Leslie Ramos is a fundraising and development consultant and founder of ArtEater, an independent philanthropy agency for the arts.

MacKenzie Scott, who has donated more than $6bn in unrestricted gifts over the past year.

MacKenzie Scott has given away billions with no strings attached – and it’s time arts donors followed suit

Too often arts patrons hinder the organisations they set out to help by imposing conditions on their gifts

30 Mar 2021

Museums must rethink how they use their endowments – or they’ll struggle to rebuild after this crisis

Cultural institutions are hesitant to dip into their endowment funds to help them through the current crisis – but are they jeopardising future donations in not doing so?

30 Oct 2020

Cash points – thoughts on a healthier future for museum fundraising

The pandemic has made existing problems in arts funding only too apparent. How can museums safeguard their futures?

26 Jun 2020