Highlighted stories

The 2019 Charity Digital Skills Report highlights urgent need to develop tech-savvy Boards

20th June, 2019 | By Poppy Facer

For three years now, the Skills Platform, in partnership with Zoe Amar Digital has released a national report to assess digital competence across the charity sector. This year's survey received 540 responses from charities with income ranging from below £10,000 to above £10million and disappointingly, several key points measured demonstrated very limited progress or a decline in overall digital skills and preparedness.

The Value of Volunteers – In Response to Art Fund’s News

28th January, 2019 | By Laura Gabe

With the news that Art Fund is disbanding its volunteer programme, many have questioned the value of volunteer programmes. However, at Cause4 we see the real value in volunteer support, for individuals and companies and we’re scratching our heads as to why the Art Fund would make such a move.

Cause4's Pick of the Month

1st August, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

Check out the latest picks from the Cause4 team, as we showcase the Entrepreneurs, Trustees, Business Leaders and Fundraising Fellows we believe should be celebrated this August.


Charity Leader of the Month

Jemma Shepherd

Trust in Charities 2018: A Charity Commission Report and a Cause4 Response

16th July, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

At the beginning of July 2018, The Charity Commission published a report titled ‘Trust in Charities, 2018’, which given the sector’s recent scandals, namely, Presidents Club and Oxfam, is very timely.

Small Charity, Big Impact Day 2018: Cotswold Friends

22nd June, 2018 | By Maria Thomas

Small Charity week is a chance for us to celebrate those small local charities making a difference to their communities.

Having spent some of my childhood living in a rural Gloucestershire village, I thought it would be a great opportunity to promote one charity that is helping those who feel isolated, lonely and in much need of support in the region: Cotswold Friends.

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.