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Pick of the Month - May 2021

4th May, 2021 | By Edward Drew

May the Fourth be with you! This month, we spoke with a Fellow putting the voice of young people front and centre in her work, and two Charity Leaders empowering LGBTQ+ people in Devon and beyond. 

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.

Supporting Organisational Resilience in the Aftermath of Covid-19

29th July, 2021 | By Naomi Chapman

In 2010, outgoing Arts Council England Executive Director Mark Robinson wrote a key paper entitled “Making Adaptive Resilience Real”, considering the features of a resilient arts organisation and how these could be fostered through organisational and sector leadership. More than 10 years later – and following a significant disruption to the sector due to Covid-19 – how can leaders ensure these features are in place?

Food for the soul - the case for social prescribing in Covid recovery and beyond

21st July, 2021 | By Erin Hughes

Vaccination programmes to immunise. Curriculum catch-ups for exams. Eat out schemes for the economy. Can charities offer the recovery plan for our souls?

Learning from the NFL: Athlete Led Fundraising in the Premier League

9th July, 2021

The NFL has done admirable work in promoting and supporting its players' social initiatives. Now it's time for the Premier League to do the same.

Pick of the Month - July 2021

1st July, 2021 | By Edward Drew

This month, we spoke with a Charity Leader advocating for the power that girls have as community leaders, and a Fellow who’s harnessing her knowledge to help drive fundraising at the country’s largest arts centre. Who will inspire you?

 A changing landscape? How the heritage sector adapted in 2020

10th June, 2021 | By Erin Hughes

To celebrate Heritage Compass applications being open again, we take a look at a few heritage organisations that have used the challenging year of lockdown as an opportunity to re-invent themselves, or re-think their offering.

Pick of the Month - June 2021

4th June, 2021 | By Edward Drew

And just like that, we’re halfway through this year’s Picks of the Months! This month, we spoke with a Charity Leader who is an influential voice in helping the long-term unemployed, and a Trustee who became a Chair during the pandemic.  

National Volunteers’ Week: Engaging Volunteers in Fundraising

1st June, 2021 | By Naomi Chapman

For National Volunteers' Week, the Cause4 team considers how best to engage volunteers in fundraising.

Pick of the Month - May 2021

4th May, 2021 | By Edward Drew

May the Fourth be with you! This month, we spoke with a Fellow putting the voice of young people front and centre in her work, and two Charity Leaders empowering LGBTQ+ people in Devon and beyond. 

What daffodils taught me about fundraising

19th April, 2021 | By Edward Drew

Of all the things daffodils could possibly teach someone, you’d think fundraising is pretty unlikely. But on a cold February evening in 2019, four strangers and I at the Charity Fast-Track bootcamp in London were given a £1 coin and challenged to turn it into something much, much more.  

The Long Road to Fundraising Apprenticeships

15th April, 2021 | By Michelle Wright

Employers in arts, culture and heritage face hard choices about what to invest in and how to effectively plan for the long term, writes Michelle Wright.

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