26 May 2017back

Creative Internships Blog Week 33

Nathan McCarthy, Sherman Theatre

Over the previous month I have been working on a body of research involving community and additional fundraising streams. I’ve been focusing my research on QR codes, text giving, crowdfunding, social media fundraising, payroll giving and give as you shop campaigns. I’ve been looking specifically at the different funding streams that are out there, how people are using different tools to raise money and how fundraising in different charity sectors works in comparison to the arts. I’ve also been looking into fundraising events from all around the UK to see what other organisations are offering and to see what we can offer as an organisation to raise funds for Sherman Theatre. Exploring any potential ways to engage with supporters and prospective funders.

In the coming weeks I’m looking to attend more training days at Legal & General, as well as compile a list of any in house training I wish to receive from Sherman Theatre in before the end of my internship. For instance although I have used Excel before for basic jobs I could use some training in all the various formulas you can use to make your spreadsheets more effective.

As the internship is nearing the end I’ve also been meeting one to one with Sherman Theatre’s Chief Executive Julia Barry to go through the job application process and to learn from her wealth of experience in recruitment. In our previous meeting we discussed suggested amendments to my CV and how to address competency framework in a job application. I intend to use the last weeks of my internship to consolidate my learning and experience within the organisation. 

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