Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy

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CVAN are partnering with The Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Programme, offering some fantastic discounts on their training courses to CVAN members. 

The Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Programme came into existence in 2013 as a result of a Catalyst grant from Arts Council England and as part of their ‘Transforming Arts Fundraising’ programme.

The aim of the Programme is to improve the perceptions of the arts as a charitable cause and enhance fundraising practice, encouraging leadership and entrepreneurialism.

Working with trustees, leaders, senior managers and emerging talent, the programme seeks to inspire, train and develop people at all levels, helping to achieve a networked, skilled and resilient arts workforce. Its training and events programme for 2014–15 offers a wide range of opportunities for people working in the arts at all stages of their career, across different kinds of organisations.

To find out more about Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy and to join the mailing list, visit www.artsfundraising.org.uk

Courses available include:

Donor networking and relationship management

People’s History Museum, Manchester

Tuesday 18 November 2014, 11am-5pm

Do you find the idea of developing relationships with donors and funders daunting? This introductory course led by Francis Tipper will help you to make the right first impression, to develop rapport with potential donors and funders, and to manage ongoing relationships.

Cost: £95+VAT per person, or £85+VAT for CVAN members using discount code CVANfundraiser. Group & multi-booking discounts also available. Full details and online booking at www.artsfundraising.org.uk/events

Developing strong relationships with individual donors

Mac, Birmingham

Wednesday 19 November 2014, 11am-5pm

Learn the seven steps of individual fundraising from Patricia Castanha which will help you to develop a strong case for support, from identifying potential donors, cultivating them and eventually securing a gift - and starting all over again, developing existing supporters to a new level and broadening your network of givers.

Cost: £135+VAT per person, or £125+VAT for CVAN members using discount code CVANfundraiser. Group & multi-booking discounts also available. Full details and online booking at www.artsfundraising.org.uk/events

Trustee leadership in arts fundraising & philanthropy

Nottingham Playhouse

Tuesday 25 November 2014, 2pm-5.30pm

This afternoon session led by Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett offers practical guidance and tips to executive team members and Trustees on how to utilise fundraising and philanthropy as important tools within their organisation's fundraising and income generation strategy. This course is intended for executives and Trustees to attend together if possible.

Cost: £75+VAT per person, and CVAN members can get 4 places for the price of 3 using discount code CVANfundraiser. Full details and online booking at www.artsfundraising.org.uk/events

Using and managing data in fundraising

Foundling Museum, London

Wednesday 26 November 2014, 11am-5pm

When organisations are becoming swamped with data, how can you make best use of it to enhance and develop your fundraising? This course - led by The Audience Agency's Leo Sharrock - will help you think more strategically about the potential of data and the practical tools & skills required to harness its potential for fundraising.

Cost: £95+VAT per person, or £85+VAT for CVAN members using discount code CVANfundraiser. Group & multi-booking discounts also available. Full details and online booking at www.artsfundraising.org.uk/events

Creating a compelling fundraising communications strategy 

Arnolfini, Bristol

Thursday 27 November 2014, 11am-5pm

Arts and cultural leaders need to take a holistic, 360-degree approach to advocacy and stakeholder communications, creating a coherent case for support, concise messaging and clear branding. Sarah Gee, will give you the strategic tools, knowledge and techniques to help you develop an organisation-wide communications strategy for fundraising.

Cost: £135+VAT per person, or £125+VAT for CVAN members using discount code CVANfundraiser. Group & multi-booking discounts also available. Full details and online booking at www.artsfundraising.org.uk/events

Planning a fundraising strategy

Watershed, Bristol

Wed 3 December 2014, 11am-5pm

Planning a fundraising strategy can be daunting, but this introductory course - led by Ruth Jarratt - will enable you to understand the different methods of fundraising, and to build on a framework in order to create an appropriate fundraising strategy for your organisation.

Cost: £95+VAT per person, or £85+VAT for CVAN members using discount code CVANfundraiser. Group & multi-booking discounts also available. Full details and online booking at www.artsfundraising.org.uk/events

Practical digital fundraising

Birmingham Rep

Tuesday 9 December 2014, 11am-5pm

This introductory course, led by Howard Lake, is full of practical advice and exercises in using digital tools to fundraise for an arts organisation on a tight budget. The course will explore how to combine images, mobile, email, content, data and social tools to raise funds.

Cost: £95+VAT per person, or £85+VAT for CVAN members using discount code CVANfundraiser. Group & multi-booking discounts also available. Full details and online booking at www.artsfundraising.org.uk/events

Winning major grants from trusts & statutory bodies

Jerwood Space, London

Tuesday 9 December 2014, 11am-5pm

In an increasingly competitive fundraising environment, knowing how to unlock funds from Trusts and statutory bodies has never been more important. This course - led by Patricia Castanha - will give you the knowledge and skills to develop strategies and manage relationships in these vital sectors.

Cost: £135+VAT per person, or £125+VAT for CVAN members using discount code CVANfundraiser. Group & multi-booking discounts also available. Full details and online booking at www.artsfundraising.org.uk/events

Effective fundraising from audiences, visitors & members

Watershed, Bristol

Wednesday 10 December 2014, 11am-5pm

Have you ever considered that you already have a relationship with a large number of potential donors? This course - led by David Dixon - will enable you to understand, select and utilise the right tools in order to make the 'ask' to audiences and visitors in order to generate income.

Cost: £135+VAT per person, or £125+VAT for CVAN members using discount code CVANfundraiser. Group & multi-booking discounts also available. Full details and online booking at www.artsfundraising.org.uk/events