16 Jun
2021

IoF Cultural Sector Network holds inaugural conference

first_img  151 total views,  3 views today Tagged with: Events Institute of Fundraising The inaugural IoF Cultural Sector Network 2016 Conference took place on 22nd March attended by 180 delegates, speakers and exhibitors, making it the largest fundraising event for arts and heritage organisations in the UK, according to the IoF.The event was organised by arts and heritage fundraisers with the aim of building skills and knowledge in the cultural sector, with attendees from across the UK representing a wide variety of cultural organisations, from theatres and festivals, to museums, art galleries, and a zoo.The conference was held at the RBS headquarters in London, and brought together a variety of keynote speakers and case studies from a broad range of cultural organisations, with 16 sessions in parallel tracks.The theme of the conference was ‘Building for the Future’ with an emphasis on long-term planning and investment for fundraising success. Loyd Grossman, Chair of the Heritage Alliance, and Emma Kane, Chair of the Barbican Centre Trust gave keynote addresses. A plenary Q&A panel asking “What will fundraising be like in 2040?” also took place.Martin Kaufman, chair of the IoF Cultural Sector Network, said:“The high attendance revealed a strong desire to break down any barriers between arts and heritage organisations and fundraising. Everyone wanted to share knowledge that would strengthen the message to the public about how we could best sustain our cultural life as a key component of a successful UK. The lively engagement from all the delegates told me this is a moment whose time has come.”The IoF’s Cultural Sector Network special interest group was formed in April last year. During the conference, its forward strategy was also presented for the first time. Melanie May | 30 March 2016 | News Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. IoF Cultural Sector Network holds inaugural conference AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3  152 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3last_img read more

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16 Jun
2021

N Ireland car dealer raises £300,000 for children’s charity

first_imgN Ireland car dealer raises £300,000 for children’s charity Advertisement  235 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: corporate fundraising Ireland Howard Lake | 28 January 2020 | News 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.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 WATCH: The beginnings of the CFC partnership  236 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Agnew Group, one of Northern Ireland’s top car retailers, has raised £300,000 for the Cancer Fund for Children (CFC) as it rounds off a three-year fundraising partnership.The money raised exceeded the car sales firm’s target of £200,000 that it set back in 2017 when it made a pledge with CFC to help support its services which include residential group support to therapeutic short breaks for young people and their families living with cancer.The 1,150-strong team at Agnew Group generated the money through a range of initiatives including payroll giving, cake sales, golf days and a Mourne Mountain Challenge. It also further assisted the charity by hosting a volunteers’ event at its Audi Belfast dealership where CFC celebrated the work carried out by its many supporters as well as showcasing its future plans.Phil Alexander, CEO at CFC said: “The dedication of each member of staff from the Agnew Group has been incredible. The Agnew Group has also very generously matched all of their staff’s donations which has brought them to their phenomenal final total of £300,000”.Yuile Magee, Managing Director at Agnew Group, added: “Working to raise funds for Cancer Fund for Children has been a true labour of love for our entire team. The work that Cancer Fund for Children does helps ease what is the most challenging time in many families’ lives here and we are grateful for that service and are honoured to have played a small role in enabling that amazing work to go further.”Mr Magee said the company looks forward to entering into a new charitable partnership with mental health charity MindWise.“As our partnership comes to an end with Cancer Fund for Children, the team at Agnew Group look forward to working with a new organisation that is also making a difference to those who need it most, Mr Magee said.“The funds we now raise will help roll out MindWise’s Family Wellness Project to the Belfast Trust and enable the charity to provide dedicated support”.Meanwhile, the charity has expanded its services to the Republic of Ireland and is raising money for a respite centre in Co Mayo. So far the Rory Foundation, named for golfer Rory McElroy, has pledged €1.2 million towards the capital cost.In 2019 CFC raised £2.3 million, down from £2.6 million the year before.last_img read more

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