• Adoption schemes (growing in popularity with heritage organisations and popular as an alternative and more meaningful gift)
• Committed/regular giving
• Personal friendship groups
Commercial trading is a key way to provide an unrestricted income stream for lots of heritage organisations. This covers a wide range of opportunities including shops, catering, merchandise, consultancy, training, facilities hire, etc. Are you making the most of this opportunity?
You may also look to secure corporate sponsorship for some of your fundraising costs, such as the expenditure surrounding a Summer Appeal to individuals or the costs associated with putting on a fundraising event. This will then mean that your net income is higher as you’re not having to take out all or some of your expenditure from the proceeds, meaning the contribution is higher.