RCO (Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest)

One of the world’s leading orchestras

Taking fundraising to new levels and a major capital fundraising campaign

DDA developed strategy, coached staff, helped internationalise fundraising and wrote the strategy for capital fundraising


The RCO is regarded as one of the top orchestras in the world and makes regular high-profile tours around the globe. In 2013 DDA was engaged to review the operation of the already successful fundraising department and to recommend ways of taking fundraising to the same level as US and UK orchestras. Since 2014 DDA has been engaged on a long-term contract to develop strategy for international fundraising, to create a donor development plan to maximise donor retention and income, to write a Case for Support and to train and mentor staff. Since 2015 the focus has shifted to creation of a strategy for a major international fundraising campaign relating to a new building in Amsterdam.