Dec 06 2022
YAF x RAISE: North West Coffee Morning, Winter 2022

Calling fundraisers in the North West!  

Join us for a YAF x RAISE North West coffee morning to meet other arts and culture fundraisers, exchange ideas and meet other early career fundraisers in the area. 

We’re thrilled to announce our first North West coffee morning in our regional coffee morning series, delivered in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Fundraising’s RAISE programme.

Join us online on Tuesday 6 December at 10.30-11.30am for a coffee, an opportunity for talking through any current challenge or reflections and to share ideas with other fundraisers in the region.

The online coffee morning will be led by Lauren Smethurst and Alex Williams, who are both early career fundraisers based in the North West and new Board Members for Young Arts Fundraisers.

Book your free spot via the link and see you then!


About your hosts

Lauren Smethurst is based in Manchester and has worked in various administrative and marketing roles in the arts sector, before moving into fundraising in 2021. She focuses on trusts and foundations, corporate giving and delivering events. Lauren has worked with Manchester International Festival, Macclesfield Barnaby Festival and The Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme, and has an MA in Arts Management Policy and Practice from the University of Manchester. She joined YAF in October 2022.

Alex Williams, previously a trained contemporary dancer performing around the UK and internationally, is now based in Manchester and has worked in a variety of arts organisations for the last 5 years. Alex now works within individual, regular and public giving and between 2021-2022 Alex was a part of the Creative UK advisory board. Alex joined the YAF National Development team  in October 2022.

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