Debbie Geraghty, Executive Director of Plymouth Music Zone, explains how doing a fundraising course led her down some unexpected paths...
Three people made more than 3,000 of us stop to look at ourselves very differently last week. Between them, the plenary speakers at Fundraising Convention compelled us to consider our creativity, our cultural understanding and our mission for diversity. It’s what brought us to the Barbican Hall each day; that opportunity to truly reflect and be moved to create change.
Funding cuts and an uncertain economic landscape are challenges familiar to every small charitable organisation but, similar to those within the wider sector, arts, culture and heritage fundraisers continue to demonstrate a great capacity for resilience.
In the 10 years I have been attending the IoF Fundraisng Convention, it has given me a better understanding of fundraising across every stream and type. I have always left feeling energised, excited and inspired and full of new ideas and concepts that I have learnt.