The Art of Giving Fundraising Toolkit was jointly organised by the National Arts Council (NAC) and LASALLE College of the Arts to build more resilient arts organisations, forge deeper engagements with the community, and create a more vibrant and sustainable arts scene for Singaporeans. This toolkit can be used by artists and arts managers as a useful resource that will kick-start or enhance their fundraising journeys.
Please download the Art of Giving Fundraising Toolkit here.
Other Fundraising-related Resources
Donation and Sponsorship Agreement Templates
Fundraising in the arts is an emerging field. Please see the two agreement templates for your use to ensure that your organisation maintains good standards of governance and transparency that will aid you in good donor stewardship.
The agreement templates are for reference only and should not be used by any party without seeking prior independent legal advice. NAC accepts no responsibility or liability for any loss or damage (whether direct or indirect) arising from the use of this
By using this template:
- you acknowledge and understand that the contents therein do not constitute legal advice and that any reliance on this template or the contents therein shall be strictly at your own risk; and
- you hereby release NAC from any and all claims, liability, losses and damages whatsoever and howsoever arising in connection to your use of this template and/or any of its contents therein.
- For the avoidance of doubt, any reference to the "National Arts Council" shall also include its employees, officers, representatives, and/or agents.
Additional, during the Cultural Matching Fund (CMF) engagement session held on 24 March 2021, the CMF Secretariat shared some case studies and the broad principles in determining whether a contribution is a donation. A copy of the presentation can be found here.
With the aim to professionalise the charity sector, the Commissioner of Charities (COC) has worked with various organisations to set up shared services to strengthen charities’ regulatory compliance and effectiveness.
1. Centre for Non-Profit Leadership (CNPL)
CNPL provides board advisory services on how charities can strengthen capability and capacity through processes such as board renewal and succession planning. Charities will be able to sign up for CNPL’s BoardMatch Programme, designed to identify and place committed and highly qualified professionals on the Boards.
Leaders Lab are specially curated sessions where hot topics are delivered via a panel of experts (professionals in that specific topic) and practitioners (current Board members or Executive Directors equivalent) in a panel setting. Participants
can ask pressing questions in an interactive and engaging style. Past topics include Board Chair-ED relations, Investing in Charity Reserves, Legal Structures of NPOs, etc.
Leadership-On-Track is a short 3-hour “hands-on” workshop specially designed for Board members and Senior Management Team members to gain deeper insights into very specific topics. During each workshop, CNPL’s facilitators
share theories, backgrounds, methodologies and templates that participants can apply when they return to their Charities/NPOs. Past topics include Strategy, Sustainability, Lean Thinking, StrengthsFinder, etc.
Complimentary Board Advisory Services for Charities and Non-Profit groups to strengthen their organisational effectiveness and governance.
Interested charities can write in to email@example.com for more details.
2. Chartered Secretaries Institute of Singapore (CSIS)
CSIS provides free training sessions and walk-in consultation clinics on matters related to the annual submission for charities and governance. Interested charities can write in to firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
3. iShine Cloud Limited (iSC)
iSC provides charities with an affordable and integrated suite of sector-specific solutions via a secure cloud-based IT platform. Charities can have secured access to their data from any device with internet connection and can enjoy improved efficiency and collaboration through productivity tools and digitalised processes. Charities can find out more about iShine Cloud at www.ishinecloud.sg/news-and-events/rsvp.html and register for the complimentary clinics available or contact iSC at email@example.com.
4. Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS)
The Centre for Continuing and Professional Education at SUSS provides a structured training curriculum (co-developed with COC) to help chariies acquire knowledge and skills in areas such as governance, fundraising, leadership and volunteer management. For more information, charities can write in to firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Temasek Trustees Pte Ltd (TTPL)
TTPL provides meeting spaces at the Temasek Shophouse. This enables Commissioner of Charities’ shared services partners to run governance-related initiatives for the charity sector.
To find out more about the shared services initiative, charities may contact Charities Unit at MCCY_Charities@mccy.gov.sg.