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August 21, 2017
There is more philanthropic support out there, but more organisations are competing for it. Fundraising programs need to comprehensive...
September 8, 2016
I’ve been developing a philanthropy “health check” tool for a while now and one of the first things I go looking at in assessing how an...
August 2, 2016
Mid this year I attended the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) meeting in Washington DC. There was one common albeit low level theme,...
July 19, 2016
When it first appeared as a technique for fundraising, crowdfunding attracted a lot of attention and enthusiasm, and indeed in many cas...
December 1, 2015
I had an animated discussion with a friend from the big end of the finance sector recently about the value to society of art and cultur...
September 1, 2015
Let’s start with the citizen. She wants digital access to the things in our collections, in a way and at a time that suits her, and at...
August 15, 2014
Let’s say I’m passionate about the photographer Frank Hurley. I want to build my own picture of the man and his work, and I know the o...
July 1, 2014
Is it reasonable to apply evolutionary principles to museums? This article is based on a talk I gave at the ICOM NatHist meeting in Cr...
June 30, 2014
Imagine a cultural institution that sees itself as “dedicated to a dialogue between the cultures of the world.” Dialogue: talking betw...
How effective are you in securing philanthropic funding?
Are you raising as much as you could be?
Do you need to conduct an independent fundraising he...
In fund raising your website really counts
On some trends in fundraising in mid 2016
On the pros and cons of crowdfunding
On the value of the cultural sector
On the importance of digital access to cultural collections
Challenges and opportunities for Australia’s Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums
The Natural Futures Museum
A dialogue between the cultures of the world
Let’s start with the citizen. She wants digital access to the things in our collections, in a way and at a time that suits her, and at no cost.