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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Cause4's Pick of the Month - August 2019

1st August, 2019 | By Cause4 staff

It's a new month and the Cause4 team are excited to introduce another four inspiring individuals that are guiding the way in charity leadership, social entrepreneurship, Trusteeship and Arts Fundraising. Read on to meet our pick of the month for August. 

MissionBox - Online Connectivity in the Charity Sector

29th August, 2017 | By Cause4 staff

2017 saw the launch of a new website, MissionBox, which aims to connect people and organisations working in the charity sector.

The website highlights the adventurous steps that are being made to bring charitable work further into the online world. Given its launch in March this year, I wanted to learn more about MissionBox, online connectivity in the charity sector and what its future may look like.

Is MissionBox helpful?

MissionBox offers the opportunity for those in the charity sector to:

The value of Values

21st August, 2017 | By Cause4 staff

It is not surprising that public trust in charities reached an all-time low in 2016.

A Better Way to Support Victims?

16th August, 2017 | By Cause4 staff

Recently the UK has had to cope with several tragic incidents which have shocked the country to its core - the attack at Manchester Arena, the attack on London Bridge and the Grenfell Tower disaster, to name but three. In the true spirit of generosity, the public response has been fantastic with campaigns such as We Love Manchester and London Fire Relief Fund raising vital funds for those affected.

Capitalise on youth turnout to create social change

31st July, 2017 | By Emily Clarke

Can the changing face of politics shake up charitable involvement?

As in 2016, this year has been no stranger to a political shake-up. With young people having discovered the power of the ballot box and contributing to June’s unexpected General Election result – their participation in the snap election was the highest for 25 years – the face and future of politics is transforming.

Trustee Diversity: it's time for action

27th July, 2017 | By Cause4 staff

 

Finding Clarity in the Cloudy Third Sector

24th July, 2017 | By Cause4 staff

Camilla TetleyAre charities losing their value in a rapidly growing network of social enterprises?

Are you looking after your donors?

21st July, 2017 | By Cause4 staff

In light of the recent email hiccup by Wateraid, which saw the multi-million-pound international development charity accidentally send out an event reminder to almost everyone on its email list, I decided to share my thoughts on charity stewardship, expressing why I think donor cultivation is an absolute must when it comes to increasing your income.

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Exploring the World of Sports Stars’ Charities

17th July, 2017 | By Cause4 staff

The UK’s charity sector is complemented by an increasing number of Foundations established by sports stars. The variety of these Foundations reflects the diversity, success and charitable spirit of today's UK athletes.

Giving through gaming – a cutting edge initiative?

10th July, 2017 | By Cause4 staff

Successful fundraising is key to any charity’s success, yet recently I have found that it is the operational aspects that many struggle with.

Are single-donor museums the solution to private giving of art?

7th July, 2017 | By Cause4 staff

Recent articles from the American publication Inside Philanthropy show a growth in single-donor private museums in the US. Whilst art collection-come-museums are nothing new, it is surprising to read that 80% of all single-donor museums were created in the 21st century.