How would the School help you as a senior manager?

As a CEO, artistic director, chief curator or other senior professional it’s your job to keep the show on the road. In the contemporary cultural climate that has to mean an understanding of how fundraising works and taking an active role in engaging with key donors, funders and sponsors.

If you invest in your self by attending the school you’ll gain access to to key skills. You’ll learn how to set up or manage a development function, identifying the right staff as well as developing a strategy and setting targets. More than that you’ll learn how you can play a vital role in building sustainability by actually engaging prospects: pitching to sponsors, soliciting HNWI over drinks, or inspiring audience members and visitors to contribute regular gifts.

By attending the programme you’ll be in great company alongside CEOs and senior mangers from Shakespeare Schools Foundation, Ayr Gaiety, Hackney Empire, Magnae Vitae, York Museums Trust, St. George’s Bristol, and Artichoke.

Ruth Brock

Ruth Brock

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.
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.

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