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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 January, 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.

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.

Getting Ready for Earth Hour

21st March, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

On 24th March 2018 at 8.30pm, the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) will be launching the #EarthHourUK campaign.

Earth Hour is a global movement that brings people together to call for greater action on climate change – with millions turning their lights out for 60 minutes, and millions of others taking part in different ways.

Stephen Hawking - Cosmology's Brightest Star

14th March, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

Today started with a saddened tone, with newspapers declaring the passing of science’s, cosmology’s, and the universe’s brightest star, Stephen Hawking.

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.