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Looking Ahead: Cause4’s predictions for the charitable sector in 2019

14th December, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

2018 has been filled with some exciting developments as well as major challenges for the UK charitable sector. As the year comes to a close, the Cause4 team is looking to the future with their predictions for 2019.

Young Trustees – Are We Really Doing Enough?

25th January, 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.

Update: Cause4 in Top Ten of the Future 100

18th November, 2011 | By Cause4 staff

Following the good news on Wednesday that Cause4 Director and co-founder Michelle Wright had won a Future 100 Award for innovative social enterprise, Cause4 has even better news today –

Daily Update: Are Fundraising Costs Vital to Charities?

17th November, 2011 | By Cause4 staff

Whilst socialising with friends from the private sector, the conversation drifts to work and someone decides to create a stir. They express uncertainty about charities, declaring they cannot be trusted because such a large proportion of donations are spent on fundraising costs. This is a scenario which I am sure the majority of workers in the third sector have faced at some point in time and I would not judge anyone too harshly for feeling the need to fight their corner by simply proclaiming that these costs are very low in their organisation.

Daily Update: The Watts Symposium - A follow-up

16th November, 2011 | By Cause4 staff

The Future 100

16th November, 2011 | By Cause4 staff

Tomorrow is Social Enterprise Day, part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, which is taking place across 115 countries .

Daily Update: The Watts Symposium

14th November, 2011 | By Cause4 staff

A Popularity Contest?

11th November, 2011 | By Cause4 staff

Penned by our guest blogger and former Cause4 intern Jo Gandon. This year’s Poppy Appeal has not appealed to all.

Daily Update: A tribute to the young who wish to do good for society....

11th November, 2011 | By Cause4 staff

This week the capital was struck by yet another student led protest which seeks to put right the huge social injustice that many young people believe have been imposed on due to the failings of the capital markets.

Daily Update: Unlocking the Future?

10th November, 2011 | By Cause4 staff

Last night, the London Evening Standard presented its top 1,000 most influential Londoners.

Daily Update: What Defines a Social Business?

9th November, 2011 | By Cause4 staff

Penned by our intern Frey. Whilst browsing through the social enterprise column on my TweetDeck I often find it cluttered with links to businesses involved in social networking, social media or social software. You may think this is simply down to my search criteria being too broad but unfortunately this is not the case. The massive technology multinational IBM, for instance, defines itself as a social business whilst Oracle and Salesforce.com call themselves social enterprises.

Daily Update: Power to the People's Budget?

8th November, 2011 | By Cause4 staff

Penned by our intern Ronan. Amid the clamour of complaint about Government spending cuts, one new campaign stands out as both bold and pragmatic – a rare combination in political debate. The People’s Budget calls for Participatory Budgeting in UK local government.