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Green is the New Black: the Rising Tide of Climate-Consciousness

11th January, 2019 | By Emily Clarke

It’s an arresting sight: huge chunks of arctic ice stood melting into the polluted streets of Central London; disintegrating into the chill winter air.

The 2019 Charity Digital Skills Report highlights urgent need to develop tech-savvy Boards

20th June, 2019 | By Poppy Facer

For three years now, the Skills Platform, in partnership with Zoe Amar Digital has released a national report to assess digital competence across the charity sector. This year's survey received 540 responses from charities with income ranging from below £10,000 to above £10million and disappointingly, several key points measured demonstrated very limited progress or a decline in overall digital skills and preparedness.

TextSanta set to spread some Christmas cheer...

9th December, 2011 | By Cause4 staff

Sunday 11th December will see the official launch of TextSanta, a new charity show developed by ITV. Heavily endorsed by celebrities, TextSanta encourages viewers to donate charitably via SMS.

Daily Update: The Impact 30

8th December, 2011 | By Cause4 staff

By Edward Saunders.
Cause4 has been interested to see Forbes, the world's leading analyst of wealth and power, compile a list of what it calls the ‘Impact 30’. This list of the world's top 30 social entrepreneurs makes a refreshing change from the usual pages of big corporate names, and shows the private sector is sitting up and taking notice of the great work being done out there by social enterprises.

The uprising of surprising

6th December, 2011 | By Cause4 staff

Penned by Jo Gandon. Flashmobs, Pop-ups and other kinds of ‘planned spontaneity’ are all the rage at the moment, but what will all of this mean for charitable organisations?

Start Ups Awards success for Cause4

2nd December, 2011 | By Cause4 staff

Cause4 enjoyed a double success at this afternoon’s Start Ups Awards in Kensington – Cause4 was a finalist in the hotly-contested Social Enterprise of the Year category, and our Director Michelle Wright won Female Entrepreneur of the Year.

Daily Update: Social Value - An Opportunity Missed?

2nd December, 2011 | By Cause4 staff

Following Nick’s discussion of social impact analysis, it’s worth looking at the provisions for social impact commissioning in the Public Services (Social Value) Bill which has just been passed by MPs.

Social Impact Analysis

1st December, 2011 | By Cause4 staff

I have long been sceptical about PR companies that attribute a precise monetised sum to the value of PR achieved for their clients - for instance through coverage on television, radio, in print and through other media.

Daily Update - A shift in the making?

29th November, 2011 | By Cause4 staff

Daily Update: A Different Planet?

25th November, 2011 | By Cause4 staff

Penned by our intern Frey.When it comes to offering reciprocal benefits shared between charities and their supporters, the environmental charity Healthy Planet has stolen a

Daily Update: A Smooth Transition?

24th November, 2011 | By Cause4 staff

In July 2010, Chris White MP tabled a Private Members' Bill that calls for all public sector commissioning to factor in social value.

Daily Update: Creativity at its Best?

22nd November, 2011 | By Cause4 staff

Whilst indulging another of my passions, namely watching Arsenal Football Club, it was interesting to see Arsenal’s opponents on Saturday, Norw