RAISE Mentoring

The RAISE programme offers mentoring opportunities for early-career fundraisers working in the arts, culture and heritage sector across England.

Coronavirus update - In accordance with Government guidance, our mentorship programme will be moving away from face-to-face interactions and we recommend mentors and mentees contact each other using Zoom or via telephone. 

More than ever fundraisers want to stay connected, learn new skills and share their experiences. We are here to support you and make that happen. We are updating our training and events pages frequently with new information so please keep checking-in with us regularly.

Our year-long mentoring scheme matches early-career fundraisers with senior or director level development professionals from a wide range of organisations in the arts, culture and heritage sector across England. Past mentors have included Heads of Development or Development Directors at organisations such as the Jewish Museum London, the Barbican Centre, the British Library Orchestra, Plymouth Music and the London Transport Museum. 

The RAISE programme was founded to support long term financial resilience and sustainability in arts, culture and heritage sector by offering early-career fundraisers and more seasoned professionals in the sector the chance to learn important skills from each other and develop much-needed support networks.

The mentoring scheme is led by the IoF Cultural Sector Network and Young Arts Fundraisers and funded by Arts Council England

We encourage applications from fundraisers working all across England and from all backgrounds, particularly those who self-identify as BAME (Black, Asian & minority ethnic).

APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2020-2021 COHORT ARE NOW CLOSED

APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2021-2022 COHORT WILL OPEN IN SPRING 2021

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