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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.

Young Trustees – Are We Really Doing Enough?

25th March, 2019 | By Cause4 staff

This month, Tate announced the appointment of 28-year-old Anna Lowe as the new Youth Engagement Trustee and the youngest serving Trustee of a national UK museum or gallery.

Build back trust in charities? Presidents Club antics can be no more

29th January, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

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In an era of #MeToo, #TimesUp and a second anniversary Women’s March taking place only this weekend, it seems rather unbelievable that a ‘Men Only’ charity gala took place in 2018, exactly 100 years after some women won suffrage.

Provocation Paper, More than Grants – A reaction

24th January, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

Dan Corry, CEO of New Philanthropy Capital, and Paul Streets, CEO of Lloyds Bank Foundation, have published More Than Grants, a ‘provocation paper’ arguing that grant makers should think beyond the money and provide further resources in order to support the charitable sector in the UK.

The importance of charity in different religions

19th January, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

Living in the UK as one of the world’s most charitable countries I have often wondered what makes people give. Our culture is not so different from other European neighbours, yet our charitable giving is higher.

A quick guide to becoming a Trustee

11th January, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

Have a look at our guide on becoming a Trustee! If you are interested in our Trustee Leadership Programme, currently delivered in London, the Midlands, Manchester, Bristol and Glasgow please do get in touch. Bespoke programmes for charities and companies can also be discussed!

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No Place Like Home: how to help those who have fled theirs

19th December, 2017 | By Emily Clarke

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‘When there is nowhere to go, nowhere is home’ – Human Flow

How Becoming A Charity Trustee Can Boost Your Career

15th December, 2017 | By Michelle Wright

One in four of the UK’s smaller charities – and one in five larger charities – are struggling to survive. They need the experience and support of capable, well-connected people who can help guide the work they do and the strategies they adopt.

Bah Humbug! Why helping the homeless is for life, not just for Christmas

6th December, 2017 | By Emily Clarke

With a chill in the air, and frost biting at our toes, the festive season is fast approaching – and alongside it, woolly jumpers, warm mulled wine, and increased charitable giving.

Cause4's Thoughts on Giving Tuesday

28th November, 2017 | By Cause4 staff

As always, in the build up to Christmas there is a frenzy of activity. Christmas adverts and Black Friday are doing their best to make sure that our spirit of giving/purchasing is as strong as ever – but charity campaigns are also joining these efforts. We’ve just had BBC Children in Need, the Poppy Appeal and we’re edging towards the end of Movember; but don’t forget the annual event of Giving Tuesday taking place today!

International aid cash transfers – an effective tool for independence, or a waste of British taxpayer’s money?

17th November, 2017

Entwined with the history of imperialism is how richer countries give money to poorer countries – something they have been doing in various ways since the 19th century. People usually think of international giving as programmes, or aid goods packages, however a growing trend is appearing to complement or replace these interventions – cash transfers.

International aid cash transfers – an effective tool for independence, or a waste of British taxpayers' money?

17th November, 2017 | By Cause4 staff

Entwined with the history of imperialism is how richer countries give money to poorer countries – something they have been doing in various ways since the 19th century.[1] People usually think of international giving as programmes or aid goods packages, however a growing trend is appearing to complement or replace these interventions – cash transfers.