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Pick of the Month - February 2021

2nd February, 2021 | By Edward Drew

As we refocus and rebuild from 2020, we spoke to four people who are shaping the sector. From a Charity Leader who is connecting asylum seekers and English language volunteers, to a Trustee leading a student union through Covid-19.  

Incorporating youth governance: not a ‘one size fits all’ approach

13th January, 2022 | By Rebecca Ward

As young Trusteeship grows in popularity by young people and charities alike, what structure of youth governance would work best for your organisation?

Incorporating youth governance: not a ‘one size fits all’ approach

13th January, 2022 | By Rebecca Ward

As young Trusteeship grows in popularity by young people and charities alike, what structure of youth governance would work best for your organisation?

What can we learn from the Kids Company judgement?

10th January, 2022 | By Naomi Chapman

What should Trustees takeaway from the £10million, multi-year case against the Kids Company Trustees?

Pick of the Month - January 2022

6th January, 2022 | By Faye Edwards

Happy New Year! We are kicking off the New Year with a round-up of the charity sector for 2022’s first Pick of the Month. This month, we feature a Trustee reflecting on past roles as he seeks his next position, a Chief Executive educating the public in the history of Combe Down, and a Social Entrepreneur with a mission to “change the world”.

Pick of the Month - December 2021

3rd December, 2021 | By Faye Edwards

December is here and with it, we bring you 2021’s last Pick of the Month! This month, we feature Social Entrepreneurs using street food to promote an open conversation around mental health, a Development Director at a ground-breaking performing arts venue, a Charity Leader of a community hub and support centre for local residents and a Trustee of TREM Place of Our Sanctuary.

Giving Tuesday Campaign Round-Up

30th November, 2021 | By Naomi Chapman

The Cause4 team choose their favourite campaigns to mark Giving Tuesday 2021.

Pick of the Month - November 2021

2nd November, 2021 | By Naomi Chapman

As we near the end of another year of uncertainty, this monthly pick features a Trustee of a Young People’s charity, an ingenious social enterprise with a “library of things” and the Chief Executive of Trees for Cities working on not only a national, but international scale.

The End of the Road - What you need to know about shutting down a charity

20th October, 2021 | By Erin Hughes

When you decide to become a charity Trustee, it's unlikely you're thinking about the possibility of closing your charity - unfortunately, however, it isn't uncommon. Here, we guide you through your legal responsibilities if you have to close down a charity, and how to manage the process effectively.

Constructive criticism: what the charity sector can learn from the Fundraising Regulator Complaints Report

13th October, 2021 | By Erin Hughes

The Fundraising Regulator recently published its Complaints Report, which shares insights into the broad trends of fundraising complaints in the UK from April 2020 to March 2021. The aim of the report is to identify areas of fundraising practice which may require improvement or expertise, to help the charity sector to continue fundraising ethically and effectively.

Pick of the Month - October 2021

11th October, 2021 | By Erin Hughes

As the nights draw in and the pumpkin spice calls, this month we meet a Trustee campaigning for better rights for Disabled people, a social entrepreneur fighting throw-away culture with luxury sustainable fashion, and a charity leader helping refugees to make new lives as part of their community.

Gift Aid: just a box ticking exercise?

7th October, 2021 | By Erin Hughes

The 7th October 2021 is Charity Gift Aid Awareness Day, a campaign that aims to reduce unclaimed and mis-claimed Gift Aid across the sector. To mark this day, we've put together a run down of what Gift Aid is, and how to make the most of it legally.

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