15 January 2018back

Creative Internships Blog Week 14

Maddie Towell, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

Happy New Year!

I my last blog I wrote all about our upcoming events; well now they have happened! Each one was unique and they have all had positive outcomes in different ways.  Our UBS event aim was to grow our membership scheme as well as include our London donors more.  It was fantastic, when a few days later, the new member’s forms started coming in.  At our Opera Gala, we were launching our new Opera School and it went down phenomenally. Our patrons were delighted by the student’s performances.  They certainly seemed to clap the longest, loudest and most enthusiastically!  Our behind the scenes events also went well with our patrons gaining the opportunity to see how their support benefits our students.

Just before the Christmas holidays, and after all the events, I sent out our December mailing, lots of people, lots of information (including the what’s on and an autumn round up) and lots of envelopes! 

We’ve now also gone live on Spektrix!  Since then, much of my time has involved working out what it can do, how it does it and sorting out information.  I’ve scanned in and am about to upload the gift aid declarations.  I’m cleaning up old records that are out of date and am refreshing them, and I’m learning about how reports are run.  We’ve had many meetings about how things will be laid out and run for the future!

When I’m not doing that I’m starting to work on a few trust applications.  With one I’m in initial concept meetings, working out exactly what funding we need for the project and what it’s aims and objectives are.  The second application, for a different project, is already fully planned and now I just need to finish the application and send it off with my fingers crossed!

View all news