Highlighted stories

How can we better support families setting up charities ‘in memoriam’

20th February, 2019 | By Tom Hoyle

For four years a discussion paper has circulated within Cause4 that grapples with how best to serve charities forged in tragedy. We’ve publishing a distilled version of this analysis to shed light on a collection of charities (who are strangers to each other) which we consider rather special for society for their compelling messages but also their extra vulnerability. 

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Green is the New Black: the Rising Tide of Climate-Consciousness

11th January, 2019 | By Emily Clarke

It’s an arresting sight: huge chunks of arctic ice stood melting into the polluted streets of Central London; disintegrating into the chill winter air.

GoodBox is Leading the Way for Cashless Donations to Charities

28th February, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

Towards the end of last year, I was closely monitoring the growth of a new start-up, GoodBox, which is on a mission to pioneer the fundraising sector with contactless donation platforms.

The company is currently offering three products that allow donors to ‘Tap to Give’ – i.e. donate to charities through contactless technology – and is preparing to fully launch later in 2018.

Stopping the illegal ivory trade

21st February, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

A recent news piece that caught my eye was the announcement that Hong Kong has taken a significant step forward in aiding international conservation, by committing to phasing out domestic ivory trade by 2021, and increasing the maximum penalty for wildlife crimes to ten years.

Cause4 Team’s Response to Oxfam Scandal

14th February, 2018 | By Emily Clarke

It’s a scandal fit for our times. After Weinstein, Westminster, and the Presidents Club, the fact that senior aid workers for Oxfam in Haiti and Chad perpetrated abuse against vulnerable women is yet another example of privileged men using their power to exploit those who are dependent on their work.

100 Years Later: A Celebration of Inspiring Women

9th February, 2018 | By Emily Clarke

‘Once they are determined, nothing on earth and nothing in heaven will make women give way; it is impossible’ – Emmeline Pankhurst

One hundred years ago, in a country ravaged by the First World War, a reformation began. On the 6th February 1918, after a campaign spanning 85 years, women over 30 were included on the UK electorate for the first time – beginning a century of increasing gender equality, from the Abortion Law Reform Bill, to The Equal Pay and Sex Discrimination Acts.

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