Think Pieces

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

A Guide to Trust Fundraising Part One: The Deep Blue Sea

Trust fundraising is often the area in which charities take their first tentative steps; tiptoeing into the shallows of what...

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Ethicality

As the Guardian campaigns for The Wellcome Trust and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to withdraw investments from oil revenues –an...

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The Philosophy of Major Gifts

The £10,000,000 donation from the Dorfman Family to the National Theatre is one of a number of major gifts associated...

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The Need for Fundraising Feasibility Studies

The early stages of a new capital project are phenomenally exciting for any arts organisation – the prospect of being...

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Schemes for Living and Giving

One of my specialisms as a fundraising consultant is capital campaigns. As far as I'm aware, I've now actively worked...

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The Crisis of Capital

In the UK we still tend to think of charities as benevolent organisations. So considering cultural organisations as charitable institutions,...

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Heroes of Philanthropy

Like many people, it was with mixed emotions that I read that...

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The Everyman Philanthropist

By most people’s standards I’m a terrible businesswoman....

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Opera North are recruiting for a new Director of Development

We are thrilled to be supporting Opera North recruit for this newly developed role...

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Gingko are seeking a Development Projects Manager

Artistic Director, Pravesh Kumar and the Board of Trustees are looking for an experienced, ambitious and entrepreneurial Executive Director...

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