Please join us in thanking all of our wonderful sponsors for their support this year!

Lead Partner

Spektrix is the leading provider of cloud-based ticketing, marketing and fundraising software for the performing arts, and we partner with over 375 arts organisations across the UK, Ireland and North America.

We’re proud to be supporting the Institute of Fundraising Cultural Sector Network National Conference 2019 and championing best practice in fundraising and audience development. If you’re interested in hearing how arts organisations are taking data-driven approaches to build resilience and identify new donors, don’t miss the session How to… Build a Low-Level Giving Strategy That Works For Everyone at 1:30 in the Sainsbury Theatre.

Arts Council England
Bursary Supporter

Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives. We support activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections.

Between 2018 and 2022, we will invest £1.45 billion of public money from government and an estimated £860 million from the National Lottery to help create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country.

Arts Council England is funding the RAISE: Arts, Culture & Heritage programme – an ambitious four year programme of support for fundraising and development professionals working within the arts, culture and heritage sector.

Bursary Supporter

Tessitura Network is delighted to support professional development for Arts and Cultural Fundraisers by providing bursaries, along with Arts Council England, for this year’s IOF Culture Sector Network conference. Our core mission is to advance the business of arts and culture, and fundraising is an essential component to an organisation’s success. We believe in equipping fundraisers with the right tools to support data driven decisions to ensure true donor engagement for income growth.

We provide a single unified system with comprehensive functionality in membership management, fundraising, ticketing, CRM, marketing, business intelligence, online/ mobile transactions and more. As a not-for-profit ourselves, we understand you – to find out more please get in touch.

Apollo Fundraising
Website Sponsor

We could tell you how Apollo Fundraising has helped lots of cultural organisations like yours to achieve their fundraising goals…but wouldn’t that be really boring? After all, if you really wanted to know you could just go to (That’s the wonderful thing about having a website!).

Don’t get us wrong, we love what we do…and so do our clients. But, rather than hear about how “inspiring”, “approachable” and “insightful” we are, wouldn’t you rather use this time to learn something more interesting? If we may be so bold, we suggest having a read of this instead – these practical tips will help you improve your fundraising and protect you from the dreaded Curse of Boring.

For more on “banishing the boring”, join us in The Rittner Room at 11am.

Session Partner

Execucare is the leading specialist executive search and recruitment consultancy for the not-for-profit sector. For almost 30 years, and with consultants who have worked within the sector themselves, we have supported many of the world’s leading arts, culture and heritage organisations to find the best senior management, development and marketing professionals.

Execucare is proud to be leading the search for a new Chair of the IoF Cultural Sector Network, as well as members of the RAISE Steering Group.

Please get in touch with Laura Sears to discuss these roles or any of your own recruitment needs.

Impact Fundraising
Session Partner

With decades of experience, the impact fundraising team understands the specific challenges faced by cultural organisations that need to grow their fundraising. Working with organisations of all sizes across the UK, they love nothing more than to empower you to establish new fundraising strategies and income streams, strengthen your board, create a powerful case for support, write funding applications and increase your fundraising confidence.

With a client portfolio that includes Marlowe Theatre, Everyman & Playhouse, Geffrye Museum of the Home, RIBA, Wordsworth Trust and The Lowry, in the past six years alone they have helped organisations raise nearly £20 million. Proud to sponsor this event for the 2nd year running, the small and friendly impact team will be on hand all day to speak to you about your fundraising needs – come and speak to Victoria, Louise and Suzanne to find out how they can help.

Or get in touch at | |@Impact_Fund_

National Arts Fundraising School

“I calculate that since the course in 2015 I have raised approx £2m in multiyear grants plus some individual giving. A pretty good return on investment!”
Becky Chapman, Executive Director, Diverse City

“The School exceeded my expectations, challenged my preconceptions about certain types of giving and gave me loads of practical advice and hints and tips. Thank you to Jules, Dana and Bernard for making it so interesting and enjoyable.”
Chloe Hughes, Engagement Lead, Cornwall Museums Partnership

The National Arts Fundraising School. Next School 10 – 15 November.

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