Heritage and Philanthropy: Turning Public Passion into Pounds

Austin Court in Birmingham
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Tuesday 24th June 2014 (17:45-20:30)
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Places are limited to 120. Please register for this free event by emailing events@theheritagealliance.org.uk by 19 June.

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Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage is pleased to be partnering The Heritage Alliance for the Heritage Debate on Heritage and Philanthropy: Turning Public Passion into Pounds which will be held from 5.45pm on Tuesday 24 June at Austin Court in Birmingham.

The debate will explore cultural philanthropy in a competitive market and will be chaired by The Heritage Alliance Chairman Loyd Grossman. Other speakers include: Martin Kaufman, Principal, Martin Kaufman Philanthropy; Nick Blinco, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, University of Birmingham and Anna Southall, Trustee, Barrow Cadbury Trust.

How do you persuade people that culture is just as important to the wellbeing of the community as other causes seeking their financial support? This debate explores philanthropy in a competitive market.

Accessing donors and corporate sponsors, especially outside London, is a huge challenge for heritage interests. Diminishing public funds can be devastating for not-for-profit organisations but the vigorous heritage movement and the deep bond between people and place have huge potential.

To launch and support The Heritage Alliance’s major new capacity-building programme Giving to Heritage, this Debate will develop, clarify and promote the case for philanthropy as a significant source of revenue for our heritage and the many activities that it inspires.

For further information please visit the website www.theheritagealliance.org.uk/heritage-debates