The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has recently published its latest 2015 UK Giving Report, which acts as a great temperature-check for charitable giving in the UK As always, there are some essential facts and figures for everyone to factor into their fundraising strategies.
Posts by: Amanda Rigali
Legacy giving can still feel like a taboo area for arts and cultural charities, but it really doesn’t need to be.
Legacies can offer fantastic opportunities to grow relationships with donors over a long period of time, away from the pressures of campaign deadlines or making very specific ‘asks’.
Arts Council England has now published its latest Annual Survey Analysis for National Portfolio Organisations (NPOs) and Major Partner Museums (MPMs) for the financial year 2014/15.
The Analysis looks at the breakdown of income from all participating NPOs, of which there were 683 in this financial year. Income is broken down across strands, with Contributed (i.e. fundraised) income as one strand. This includes philanthropic income from individuals and Trusts & Foundations, as well as business sponsorship.
Fundraising is a long game – quick wins and unexpected opportunities come on the back of long term planning and work. However, non-for-profit organisations’ staff and Trustees can often miss out on implementing some of the most basic ways of communicating with their public and improving their chances of fundraising success.
We are constantly being told that we are in an age of declining public investment in arts & culture. However, the array of funding programmes currently offered by Arts Council England would seem to disprove this.
On Tuesday 15th December 2015 I attended an open Fundraising Regulation Discussion, hosted by nfpSynergy and Rogare, the University of Plymouth’s Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy. I went knowing that I would probably be one of the very few representatives from the arts and cultural sector at the session, which turned out to be the case.
It’s an unassailable fact that fundraising is linked with money, and money is linked with numbers. The fundamental way of measuring success in fundraising is through setting financial targets.
Arts Council England has recently published their topline tables of data for National Portfolio Organisations (NPOs) and Major Partner Museums (MPMs). You can find the tables here.