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Looking Ahead: Cause4’s predictions for the charitable sector in 2019

14th December, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

2018 has been filled with some exciting developments as well as major challenges for the UK charitable sector. As the year comes to a close, the Cause4 team is looking to the future with their predictions for 2019:https://www.helpforce.community

Celebrating Trustees in Honour of Trustees Week

12th November, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

Back in May Cause4 decided to start showcasing our top monthly picks for those people we feel have been showcasing pure excellence as charity leaders, entrepreneurs, Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Fellows, and of course charity Trustees. Since then, we have published seven blogs, highlighting the work of 28 people.

Small Charity Fundraising: Why Size Really Doesn't Matter

21st June, 2018 | By Annie Jarvis

There are more than 145,000 charities registered with the Charity Commission that have an income under £500,000 each year. The annual income of these charities only accounts for about 10% of the income of the sector as a whole, but the impact that they have is phenomenal and punches well above their financial weight.

The best way to support small charities - #BeATrustee – at least that’s what we think!

18th June, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

At Cause4, we run the Trustee Leadership Programme, encouraging over 500 people a year to become Trustees - and our own team are testament to that. Ahead of the excellent Small Charity Week (June 18-23), here are our team’s stories of being Trustees, and why we think it's important:

 

Grenfell: A Monument to Injustice, A Symbol of Human Solidarity

14th June, 2018 | By Emily Clarke

Remembering the charities that support our emergency services

On the 14th June 2017, London awoke to see a billowing cloud of smoke rising into the morning sky. As the news of the 129-home tower block’s fire swept across the world, the scale of the tragedy slowly emerged: 72 men, women and very young children perished in Grenfell’s burning prison – the deadliest fire in the UK on record.

Small Enterprises Tackling Big Issues

31st May, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

Long gone are the days of technocratic approaches and top down organisations and governments leading the way in international innovation. Now is the time of the new, the small, the grassroots. The exciting, the innovative, the flexible. Now is the time of the start-up.

NCVO 2018 Almanac - A Response

18th May, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has released its 2018 Civil Society Almanac. First published in 1996, the resource gives an overview of the British voluntary sector, including its finances, workforce and volunteering, as well as long term trends in the sector.

Below are the nine key points taken from the 2018 edition:

 

Creating shared value: the case for CSR

23rd April, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

by Addison Peers-Johnson

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is getting paid a lot of lip-service. So much lip-service, in fact, that companies are even finding it necessary to specify in their marketing materials that their CSR policy isn’t simply a ‘box-ticking’ exercise.

The 2018 London Marathon

20th April, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

The 38th edition of the London Marathon is fast approaching, and will take place this Sunday, on 22nd April.

It is one of the most spectacular events to take place yearly in the capital, featuring over 40,000 people running 26.2 miles around the city, and backed by cheering crowds (over 750,000) throughout.

UK Giving 2018 - A Reaction

9th April, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

Charities Aid Foundation has now published ‘UK Giving 2018’, the largest study of the UK’s generosity and a crucial report giving vital insights on the latest giving trends.

So, what has the report found?

Survivor’s Guilt: Should Charity Campaigns be Wary of those Affected by the Cause?

6th April, 2018 | By Maria Thomas

Tuesday night’s Celebrity Bake Off for Stand up to Cancer was a tough watch. Not because of the disastrous bakes, but for the charity campaign video in the middle of the episode. This week featured a young boy, who having survived cancer once, unfortunately passed away when it later returned. In between his diagnoses, his mother suffered and survived breast cancer, only to find out it had returned – and was now terminal at the time of recording.

Charity Digital Skills Report 2018 - A Reaction

23rd March, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

In 2017, The Skills Platform and Zoe Amar of Zoe Amar Communications co-wrote The Charity Digital Skills Report, to help understand the digital needs of the charity sector.