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Finalists in the Art Fund Museum of the Year Prize 2015

The Whitworth wins £100k Museum of the Year prize 2015

The Whitworth in Manchester has won the Art Fund’s Museum of the Year prize for 2015. It beat five other museums to win £100,000, the largest arts prize in the UK and the largest museums prize in the world. The Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year “celebrates the...

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Queen Elizabeth II looking sad on £5 bank note - image achieved with folding the banknote

The unhappy philanthropist

Why it might be wise to reassess how we view the committed major donor. An unhappy philanthropist? That’s an oxymoron surely? I think not, judging by how difficult some organisations find it to get repeat donations from major donors.  Consider this. Browsing LinkedIn recently, I...
Girl Scouts' #ForEVERYGirl crowdfunding campaign

Girl Scouts reject $100k donation – and crowdfund $275k in 48 hours in response

In fundraising it can pay to stick to your principles and reject offered donations that would undermine the work you aim to achieve. The Girl Scouts of Western Washington in the USA are the latest organisation to demonstrate that – and to benefit from it. The organisation...
Emojis - but what would a fundraising emoji look like?

What would a fundraising emoji look like?

Emojis are all over the place – in email messages, text messages and even in fundraising appeals, such as WWF’s Endangered Emoji campaign. But there isn’t one yet that describes fundraising. Shall we change that? Emojis might seem peripheral and a child-like...

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