IoF seeks applicants for arts fundraising mentoring scheme

The initiative, funded by Arts Council England, will match early-career fundraisers with senior professionals

Institute of Fundraising
Institute of Fundraising

Arts and cultural fundraisers are being invited to apply for places on a mentoring scheme run by the Institute of Fundraising.

The Arts Council England-funded initiative matches early-career fundraisers with senior professionals in a bid to strengthen fundraising in the arts and culture sub-sector.

Successful applicants will be paired to develop skills and improve the support available to fundraisers starting out in the profession.

Arts Council England awarded the IoF £432,000 in 2017 to expand the work of its Cultural Sector Network.

This funding enabled the institute to embark on a four-year programme of support for fundraisers working in the arts, culture and heritage sector, and this mentoring scheme forms part of it.

Mentor applications opened on Wednesday and will close on 1 March.

Mentee applications will open on 12 March and close on 3 April.

The selected mentors and mentees will meet for up to an hour at least once every two months between May 2019 and April 2020.

An IoF spokeswoman said: "There isn’t a limit on pairings. It will depend on the matching process of mentors to mentees. Last year we had 17 pairings."

People do not need to be institute members to apply.

Further details are available on the IoF website.

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