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Charity Interns: A New Way of Bringing Talent to the Sector?

23rd February, 2024 | By Thomas Williams

Charity Interns, supported by NCVO, is looking to give professionals from outside the sector a helping hand at the start of their charity careers. Given the ongoing recruitment troubles that the charity sector is facing, this is welcome news. This blog takes a look at the programme and asks, ‘what can Charity Interns offer to the sector and teach us about combatting recruitment issues?’.

Pick of the Month – July 2024

2nd July, 2024 | By Lucy Pratt

This month we spotlight three changemakers: Leanne Pero, a breast cancer survivor who fights for Black and POC cancer patients through her foundation; Tom Allanson, who uses his social research expertise to advocate for equality with The Equality Trust; and Johannes Petersen, who founded Àban, a social enterprise providing free outdoor education for young people. Read their inspiring stories and learn more about their causes in July's Pick of the Month!

 A changing landscape? How the heritage sector adapted in 2020

10th June, 2021 | By Erin Hughes

To celebrate Heritage Compass applications being open again, we take a look at a few heritage organisations that have used the challenging year of lockdown as an opportunity to re-invent themselves, or re-think their offering.

Pick of the Month - June 2021

4th June, 2021 | By Edward Drew

And just like that, we’re halfway through this year’s Picks of the Months! This month, we spoke with a Charity Leader who is an influential voice in helping the long-term unemployed, and a Trustee who became a Chair during the pandemic.  

National Volunteers’ Week: Engaging Volunteers in Fundraising

1st June, 2021 | By Naomi Chapman

For National Volunteers' Week, the Cause4 team considers how best to engage volunteers in fundraising.

Pick of the Month - May 2021

4th May, 2021 | By Edward Drew

May the Fourth be with you! This month, we spoke with a Fellow putting the voice of young people front and centre in her work, and two Charity Leaders empowering LGBTQ+ people in Devon and beyond. 

What daffodils taught me about fundraising

19th April, 2021 | By Edward Drew

Of all the things daffodils could possibly teach someone, you’d think fundraising is pretty unlikely. But on a cold February evening in 2019, four strangers and I at the Charity Fast-Track bootcamp in London were given a £1 coin and challenged to turn it into something much, much more.  

The Long Road to Fundraising Apprenticeships

15th April, 2021 | By Michelle Wright

Employers in arts, culture and heritage face hard choices about what to invest in and how to effectively plan for the long term, writes Michelle Wright.

Pick of the Month - April 2021

13th April, 2021 | By Naomi Chapman

April brings with it longer days, lockdown easing… and Pick of the Month! This month we spoke with a Social Entrepreneur campaigning to stop plastic pollution at the source, a leader of a LGBTQ+ theatre, and a Trustee on the Board of a homeless charity in Essex.

Planning for the end of a Trusteeship

12th April, 2021 | By Naomi Chapman

How can Trustees plan for leaving governance roles in a way that supports individuals and the charity which they support?

A year like no other in arts fundraising

8th March, 2021 | By Sarah Teale

Lessons from a dozen arts fundraisers across the UK, supporting artists and communities during Covid-19.

Pick of the Month - March 2021

3rd March, 2021 | By Edward Drew

This month we spoke with a Social Entrepreneur using fresh surplus bread to brew beer and ales, and a Charity Leader who founded the first news website for Filipinos in the UK.

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