Tailored support and training to enhance and refresh your fundraising strategies.

Based on proven case-studies, our training is delivered via seminars, master classes, workshops and events. It covers all levels – from first-time fundraisers to sophisticated executive level strategies. Many of these services are free to members, while others are offered at a discounted or subsidised rate.

  • Webinar: GDPR – No Scaremongering, Just What You Need To Know


    Go To Webinar

    One month from the GDPR enforcement date, data specialists Vertical Structure and data protection lawyers Forde Campbell LLC will take us through the data privacy changes and steps you need to take to get your organisation GDPR ready!

    This webinar will take place via Go To Webinar on the 25 April, 12.30pm to 1.30pm. To book your place email Kate Livingston at

  • Introduction to the Role of a Trustee


    Arts & Business NI Offices

    The role of a Trustee is a complex one. There are many responsibilities that go with accepting a Board placement however not all new Board Members are made fully aware of what those responsibilities are, or how they can make a positive contribution. This Introduction to the Role of a Trustee course introduces new Board Members and those who would like a refresher, to their roles and responsibilities and to current good practice. The cost of the training course is £25 + VAT for members and lunch will be included.

    This event will take place on 10 May 2018, 1pm to 5pm in the Arts & Business NI Offices. To book your place email Kate Livingston at

  • Fundraising From Your Audiences & Visitors – Why and How To Do It


    Belfast Exposed Photography

    Our audiences are comprised of our organisation's most staunch supporters. They provide the potential to create a pool of fiercely loyal advocates as well as generate a valuable revenue stream. At this event Kath Russell, Director of Development at the Hallé Concerts Society will be sharing how the Manchester based orchestra fundraise from their networks.

    Appropriately managing the data you collect while building new relationships can be tricky. Claire-Rose Canavan, Client Relationships Executive at thrive will also be talking on how to approach potential new supporters and remaining complaint with the recent GDPR changes.

    Fundraising From Your Audiences & Visitors – Why and How To Do It, will be on the 15 May, 2.00pm to 3.00pm in Belfast Exposed Photography. To book your place email Kate Livingston at

    This event will be taking place as part of NI Philanthropy Fortnight 2018. 

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Arts & Business is generously supported by The Arts Council of Northern Ireland.