Highlighted stories

International Week of Happiness

25th September, 2019 | By Annie Jarvis

Annie Jarvis writes for International Week of Happiness

Cause4 responds to #charitysowhite

27th August, 2019 | By Naomi Chapman

Cause4 responds to the trending of #charitysowhite last week, and reflects on diversity in the charity industry.

MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change Competition

3rd November, 2017 | By Cause4 staff

100&Change is a MacArthur Foundation competition for a $100 million grant to fund a single proposal that promises real and measurable progress in solving a critical problem of our time, in any problem area.

From nearly 2,000 applications, four finalists have been selected, and are due to present their solutions at a live event in December 2017.

The four finalists are:

 

The Nightmare Before Christmas – Halloween Fundraising Ideas!

30th October, 2017 | By Cause4 staff

Here at Cause4, we love hearing about all the weird, wacky and wonderful fundraising ideas people come up with. As Halloween creeps around the corner, here are some of our favourites to give you some inspiration!

Pumpkins Galore

It comes as no surprise that many people embrace the humble gourd and take it to new fundraising heights at Halloween. Here are some ideas:

Should We Discourage State School Fundraising or Accept it as a Necessity?

12th October, 2017 | By Cause4 staff

State school fundraising, necessary, optional, or actively discouraged?

Foreign Aid Spending

3rd October, 2017 | By Cause4 staff

The UK has continued its commitment to spend 0.7% of Gross National Income on overseas development aid each year,[1] (The UN’s target for all developed countries in place since 1970), believing that this helps to build a ‘safer, healthier, more prosperous world for people in developing countries and in the UK’.[2]

The UK first managed to achieve this figure in 2013, before making it into law in 2015, and it has been a hotly-debated topic ever since.

Environmental Charities and Non-Profits: What Can They Achieve?

18th September, 2017 | By Cause4 staff

President Trump’s decision to bring America out of the Paris Climate Agreement sent shockwaves throughout the world.[1] The decision compounds the growing environmental concerns that worry many global citizens and governments who are concerned by the levels of environmental destruction and climate change. On a daily basis, 134m metric tons of greenhouse gases are emitted and 123,000 acres of forest are lost.[2]

Deeds AND Words: telling stories to promote women's charities

4th September, 2017 | By Emily Clarke

On a chilly day in January 2017, millions of people took to the streets across the world in an international day of solidarity for the protection of women’s rights.

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.