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An Introduction to Fundraising with Cause4

Added to website 12/02/2024. Updated 13/02/2024.

A recording of our Introduction to Fundraising training with Cause4, along with useful links on the subject.

In February 2024, Cause4 joined Music Mark to provide an introductory session on fundraising for music education organisations. A recording of the session is available below.

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Useful Links:

Cause4 also provided a useful list of places to head to for more info on fundraising, how to fundraising and for where to look for funding.

  • Heritage Funding Directory: the Heritage Funding Directory is a free guide to financial support for anyone undertaking UK related heritage projects.
  • Charities Aid Foundation: CAF works with more than 88,000 charities around the world and offer an array of financial services including loans, investments and raising donations.
  • UK Fundraising: UK Fundraising collates guidance and research across all sectors.
  • Arts Professional: Check out these articles on the key elements of fundraising.
  • Now, New & Next: Now, New & Next is Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy’s online magazine, covering key topics in fundraising for the arts.
  • Culture Hive: Culture Hive is a collective intelligence hub, containing resources on cultural leadership, marketing, audience development and fundraising.
  • Charity Commission: The Charity Commission regulates charities in England and Wales and offers guidance and services for the sector, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Institute of Fundraising: The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) is the professional membership body for UK fundraising who offer professional development, networking, and fundraising opportunities.
  • Grin: Grin is social enterprise specialising in helping UK and international not-for-profit organisations secure the funding and resources they need, particularly during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
  • NCVO: NVCO is a networking platform which offers support, training, and community for charitable organisations.
  • Funds Online: Funds Online is an online database with over 8,000 potential funders.
  • The White Pube: The White Pube is an online bank of successful funding applications for arts fundraisers.
  • Invisible Grantmakers: Invisible Grantmakers is an annually produced report that identifies and profiles little-known Trusts.
  • Arts Council England: The national development agency for creativity and culture and a major arts funder.

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