Don't apologise - it's the arts

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Don't apologise - it's the arts

  1. 1. SO SORRY, IT’S THE ARTS!
  2. 2. £ 1M+ Gifts in the UK 2012 TOP RECIPIENTS Higher Education Arts and Culture International Development Coutts Million Pound Donors Report 2012
  3. 3. London ticket sales for 2012 half a billion £
  4. 4. http://www.compasspoint.org/underdeveloped
  5. 5. WE HAVE A SITUATION • “All too often non profit organisations pin their hopes and dreams for fundraising on one person – namely the development director” • Because they are not Philanthropically ready
  6. 6. CULTURE OF PHILANTHROPY“refers to a set of organisational values and practices that support and nurture development”
  7. 7. Director of CEO Development Board of DirectorsDevelopment Staff Finance Philanthropy Visitor Services Special Events Curators, PR & Artistic Communication Directors, Education Outreach A Culture of Philanthropy
  8. 8. GOOD STORIES
  9. 9. Right Under Your Nose
  10. 10. WE LOVE A matchCROWD FUNDINGTarget $88,000Supporters – 340Total to date - $68,000Days to go - 3
  11. 11. ‘....paintings and poetry, music andfashion, design and dialogue, they alldefine who we are as a people andprovide an account of our history for thenext generation’- First Lady Michele O’Bama“If you say you are part of the Britishtheatre, you are part of somethingthat has a purpose. Its a dignifiedthing to be part of. “DAVID HARE, PLAYWRIGHT
  12. 12. White Papers and ReportsUnderdeveloped , A National Study of ChallengesFacing Non-Profit FundraisingUS Study By Jeanne Belle and Maria Cornelius ofCompasspoint January, 2013http://www.compasspoint.org/underdevelopedDigital Giving in the Arts, DemocratisingPhilanthropyUK Study By Dr Helen Bowcock.Coutts Million Pound Donors Report 2012In association with the Centre for Philanthropy at theUniversity of Kent researched by Dr. Beth BreezeBooksThe Art of Innovation by Tom Kelly Lessons inCreativity from IDEA, America’s Leading DesignFirm
  13. 13. 7 Things YOU Can Do Now1. Conduct a development audit.2. Start talking with individual board members aboutthe possibility of change, feel them out3. Speak with your donors.4. Practice donor-centric fundraising, send annualdonor reports to each donor. Tell them how their giftshave been spent.5. Provide mission statement to every staff member6. Set high customer service standards for all7. Work jointly with departments, be creative andfriendly

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