Dana Segal (MInstF) is a strategist and fundraiser. Having started her career in the arts & cultural sector, she has grown her portfolio to include INGOs, NGOs and other organisations across the UK, Europe and Africa including UNICEF, World Animal Protection, Afrobarometer and Southbank Centre. Dana was one of the inaugural AFP Fundraising Fellows, and holds a PG Cert in Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy from the University of Leeds. Specialisms include developing organisational strategies, fundraising strategies, creating legacy propositions, individual giving, creating a case for support and fundraising proposals, as well as delivering fundraising training and mentoring. Her current clients include Historic England and York Museums Trust. Dana is also the Deputy Director of the National Arts Fundraising School.
I’m really enjoying working with World Animal Protection on their global strategy for 2020-2030. As legacy fundraising booms in the UK I’m looking forward to supporting more charities across the sector organisations to develop their propositions.
My previous role was Head of Development at Cockpit Arts, where I was responsible for all earned, traded and fundraised income. During my time at Cockpit Arts I successfully led the organisation through its 30th Anniversary by securing a number of large scale grants, growing the fundraising team by 50%, developing two new income streams and developing a number of important strategic initiatives. My efforts secured me a promotion from my initial role as Development & Events Manager within a year of joining.
Prior to that I was Community Development Co-ordinator at Roundhouse where I led on all aspects of individual giving from small-scale campaigns, events, through to HNWI prospecting, research and cultivation.
I am the Chair of Emergency Exit Arts, an arts organisation that creates unforgettable events and participatory experiences using visual performance, processions, puppetry, music and pyrotechnics. I write for publications including The Guardian and Arts Professional, and have presented keynote speeches at the Institute of Fundraising and Houses of Parliament, and consulted at national level on strategies such as the 2016 Cultural White Paper and The Warwick Commission.