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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.

Innovation in Fundraising – A Cause4 Glance at our Favourite Innovations

19th October, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

Curious

Ambitious

United

Straight-talking

Enterprising

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.

Stewardship

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.