Achates Live! Online

Achates Live! is our free monthly webinar providing support and insight for our fundraising community.

Launched as a free monthly in person event at The Old Vic Theatre in 2019 as part of support programme for cultural organisations, we moved online as a result of the pandemic and have continued our virtual offer ever since. All of the sessions, which include a diverse range of cultural sector experts, are available on our YouTube channel.

In April 2023 we moved to a pre-recorded model to ensure that we can meet the accessibility needs of our audiences*. All sessions are available from 2pm on the second Thursday of each month.

Our April and May sessions of Achates Live! merged with Achates Inspires and discussed the topic of ‘Challenging Times call for Creative Solutions’ and ‘Ethics vs Income’, both of which can be viewed below. Our June Achates Live! session looks at Developing and Delivering a Fundraising Strategy and will be broadcast on Thursday 13th June at 2pm. Sign up here.

See below for our previous sessions which are available here and on our YouTube channel.

*Transcripts will be made available upon request, but please let us know as soon as possible so that we have enough time to prepare. 


Previous Achates Live! sessions

Achates Live! and Achates Inspires – Tuesday 21 May 2024: Ethics vs Income

Achates Live! and Achates Inspires – Tuesday 16 April 2024: Challenging Times call for Creative Solutions, Alternative Income Generation

Achates Live! online – Thursday 14 March 2024, Making the Big Ask: Major Donor Fundraising

Achates Live! online – Thursday 11 January 2024, Managing an effective Development Committee

Achates Live! online – Thursday 9 November 2023 Achates Live! Small-Scale Statutory Bid Writing

Achates Live! online – Thursday 12 October 2023 Crowdfunding

Achates Live! online – Thursday 14 September 2023 Planning and Delivering a Successful Capital Campaign

Achates Live! online – Thursday 8th June 2023 Making the national, regional and local case for support

Achates Live! online – Thursday 11th May 2023 Membership Schemes: Transactional or Transformational?

Achates Live! online – Thursday 12th April 2023 When the going gets tough, the tough diversify

Achates Live! online – Thursday 9th March 2023 Prospect Research: Strengthening pipelines and informing strategy.

Achates Live! online – Thursday 9th February 2023: Arts Council of Wales Investment Review 2023

Achates Live! online – Thursday 12th Jan 2023 Arts Fundraising: what does it take and where can it take you?

Achates Live! online – Thursday 10th November – Evolve, Adapt and Go Again

Achates Live! Online: Thursday 13th October 2022: Diversifying Your Income Using Social Investment Funding

Achates Live! Online: Thursday 8th September 2022: Corporate Support – Beyond the Cash

Achates Live! Online: Thursday 21st July 2022: National Lottery Project Grants – What you need to know

Achates Live! Online: Thursday 14th July 2022: How to maximise your fundraising with limited resources

Achates Live! Online: Thursday 9th June 2022: Donor Stewardship – effective donor relationship management

Achates Live! Online: Wednesday 6th May 2022: NPO – What you need to know

Achates Live! Online: Thursday 12th May 2022: Trusts, Foundations and Grant Making – key considerations in a changing landscape

Achates Live! Online: Thursday 14 April on Inspiring Younger Donors

Achates Live! Online: Thursday 10th March 2022: Engaging your Board in Fundraising

Achates Live! Online: 10th February 2022: Mass Giving in the Arts

Achates Live! Online: 13th January 2022: To NPO or not to NPO?

Achates Live! Online: 11th November 2021: Let’s Create

Achates Live! Online: 14th October 2021: Online International fundraising

Achates Live! Online: 9th September 2021: Ethical Recruitment

Achates Live! Online: 13th July 2021: Ethical Fundraising

Achates Live! Online: 8th June 2021: Leaving a Legacy

Achates Live! Online: 11th May 2021: Social Justice: You Are Not Alone

Achates Live! Online: 13th April 2021: What Next for Corporate Support?

Achates Live! Online: 9th March 2021 Long-distance Relationships: Keeping Donors Close

Achates Live! Online: 9th February 2021: Business Planning for 2021

Achates Live! Online: 8th December 2020: Strengthening Foundations

Achates Live! Online: 10th November 2020: Learning from the 2020 Achates Philanthropy Prize

Achates Live! Online: 13th October 2020: Evolving Strategies – Culture 2.0

Achates Live! Online: 15th September 2020: Covid Six Months On

Achates Live! Online: 28th July 2020: Capitalising Success

Achates Live! Online: 14th July 2020: Diversity to Thrive

Achates Live! Online: 30th June 2020: Philanthropy Insights in partnership with Arts Council England

Achates Live! Online: 16th June 2020: Case in Point

Achates Live! Online: X RAISE 2nd June 2020: Fundraising After COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities

Achates Live! Online: 19th May 2020: Leading Out of Lockdown

Achates Live! Online: 5th May 2020: We Are All Entrepreneurs Now

Achates Live! Online: 21st April 2020: The Future of Corporate Support

Achates Live! Online: 7th April 2020: Developing Digital Relationships

Achates Live! Online: 27th March 2020: Support for Coping with COVID-19