Fundraising as a profession needs board support Print Email Email to a friend Your email Your name Friend's email Friend's name Verification Please prove your humanity Go on prove it :) Close Related Articles Beef, coal, and hot tracks: Aus music exports earn $195 million each year Australian music is performing remarkably overseas, according to a new Australia Council report. New York arts exec to head up Create NSW as CEO (locked) Elizabeth W. Scott has been named Executive Director, Create NSW, heading up the State’s peak arts and screen organisation. What sponsors want from the arts Sponsorships are not philanthropic donations – they are business investments from which companies want a return. We ask major sponsors what's in the deal for them. On minority artist development programs To engage with difference is to both recognise that it exists and accommodate it on its own terms, rather than on the terms of the majority. (Premium content) Premium content Caroline Sharpen Monday 30 January, 2017 Boards are failing to invest in a discipline that ensures their very existence partly because many don't appreciate fundraising as a profession. This content is only available to members of ArtsHub Join Now for instant access! A subscription to ArtsHub will enable you to: Access the most comprehensive jobs board for the arts sector, with hundreds of positions posted weekly Keep up to date with the latest industry news Access thousands of members-only features, articles and guides Be in the know with upcoming events and exhibitions added daily ... and much, much more. Join Now and join the British arts community today It’s no secret that fundraising is the biggest issue facing most not-for-profit organisations. For the arts and cultural sector, the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ 2015 Governance and Performance Study found that increasing private-sector income is the primary issue over the next 3-5 years. Member login Email address Password Forgot password? About the author Caroline Sharpen is an experienced strategist, consultant and business development practitioner. She is also the principal of Sharpen Creative Industries Consulting, an alliance of specialists and independent consultants working with arts and creative-sector clients.