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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?

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.

Michelle Wright comments for Working Wise

11th December, 2020 | By Naomi Chapman

Michelle comments for Working Wise on how to engage older volunteers. Engaging in voluntary work can be of enormous benefit to over-50s looking to change jobs or careers, especially when faced with so much competition in the jobs market right now.

Five things we’ve learnt from lockdown

3rd December, 2020 | By Michelle Wright

National and international research has examined the pandemic’s impact on fundraising, marketing and audience development strategies, but what do the findings mean for the arts, culture and heritage in 2021? Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy looks to the challenges that now lie ahead. 

Pick of the Month - December 2020

1st December, 2020 | By Naomi Chapman

After a year like no other, December is here and with it 2020’s last Pick of the Month. This month, we feature the Chair of a publishing charity, a social enterprise using coffee to transform lives, and the new Chief Executive of Child.org.

The Elephant in the Room: Should Trustees Give?

1st December, 2020 | By Naomi Chapman

Today is Giving Tuesday, an annual day of philanthropy designed to counter the individual consumption of Black Friday with generosity to charities a few days later. This year, we wanted to use this day to consider the debate around whether Trustees should give to the charities that they govern.

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Michelle Wright writes for East Life

16th November, 2020 | By Michelle Wright

Many of East Anglia’s charities have been hit hard. However, despite the challenges, there have been local charities using their ingenuity and resourcefulness to find ways to raise money and to reach out to their communities. What's to become of our charities?

In Conversation with Jackie Driver: Chair at SignHealth

6th November, 2020 | By Edward Drew

For Trustees Week this year, Cause4 speaks with Jackie Driver, the Chair at SignHealth, about diversity, accessibility and inclusion on Trustee Boards. 

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What is safeguarding, and why is it important for Trustees?

4th November, 2020 | By Erin Hughes

Safeguarding is an important part of the role of every Trustee. But what is it, who needs to be safeguarded, and how can Trustees ensure that they are fulfilling this role properly?

An Interview with Keiran O’Neill, young Trustee

3rd November, 2020 | By Naomi Chapman

For Trustees Week, Cause4 interview Keiran O'Neill, a 22 year old Trustee on the board of the National Theatre of Scotland.

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Pick of the Month - November 2020

2nd November, 2020 | By Edward Drew

As we near the end of what’s been a turbulent year, our pick of the month features some inspiring examples of charitable and social action, including a social enterprise selling ethically-made clothing in East London, and a Charity Leader provoking action on race equity and representation in the sector.  

Michelle Wright writes for CEO Today Magazine

2nd November, 2020 | By Michelle Wright

After 11 years of running her own business, Michelle Wright considers her top tips for those moving from employee to entrepreneur.

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