Introduction: fundraising


When it comes to fundraising, it's best to start with basics - approaching the right people, being clear about your plans, and showing who will benefit within and beyond the museum's walls

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Planning a successful fundraising campaign


A successful fundraising campaign starts with serious self-analysis, says Julie Nightingale - knowing what you have and what you want to achieve

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Write a star funding application


The evidence you need to back up a funding application is important, but can be dull. Give it impact with strong images and a clear structure

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Working with funders


Applying for funding from a foundation can be complicated. But the key to securing money is making sure your project fits the funder's objectives

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Attracting corporate sponsors


Corporate sponsors can be a lucrative source of funding. But if you want to tap into this, you have to show what the sponsor will get from the deal

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Cultivating private donors


For smaller museums, cultivating private donors by matching their passions with your aspirations is often the most fruitful fundraising strategy

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Trustees and fundraising


Trustees often have invaluable insights, experience - and contacts. So make sure they are a key part of your fundraising strategy

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Case study: regular donors


A novel scheme run by Reading Museum Service gets local companies to become regular donors in return for being able to display museum artefacts in their offices

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Case study: collection boxes


Tim Hunkin's anthropologists' collecting box provides a useful income and a quirky welcome to the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford

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Fundraising: further reading


A list of further articles on fundraising

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