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Finding it hard to secure sponsorship for your key events?

Want to get smarter about getting your message out?

Need to strengthen the fundraising skills in your community organisation or small cultural org?

Why not make a pitch for a place on a 12 month training & mentoring programme?!

Dublin’s Culture Connects and Business to Arts are calling on community or small cultural organisations across the city who are interested in building their fundraising skills to apply for a 12-month training and mentoring programme in the areas of sponsorship and marketing. The programme will be facilitated under the guidance of Business to Arts by the new Fundraising Fellows, Dublin: Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan, of Fishamble The New Play Company; Muriel Foxton of Temple Bar Gallery + Studios; Paula Weir of Dublin Theatre Festival; and Anna McCarthy of Helium Arts.

This programme will help four local community organisations to develop their marketing, fundraising and strategic planning skills through focused mentoring, while also participating in a series of information sessions in November 2017, March, June and September 2018. Apply now to be mentored by completing the online application form by 5pm on Monday 11 September 2017.

Don’t worry if that’s not for you – the following might be!

On 14 November 2017 we will be hosting a seminar on ‘Introduction to Fundraising for Community Organisations’ at Wood Quay Venue, Civic Offices, Dublin City Council, Dublin 8.

Fundraising has never been tougher, and it is important to market yourself as effectively as possible. This session is about giving you some practical, experience-based strategies to help you emerge stronger and ready for action.

If you don’t have a written fundraising strategy it’s time to develop one. If ever there was a time for organisations (large and small) to develop a well-researched, carefully considered fundraising strategy then this is it.

This seminar is part of the Fundraising Fellowship, Dublin programme, a partnership between Dublin’s Culture Connects and the New Stream Fundraising Capacity Building Project operated by Business to Arts.

Email info@dublinscultureconnects.ie to book your place.

After the success of the ‘Introduction to Marketing’ seminar that took place in May 2017, we created a short video, narrated by Dublin City Councillor Rebecca Moynihan giving a whistle-stop overview of how to write a kick-ass marketing plan.

Watch it here:

 

The Fundraising Fellowship, Dublin programme is a partnership between Dublin’s Culture Connects and the New Stream Fundraising Capacity Building Project operated by Business to Arts. It offers part funding toward the employment of full-time fundraising or marketing & fundraising human resources contracted over a 24-month period and the recruited Fellows will take part in a structured programme of training and mentorship as part of the Fellowship.

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