Our Lunch and Learn series is back!
We all know Fundraising Events are an excellent way to engage prospects and funders, but we also know that they can be a lot of work, with sometimes minimal reward.
Join our next lunch and learn to hear from a panel of expert all about managing and delivering Fundraising Events experts. The discussion will include planning strategy, maximising impact (while minimising stress), and how to best adapt events to fundraising and organisational needs.
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We’re delighted to confirm that Nadia Vistisen (Senior Events Producer at Art Fund), Laura Howard (Event Manager at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew) and Gwenni Jenkins-Jones (Development Manager at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama) will be joining us for this event.
Nadia is a special events producer & partnerships manager with ten years of experience delivering portfolios of events to complement artistic programmes.
With a focus on large-scale site-specific projects, festivals and cross-arts cultural programmes, she works with a two-fold focus; building relationships with key stakeholders, funders and local authorities, whilst producing events to support creative projects.
Nadia worked as a freelancer for many years (@strom_evnts) and is now Senior Events Producer at Art Fund. She has previously worked for Brent 2020: The London Borough of Culture, Science Museum Group, National Theatre (River Stage Festival), Royal Court Theatre, 14-18 NOW, LIFT (London International Festival of Theatre) and Wild Works.
She is a mentor for I LIKE NETWORKING and holds an MA in Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship in Theatre & Performing Arts from Goldsmiths University in London.
Laura is an Events Manager specialising in cultivation and stewardship for Development and Membership teams, with five years of experience delivering events for cultural organisations and charities.
Laura currently works as an Event Manager for Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and manages the programmes of events for their 100,000+ members and approx. 1,000 Legacy supporters. She also works on large-scale stewardship events for their highest-level donors and enjoys the cross-collaboration with Kew’s Science and Horticulture teams.
Prior to this Laura worked on two Patron programmes, the Corporate supporters calendar of events, and Gallery/Exhibition launch events for the Science Museum Group. She started off her career developing events and tours for Alexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust’s supporters and stakeholders.
She holds an MA in Museum Studies from UCL and a BA (Hons) in History from the University of Nottingham.
Gwenni is Development Manager at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff. Fresh out of university, she started working there as an Arts & Business Cymru intern focused on Individual Giving, before being employed as Development Officer Stewardship & Events, and then Development Manager of Operations.
Through her time in these roles, she has organised receptions and small concerts, through to the College’s Annual Dinner, balancing managing event logistics and hosting supporters, alongside other responsibilities. As well as the arts, Gwenni is passionate about the environment and giving young people a voice, and is a Trustee of Keep Wales Tidy, currently working with the charity to recruit its new Youth Board.