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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 Value of Well-Judged Reserves

11th November, 2019 | By Naomi Chapman

Recent articles published by Sky News and the Times cast a negative light on the UK’s military charities, claiming that the largest in the sector were hoarding money whilst failing to support vulnerable veterans.

Pick of the Month - January 2020

3rd January, 2020 | By Naomi Chapman

Happy New Year! For some ultimate ‘new year, new you’ inspiration, check out our round up of the charity sector for January. This month we have sector leaders using hip-hop to combat loneliness, writing to build confidence, and business skills to support governance.

 

Social Entrepreneur of the Month – Charlie Blair, the Blair Academy

Fundraising in Times of Crisis

10th December, 2019 | By Frances Campbell

In 2018 fire ravaged the Macintosh building at the Glasgow School of Art (GSA), causing extensive damage to the historically important building that was under renovation following a smaller but equally devastating fire in 2014.

Cause4's December Pick of the Month

2nd December, 2019 | By Naomi Chapman

Somehow, we’ve reached our final Pick of the Month for 2019. Where has the year gone? 

We’ve saved some phenomenal work across the charity sector for our final Pick of the Month of the year, so heat up some mulled wine and scroll on… 

 

Social Entrepreneur of the Month: Alex Stephany – Beam

 

David Johnson writes for Ticketsolve

15th November, 2019 | By Naomi Chapman

Head of Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy's Programme at Cause4 David Johnson explains how to think about fundraising for your arts organisations and the best tools to reach your goals. 

The Value of Well-Judged Reserves

11th November, 2019 | By Naomi Chapman

Recent articles published by Sky News and the Times cast a negative light on the UK’s military charities, claiming that the largest in the sector were hoarding money whilst failing to support vulnerable veterans.

November Pick of the Month

1st November, 2019 | By Naomi Chapman

Remember, remember, it’s Pick of the Month for November! We’re so excited about this month’s round up of changemakers in the charity sector. The work that these leaders are doing is making a huge difference in many areas: from the arts, to refugees, to homelessness. 

 

Arts Fundraising Fellow of the Month - Hannah Vallis

Major overhaul needed in Charity Audits

8th October, 2019 | By Naomi Chapman

Cause4 analyses two worrying trends in Charity Account auditing

October Pick of the Month

7th October, 2019 | By Naomi Chapman

Cause4 highlights exciting sector leaders for October

International Week of Happiness

25th September, 2019 | By Annie Jarvis

Annie Jarvis writes for International Week of Happiness

Common Goal - The 1% are giving 1%.

24th September, 2019 | By Nye Greenfield

Common Goal - an initiative which redistributes footballers' wages to enhance social development. How does it work? Who supports it? Is it having a real impact?