Bouncing back from missing out on a grant

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 14/07/2016   |   Categories: Fundraising, Inspiration, Strategic Planning

Missing out on funding or a grant can be frustrating, disappointing and demoralising, but it can be chance to learn more about your work for next time around. Read more...

Funding cuts - stay calm and prepare for change

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 10/01/2016   |   Categories: Fundraising, Inspiration, Leadership, Leading in crisis, Making change, Strategic Planning

This year nearly every small to mid-size arts company will be impacted by the decisions being made by the Australia Council and other funding bodies around organisation and project funding. There is little to be gained from general anxiety or panic, but if you are in a leadership role you need to acknowledge, understand and communicate the reality of the situation. Read more...

10 steps to diversify your income and win the fundraising game

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 03/12/2015   |   Categories: Fundraising, Inspiration, Leadership, Strategic Planning

Government policy (and common sense) dictates that you “diversify” your income streams, encouraging you to develop new strategic partnerships and relationships. Each of which takes time and resources to manage. However, without the capacity and skills in house, most small arts organisations (or even a mid-size operations) are often knocked out of the party before you even get started. Read more...

How to be strategic when applying for funding

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 17/10/2015   |   Categories: Fundraising, Inspiration, Leadership, Strategic Planning

Applying for funding is part and parcel of working in the arts. Here is how to be smart in making your grant applications: strategic, simple and with plenty of space. Read more...

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