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10 October 2021

Fundraising strategies and evaluation workshop

We’re starting the new year with a series of development workshops that are created to help you achieve more in your creative career or in your cultural organisations.

After a successful first session on creating a Business Plan, you can delve deeper into the topics of fundraising strategies and evaluation planning in February and March.

The two-hour online training sessions will give you an overview about methods and strategies, resources and plans, that will help you gain better understanding of fundraising and evaluation – and the tools to successfully start your own approaches.

These workshops are suitable for those just starting out in a cultural business with no prior experience of business or development planning, for those who already have some experience and are ready to be more ambitious, or those who want to update their existing knowledge. It is relevant for all charities, community and voluntary sector organisations and creative individuals.


How to create a Fundraising Strategy

on Thursday 24 February 2022, 2.00pm to 4.00pm

You know what you want to achieve, but how find the funds to do it? Fundraising can be a challenge and extremely disheartening for arts or heritage organisations when applications for funding are declined. Creating a fundraising strategy will increase your chance of success and help you to build on your successes in a planned way that will achieve growth.

With this workshop, you will learn how to create a realistic fundraising strategy for your cultural organisation that will help you grow. Our trainer will support you step by step to prepare and write a fundraising strategy that takes an organisational approach, identifies your priorities and how to best find funding for your different areas of interest.

Planning your Evaluation

on Thursday 10 March 2022, 2.00pm to 4.00pm

In this training session, you will gain insights on how to create and plan a structured and effective evaluation approach for your cultural projects. Get an overview on how to identify appropriate measuring tools and ensure your evaluation data assists the development of your arts or heritage organisation.

Having supported many organisations on evaluation processes – from developing outcome frameworks, collecting data on the ground and reporting findings – ArtReach gained various insights over the years on the challenges that effective evaluation can hold.

With this workshop, you will learn how to create an effective evaluation plan for your cultural projects using an approach that is right for your organisation.

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