donors by 362% – all thanks to the skills I learned on NAFS.

It launched my career – I’m now raising a 6 figure sum annually for Scotland’s largest performing arts organisation. I’m able to share my skills as a trustee for other cultural organisations with limited fundraising capacity.

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