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The Value of Volunteers – In Response to Art Fund’s News

28th January, 2019 | By Laura Gabe

With the news that Art Fund is disbanding its volunteer programme, many have questioned the value of volunteer programmes. However, at Cause4 we see the real value in volunteer support, for individuals and companies and we’re scratching our heads as to why the Art Fund would make such a move.

Celebrating Trustees in Honour of Trustees Week

12th November, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

To mark Trustees Week – a fantastic annual event showcasing the great work that Trustees do – we thought it would be a good opportunity to bring back to the limelight all of those Trustees we have celebrated over the last year.

Funding The Garden Bridge: public good or crossing into murky waters?

27th October, 2016 | By Cause4 staff

Camilla TetleyThe Garden Bridge project has promised Londoners the luxury of a beautiful green space, filled with luscious trees and plants stretching 367 meters across the Thames.1 The bridge is currently estimated to cost £185m, and many questions surround its funding (via The Garden Brid

Challenging a Culture: Mental Illness in Males Campaigns for Change

24th October, 2016 | By Cause4 staff

This month on 10th October marked the 25th World Mental Health Day; a day dedicated to the education, awareness and activism against the social stigma associated with mental health issues.

Lunchbox - using tiny taps to feed the world

23rd September, 2016 | By Cause4 staff

This article is authored by James Wood at Lunchbox.

We arlunchboxe a society that loves giving to charity. In the UK, 80% of us donate on a regular basis, giving over £12 billion to charities each year. However, as technologies adapt and evolve, charities could be doing so much more to make donating a simple, effortless act.

Tangible Benefits: What is the true value of heritage?

11th August, 2016 | By Cause4 staff

Georgina WadhamThe story of England is written in its stones, bricks and landscapes.

From period novels, dramas and films to descriptions like the above (from English Heritage) Britain’s long and turbulent history is something that has long captured the imaginations of both natives and tourists.

From Corporate Social Responsibility to Responsible, Purposeful Business

5th August, 2016 | By Cause4 staff

Certified B Corporations must meet rigorous standards of social and environmental responsibility. Cause4 and the ninety-six other UK businesses that have achieved B Corporation status must consider the impact of their decisions. This requires looking beyond shareholders to their stakeholders, including workers, suppliers, consumers and also the community and the environment.

Should Charities Commit to Crowdfunding?

3rd August, 2016 | By Cause4 staff

A recent report by Nesta seeks to understand the opportunities and challenges in crowdfunding for good causes. The research surveyed more than 450 charities, community groups and social entrepreneurs on their perceptions, awareness and usage of crowdfunding.1

When the whole is greater than the sum of the parts

27th July, 2016 | By Cause4 staff

This article is authored by Alex Day, Director of The Big Give.

More people are likely to donate to charity and give more money if they know their donation will be match-funded, a new report has found. In this blog post, Alex Day delves deeper into research the Big Give recently commissioned about the power of match-funding.

Public Trust in Fundraising Methods Falls: What Can Charities Do?

15th July, 2016 | By Cause4 staff

The recent Charity Commission Report into public trust and confidence in charities has shown that the overall level of trust and confidence that the public has in charities has fallen to the lowest level since the report began in 2005, a decrease from 6.7 to 5.7 out of 10.

Break it Down: How Charities Approach the Insurmountable

1st July, 2016 | By Cause4 staff

The Cause4 office is often a forum for lively debate: from football results to politics, we can always find some topical issue to challenge each other on. However, as our recent Brexit blog showed, the team is unanimous on the unequivocally negative effects of Brexit on the UK charity sector.

Charities Aid Foundation UK Giving 2015 Report

30th June, 2016 | By Cause4 staff

The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has recently published its latest 2015 UK Giving Report, which acts as a great temperature-check for charitable giving in the UK. As always, there are some essential facts and figures for everyone to factor into their fundraising strategies. The ones that caught my eye as an arts and cultural charity specialist were as follows: