Think Pieces

Thoughts about business planning, fundraising, income generation and more.

The Arts Council’s Private Investment in Culture Survey 2019

The Arts Council England's Private Investment in Culture Survey that tells us how much voluntary income comes to the Cultural Sector....

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The 2021 Achates Philanthropy Foundation Symposium

In November 2021, the Achates Philanthropy Foundation staged its first Symposium, All that’s been revealed…...

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How do cultural organisations raise money?

Six top tips for building fundraising capacity from our Catalyst:Evolve programme evaluation...

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The Business of Boards

Since BOP and I started evaluating the Catalyst programme in 2013, we’ve worked with more than 500 arts organisations across...

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Philanthropy Landscape

Arts Council England podcasts on fundraising… LISTEN...

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Small Answers to the Big Funding Questions

Funding for the arts has never been in a more difficult place, with both sponsorship and subsidy fading while the...

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Arts Council England Catalyst Evaluation Reports

Arts Council England Catalyst Evaluation Reports YEAR 1 | YEAR 2 | YEAR 3...

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Are You Suffering from Lone Fundraiser Syndrome?

Fundraisers can inhabit a cold and lonely world at the best of times and that experience can be thrown into...

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Artist Care (or it isn’t personal)

When you work in a cultural organisation, one of the greatest assets is that you have access to artists who...

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The Art of Strategic Organisation

Although I could write a dozen articles on the joys and challenges of capital campaign management, as well as a...

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