Professional network launched for early-career cultural fundraisers

first_imgThe launch event included a speed-mentoring session, enabling attendees to engage with senior practitioners about their career development. The mentors were:Claire Gylphé, Head of Philanthropy, Natural History Museum;Samir Savant, Director, Handel Music Festival;Sue Hind Woodward, Fundraising Consultant, Artemis Coaching.Martin Kaufman, Chair of the IoF Cultural Sector Network said:“The IoF Cultural Sector Network is really pleased to join in partnership with the new Young Arts Fundraisers to help grow the expertise and connections of young arts fundraisers, and thereby strengthen the whole sector. We are all facing tough times financially, and it is really important that young and keen fundraisers are encouraged and supported in those crucial early years. This is an important part of building a healthy arts sector that will transform the lives of all sectors of society. We wish them well and look forward to working with them.”The committeeThe YAF committee members are:Alexandra Davis, Development Manager, London LibraryAnne Meriaux, Administrator Major Gifts, TateBobette Kenge, Development Coordinator, Sadler’s WellsLeah Swain, Development Manager, Art AngelLydia Brightling-Reed, Development Coordinator, Serious Events LtdNick Watts, Development Officer, Victoria & Albert MuseumSimon Frais, Development Coordinator, National Youth OrchestraStephanie Gaillard, Development Operations Assistant, National Gallery  133 total views,  1 views today Fundraisers in the early stages of their career in the cultural sector now have their own professional network, Young Arts Fundraisers. The group was launched this evening in London at the Science Museum, with support from Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy.The network has been created following a successful pilot event attended by over 100 arts professionals in January 2016 at the Foundling Museum, London. This was made possible with support from Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy and in partnership with Young People in the Arts and the IoF Cultural Sector Network, itself launched earlier this year.The professional network has been set up by Fanny Guesdon (Brunswick Arts), Chris Powell (London Symphony Orchestra) and Matthew Ross (University College London).They aim to:establish a peer-to-peer support network enabling cultural sector fundraisers to develop leadership capabilitiesrun monthly events including panel discussions and speed-mentoring sessionslaunch a mentoring programme in partnership with the IoF Cultural Sector Network.Although initially focused on London, the team plans to extend geographically the network to other regions of the UK.The network’s founders commented:“So many of us in fundraising work in small teams, sometimes even as lone fundraisers, and need support and advice from senior peers to build our careers. We aim to provide solutions by providing mentoring, networking and knowledge transfer opportunities to help our peers prepare for middle and senior management positions. Ultimately, we hope our work will enhance the quality and impact of fundraising across the cultural sector.” Advertisement  134 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Howard Lake | 14 September 2016 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2center_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: arts Professional network launched for early-career cultural fundraisers Read Alexandra Davis’ thoughts on Young Arts Fundraisers: a new generation of cultural sector fundraiserslast_img read more