Growth Package

This package helps your organisation continue to grow and develop. It will help you to develop a digital strategy and increase skills in sponsorship and revenue generation so your organisation is more financially secure.

Timetable for Growth Package (pdf. 61KB)

Find out about those initiatives that are open for applications now

Digital strategy

This is an opportunity to develop a digital strategy or update an existing strategy. The aim is to ensure that organisations remain relevant and effective in an increasingly digital environment.

The initiative will be delivered by The Audience Connection. The coaching covers:

  • developing a digital strategy framework
  • digital priorities and tactics
  • increasing the use of digital communication channels.

Regardless of your organisation’s size or digital ability, a documented strategy will help you make the best use of digital tools and channels to improve operational efficiency. It will also support:

  • marketing and audience development
  • fundraising
  • education
  • other business goals.

Who’s it for?

General managers, directors, marketing managers and staff responsible for online marketing. Five places are available for clients within this package.  

When and how much?

  • Applications are open now and close on 14 November 2018.
  • Coaching will take place between January and June 2019.
  • Workshops: February and May 2019, location and date to be confirmed.
  • $500 plus GST per organisation.

Diversity action 

Available for Auckland organisations only. 

This is an opportunity to build organisational capability to respond to diversity and inclusion in the arts. You will learn new skills to increase the quality of your leadership and engagement with diverse communities.

The initiative will be delivered by Oranui Diversity Leadership. Participants will receive one-to-one coaching and learn how to:

  • develop strategies for change and processes that respond to the many facets of diversity (ethnicity, culture, gender, disability)
  • develop inclusive recruitment and human resources policies
  • engage with a broad range of audiences
  • explore and understand organisational cultures in which all people feel valued and respected
  • embed diversity and inclusion into strategies and everyday practice.

Who is it for?

Senior managers, directors, and staff involved in programming and audience development. Five places are available for Auckland-based investment clients. 

When and how much?

  • Applications are open now and close on 14 November 2018.
  • Coaching will take place between February and June 2019.
  • Workshops: February and May 2019 – location and date to be confirmed.
  • $500 plus GST per organisation.

Fundraising 101

This is an opportunity to increase your knowledge of the fundamental principles of fundraising and develop a fundraising strategy. There are two offerings in this initiative. Clients are invited to apply for either one or the other.

Fundraising 101 Coaching

Delivered by Carole French from The Fundraising Ask. You will be offered tailored coaching which could include:

  • a situational analysis and assessment of current fundraising capability 
  • coaching on the fundamental principles of fundraising methods and techniques
  • developing a case for support
  • developing a practical and easy to implement fundraising strategy
  • help to implement the strategy. 

Who is it for?

Staff responsible for fundraising who require in-depth, practical support to develop their fundraising capability and plans. This could include general managers, directors and fundraising managers. Three places are available for investment clients.

When and how much?

  • Applications open on 10 December 2018 and close on 8 February 2019. Coaching will take place between February and June 2019.
  • $250 plus GST per organisation.
  • The consultant will spend approximately four days, in total, with the organisation.

Fundraising 101 Online Course

Delivered by the Giblin Group. The initiative is an online course taking participants through the process of developing a fundraising/revenue generation strategy and provides information about key fundraising methods. 

The course consists of:

  • a survey style situational analysis which helps identify areas of opportunity and gaps
  • seven video coaching fundraising modules
  • templates and 'How to guides.’

Who is it for?

General managers and staff responsible for fundraising who want to improve their technical understanding of different fundraising methods in a flexible learning environment. There are eight places available for investment clients.

When and how much?

  • Applications open on 10 December 2018 and close on 8 February 2019.
  • The course can be completed by participants in their own time and at their own pace. We recommended completion within a three month period, between February and June 2019.   
  • In total the course will take approximately 14 hours to complete, including the additional required reading.
  • $50 plus GST per organisation.

Evaluating databases, information and management reporting systems

A consultant will provide you with advice on how to:

  • access customer data and make better use of databases
  • assess and address problems with data, databases, information and management reporting systems and their implementation
  • choose a new CRM or ticketing system
  • integrate information systems they use regularly.

Participants will take part in a full-day consultation and audit at their organisation. After this they will receive a summary report with practical recommendations and an action plan.

Who is it for?

Staff responsible for marketing, audience development, box office management or who are involved in reporting. Participants should have a working knowledge of their organisation’s databases, ticketing, CRM and online systems. Six places are available for investment clients. 

When and how much?

  • Applications open on 10 December 2018 and close on 8 February 2019.
  • Coaching will take place between February and June 2019.
  • $500 plus GST per organisation.

Colour accounting workshops

Organisations are invited to attend a one-day workshop on accounting, profitability and powerful communication by the internationally recognised Colour Accounting and BDO. The one day course will teach the basics of accounting to non-accountants using interactive, 3-D and tactile activities, and colour! 

By attending this workshop you will:

  • gain new insights into how your organisation generates profits
  • understand how to keep useful records to help you achieve your goals
  • confidently read your organisation’s balance sheet and income statement
  • analyse the financial position, performance and changes in your organisation
  • develop skills to communicate powerfully with your staff and financial experts.

The old way of learning traditional finance is to focus on numbers. Colour Accounting approaches accounting as a language. This makes it easy for all sorts of learners to grasp accounting. It’s visual, hands-on, fun and proven.

The workshop covers:

  • balance sheets
  • income statements
  • funding strategies
  • recording transactions
  • accrual accounting, depreciation
  • business valuation
  • cash flow
  • value generation and profitability
  • performance measurement
  • financial analysis
  • financial communication and pitfalls
  • other specific topics as requested by participants.

Who is it for?

Chief executives, executive directors, general managers and finance managers from investment programme organisations. Up to 10 places are available in each workshop with up to one place per organisation.

When and where?

  • Wellington: 19 February 2019
  • Auckland: 27 February 2019

How much and to register?

$50 plus GST per person (includes lunch).

Registrations open in December 2018.

Arts Philanthropy and Partnerships Programme

Our Arts Philanthropy and Partnerships Programme helps arts organisations diversify their income so they can become financially stronger.

This year we’re offering three initiatives: