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Cause4’s response to: The UK Civil Society Almanac 2019 Report

15th July, 2019 | By Cause4 staff

The UK Civil Society Almanac Reports, released by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), is a crucial source of data that has been providing insights into developments in the voluntary sector since 1996. NCVO has now released its latest annual report, of which the following response will outline key findings including positive growth in terms of grants and investments, whilst public donations and fundraising decline. Diversity in particular has been highlighted as an ongoing issue within the sector throughout the report.  

The Rise of Digital Trustees

17th December, 2018 | By Laura Gabe

Following on from Cause4’s response to the Charity Digital Code of Practice, we wanted to expand the discussion on the need and the role of Digital Trustees in charities today.

Imagination please - Titan philanthropists

10th June, 2011 | By Cause4 staff

Journalist Zoe Williams in the Guardian on Thursday 10 June writes about the vulgarity of the Ark Gala Ball. Tickets are £10,000 each and with the event attended by A-listers such as the newly married Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this is most definitely a ‘spectacle’ of big beast philanthropy.


Cameron and Obama - two minds greater than one...?

10th June, 2011 | By Cause4 staff

Last month, during President Obama’s first official state visit to Britain, it was stated that the USA and United Kingdom will draw upon joint knowledge and expertise in a bid to strengthen global volunteering and community engagement.

Government has failed to make a strong case for giving

8th June, 2011 | By Cause4 staff

Worth taking a look at Ellie Brodie's article on today's Guardian voluntary network sector blog. She suggests that The White Paper on Giving fails to explain why people should give their time and money. We would be interested to hear whether or not you think she is correct?

Cause4 Philanthropy Event Live

7th June, 2011 | By Cause4 staff

2:30 Welcome to the Cause4 Philanthropy Event live from Forsters, in Mayfair. First up we have Thomas Hughes-Hallett (T-H-H), Chair of the Philanthropy Review.

UK giving still has a long way to go

7th June, 2011 | By Cause4 staff

Very interesting piece by Plum Lomax on the Giving White Paper which she has allowed us to repost. Plum works in the consulting and communications teams at New Philanthropy Capital.



The taxing reality of tax

6th June, 2011 | By Cause4 staff

New research, undertaken by financial services leader JP Morgan, has been released focusing on the motivations and barriers affecting philanthropist’s giving habits in the UK. The survey, which was conducted amongst 200 of JP Morgan Private Bank’s ultra high net worth clients, has collated the opinions of 78 respondents worth an estimated collective wealth of £6 billion.

Hughes-Hallett, Dorfman and McGrath revealed as keynote speakers for Cause4 Philanthropy Event

6th June, 2011 | By Cause4 staff

Thomas Hughes-Hallett, Lloyd Dorfman and Harvey McGrath were today revealed as the keynote speakers for Cause4's philanthropy seminar 'My Kind of Philanthropy'.

The Giving Summit

26th May, 2011 | By Cause4 staff

One of the most interesting proposals in the Government’s White Paper on Giving is its plan to channel the energy and creativity of multiple partners across society, including businesses, charities, faith groups, social enterprises, academia, philanthropists and others, by providing funding for game-changing ideas and a Giving Summit in the Autumn of 2011.

Living Legacies – Death by Omission?

26th May, 2011 | By Cause4 staff

Whilst applauding the government’s recognition of legacy giving, expressed through recent measures in the 2011 budget when it was announced that inheritance tax on estates leaving more than 10% to charity would be reduced to 36%, Cause4 is slightly surprised that the recent Government White Paper on Giving omits reference to Living Legacies – one of the hallmarks of US giving.

Sunday Times Rich List reaction 2011

26th May, 2011 | By Cause4 staff

According to the Sunday Times rich list 2011, ‘Britain’s super-rich are making light of the age of austerity, achieving an 18% rise in their collective wealth over the past year.’ The 1,000 multimillionaires quoted in this year’s rich list are reportedly £60.2 billon wealthier than they were in 2010.