Dana Segal (MInstF) is a strategist and fundraiser with a specialism in and passion for the arts, culture and heritage sector. She has worked organisations across the UK and Europe for a wider range of charities including UNICEF, Age Exchange and Scottish Book Trust. 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 fundraising strategies, creating a legacy propositions, individual giving including crowdfunding, creating a case for support and fundraising proposals, as well as delivering fundraising training and mentoring. Her current clients include Charles Dickens Museum, Amber and Rotherham Heritage Services and Dana is also a Lead Tutor on the National Arts Fundraising School.
I’m enjoying working with both the Charles Dickens Museum and Film & Photography Collective Amber to develop their fundraising strategies. I’m looking forward to supporting more arts, culture and heritage organisations to develop their legacy fundraising.
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 through to HNWI prospecting, research and cultivation.
As well as a theatre-maker and creative producer, I am a Trustee of Emergency Exit Arts, an arts organisation that create unforgettable events and participatory experiences using visual performance, processions, puppetry, music and pyrotechnics. I also sit on the Marketing sub-committee of the Institute of Fundraising’s Culture Sector Network. 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.
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Clare Segal, Director