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We help cultural organisations
recognise their full value.

New ways of thinking for a new world of funding


Meet David Dixon Associates

DDA works with boards, directors and department heads to help make the philosophical, psychological, entrepreneurial and technical changes necessary in the new reality of funding.

Cultural organisations underestimate their true value and a narrow focus on the priorities of public funders can lead them to undervalue other ways they are important.

DDA helps cultural organisations to recognise their full value and identify the people and organisations who will respond to them. This shows the way to new sources of income.

Survival is not enough. Our aim is to help you flourish.

The DDA Network

DDA has long-standing, personal relationships with leaders and managers in cultural and higher-education organisations in many countries and we help make links between them. When needed we can call on an extensive network of professionals around Europe and the USA covering specialist areas such as leadership and management, marketing, customer experience, ticketing and research.


High-level Advice for cultural and higher education organizations

Development and Training for Boards and Directors

The active and direct engagement of the Director and of Boards is essential for fundraising success. ...read more

Fundraising Review and Strategy

Could your fundraising be better? Maybe you are starting fresh and want to know what your options ar ...read more

Case for Support Development

Fundraising is driven by passion and enabled by technique; to put this another way: ‘First the Hea ...read more

Value exchange

Income generation of all kinds, even philanthropic donations, is based on an exchange of values. Thi ...read more

Fundraising Technical Support

DDA can advise on fundraising technique and create detailed plans for: Legacy fundraising Audien ...read more

Recruitment of Staff and Board Members

It is often difficult to find experienced staff members to take forward ambitious fundraising plans ...read more


Food for thought


Let’s make your next cultural project a success

DDA can help your organisation to recognise its full value and set it on the right road to long-term income generation. We are very happy to have an initial conversation with you and we love visiting cultural organisations and colleges. Get in touch.