A Rising Tide Floats All Boats - Fundraising Workshop


Session Title:

 A Rising Tide Floats All Boats - Fundraising Workshop



Canada’s National Ballet School: John Dalrymple (Director, Strategic Initiatives), Jenna Rose (Coordinator, Strategic Initiatives)


Session Description:

In this session we will review models for raising funds (both private and public) and talk about what works and what doesn’t work in the arts. We will explore new methods and new thinking on how to resource a vision for a cultural enterprise, as well as how to leverage collective passion and energy to realize concrete material gains. “New Power” in the 21st century has changed the fundraising focus from the needs of the institution to the needs of the community – how can arts organizations address a growing cost base at home by looking outside of their four walls? Can we reframe the argument for the arts to demonstrate greater relevance and drive higher fundraising performance?


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Presenter Biographies:

John Dalrymple Director, Strategic Initiatives (Canada’s National Ballet School)

John Dalrymple is currently Director, Strategic Initiatives at Canada’s National Ballet School. Previously, John held two senior positions in the School’s Development Office as well as an appointment as Professor at Centennial College in the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culture. From 2001 – 2010 John was on the management team of the Textile Museum of Canada, holding the positions of Project Manager, Web Designer, Development Manager, Director of Development and Acting Executive Director. John is on the Board of the CreatiVenture Collective and was part of the founding committee that created this grassroots organization that focuses on partnering small and mid-sized dance organizations with active and emerging arts patrons in Toronto. He earned a Specialized Honours B.A. in Anthropology from York University and a Master of Museum Studies degree from the University of Toronto. John has conducted anthropological and archaeological fieldwork in Belize, Peru and Canada and has published works on museology in a number of academic and arts based publications. John’s work has been recognized through awards from the Canadian Museums Association, American Alliance of Museums and the Ontario Association of Art Galleries.


Jenna Rose Coordinator of Strategic Initiatives (Canada’s National Ballet School)

Jenna Rose is the Coordinator of Strategic Initiatives at Canada’s National Ballet School, where she contributes her knowledge in fundraising, research and project coordination. Jenna holds a Masters in Museum Studies from the University of Toronto, and has held positions with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport and TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival), and has worked alongside the OMA (Ontario Museum Association).