Recent articles from the American publication Inside Philanthropy show a growth in single-donor private museums in the US. Whilst art collection-come-museums are nothing new, it is surprising to read that 80% of all single-donor museums were created in the 21st century. This change from the old partnerships between donors and private collectors with public museums […]
Work Area: Arts funding
The Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy programme has worked over the last four years to transform fundraising by developing innovative and efficient solutions for cultural fundraisers’ needs. Underpinning our work has been a commitment to providing quality affordable professional development and training to help support individuals and organisations develop their capacity to generate more income. Every […]
Last June, the Cause4 team pooled out collective ideas and perspectives in our post ‘The Reality of Brexit for the Charitable Sector’ and did our best to offer calm, collected views about what the referendum result meant for the future of charitable giving in the UK, and for the charitable sector itself. Now, six months and […]
The story of England is written in its stones, bricks and landscapes. From period novels, dramas and films to descriptions like the above (from English Heritage) Britain’s long and turbulent history is something that has long captured the imaginations of both natives and tourists. Charities in general face a constant struggle to make themselves seem […]
A recent report by Nesta seeks to understand the opportunities and challenges in crowdfunding for good causes. The research surveyed more than 450 charities, community groups and social entrepreneurs on their perceptions, awareness and usage of crowdfunding.1 Crowdfunding projects can be hugely popular, giving power to the people. Even apparently niche campaigns, such as a […]
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.
Today, creative and cultural organisations across the UK are increasingly investing their time and money in engagement and learning work. This involves taking work out of conventional spaces like galleries or auditoriums and into the communities surrounding them, inviting access from new audiences and breaking down barriers to participation.
How does your organisation view your donors? Our “close friends of the charity” and “generous supporters” might well be how we publically refer to them, but are we treating them well enough?