Young Arts Fundraisers & RAISE Evolve Programme 2023-24
Evolve is a year-long professional development programme that aims to equip early-career arts fundraisers with the advice, networks and peer support that they need to succeed.
Having grown rapidly since its inception as a pilot mentoring scheme in 2016, Evolve is run by Young Arts Fundraisers (YAF) in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Fundraising Cultural Sector Network and is funded by Arts Council England as part of the Chartered Institute’s RAISE: Arts, Culture and Heritage programme.
Evolve participants were expected to:
- Initiate and organise a minimum of 6 meetings with their mentor to work on their professional development goals. Participants were also expected to set the agenda for these sessions.
- Attend 6 peer-to-peer sessions with the full cohort and actively contribute towards cohort activities, including deciding how to structure this time. These sessions took place on Zoom from on Wednesdays every two months and attendance was mandatory.
- Meet with their buddy 1-2-1 at least 6 times during the year, at times to be mutually agreed between both.
- Complete all required evaluation for the programme, including a 3-month 1-2-1 Zoom call with a member of the YAF team, and mid and end of programme surveys.
28 July 2023 - Introductions made between buddy and mentor/mentee pairings
9.30 - 11.00, Wednesday 6 September 2023 - Introductory peer-to-peer session
9.30 - 11.00, Wednesday 1 November 2023 - Peer-to-peer session 2
Week commencing 4 December 2023 - Participants attend 20-minute 1-2-1 Zoom check in calls with the YAF team.
9.30 - 11.00, Wednesday 10 January 2024 - Peer-to-peer session 3
Week commencing 5 February 2023 - Participants complete mid-programme evaluation survey
9.30 - 11.00, Wednesday 6 March 2024 - Peer-to-peer session 4
9.30 - 11.00, Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Peer-to-peer session 5
9.30 - 11.00, Wednesday 26 June 2024 - Peer-to-peer session 6
Week commencing 24 June 2024 - Participants complete end-of-programme evaluation survey
The deadline for applications was Sunday 2 July 2023.
If you have any other questions about the programme, then please get in touch with Hannah Tookey, Head of Mentoring at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chartered Institute of Fundraising of Canopi, 7-14 Great Dover Street, London SE1 4YR is the Controller.
RAISE: Arts, Culture & Heritage is a Chartered Institute of Fundraising programme of support to the professional development of fundraisers working in the arts, culture and heritage sector in England.
The information you provide will be shared with Young Arts Fundraisers and Chartered Institute Cultural Sector Network (CSN) for the following purposes:
To find the best mentor matching for you
To administrate your attendance to our final mentoring event
To provide stewardship and support throughout the programme – this may be by phone, email or face to face
To gain feedback about your mentoring sessions – this may be by phone, email or by hard copy at the final event
For analysis and research to help us improve our services, event management and to report on the outcomes of the RAISE programme
All information you provide will be kept confidential and used solely for the purposes stated above. At the end of the mentoring process, your personal information will be returned to the Chartered Institute of Fundraising
We will keep your personal data in relation to the Evolve Programme for 1 year from the date you join the Evolve Programme after which it will be securely deleted.