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Young Trustees – Are We Really Doing Enough?

25th March, 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.

The Charity Digital Code of Practice – Helping charities join the Fourth Industrial Revolution

30th November, 2018 | By Emily Clarke

Cause4 has launched the first Digital Code of Practice for charities – a brand new resource designed to help charities use digital to increase impact, develop skills and improve sustainability.

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.

Is the charity sector scaring off good candidates?

6th July, 2017 | By Cause4 staff

This article is authored by Jean Merrylees, a freelance content writer and editor.

The solution to a good job advert lies in keeping things simple. It needs to be easy for those talented, motivated people to apply without redirection and without asking them to reproduce information already available in their CV or their LinkedIn profile. So here’s some advice on what you can do to make sure you’re holding onto the good ones from the very beginning...

CV/cover letter, form or on-line application?

Has storytelling come of age in Arts Fundraising?

12th June, 2017 | By Cause4 staff

The Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy programme has worked over the last four years to transform fundraising by developing innovative and efficient solutions for cultural fundraisers’ needs. Underpinning our work has been a commitment to providing quality affordable professional development and training to help support individuals and organisations develop their capacity to generate more income.

Party manifestos ignore the potential of the charity sector

7th June, 2017 | By Cause4 staff

As the snap 8 June 2017 election draws near, and with Brexit front of mind, the recently published main party manifestos are perhaps not surprisingly light on content about the potential for the charity sector to offer solutions, despite the importance of charities to the economy and job creation.

Commitment to the aid budget

Is your Board on board?

16th February, 2017 | By Cause4 staff

One thing that hasAnnie Jarvis grabbed my attention since I started working in the charity sector four years ago is the lack of understanding at Board level about the importance of fundraising. Yes, there are thousands of charities out there whose success is admired across the world, but there are also organisations whose own Trustees don’t seem to grasp the importance of fundraising in keeping a charity alive.

Making Funds Count for Digital Success

7th February, 2017 | By Cause4 staff

The Transform Foundation has just announced its 2017 Charity Website Grants Programme, giving £18,000 to charities to redevelop their websites.

The Cause4 Forecast for 2017

16th January, 2017 | By Cause4 staff

Last June, the Cause4 team pooled out collective ideas and perspectives in our post 'The Reality of Brexit for the Charitable Sector' and did our best to offer calm, collected views about what the referendum result meant for the future of charitable giving in the UK, and for the charitable sector itself. Now, six months and a whirlwind of political events later, we share our thoughts about what 2017 has in store.

The #iwill Fund: will it or won't it?

12th January, 2017 | By Cause4 staff

The £50m #iwill Fund was recently set up by Step Up to Serve and was made available in November 2016, with the aim to get 60% of 10-20 year olds involved in social action by 2020. This Seed Fund gives grants to create activities that will “transform the culture of community engagement”.1 Originally, £40m was provided by the Government and Big Lottery Fund, which was then topped up by £10m of match funding.