Highlighted stories

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.

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.  

Innovation in Fundraising – A Cause4 Glance at our Favourite Innovations

19th October, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

Curious

Ambitious

United

Straight-talking

Enterprising

Cause4's Pick the of the Month

17th September, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

Here at Cause4 we love to showcase the Entrepreneurs, Trustees, Business Leaders and Fundraising Fellows who we believe are achieving greatness. Here's are our picks for September.

 

Cause4's Pick of the Month

1st August, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

Check out the latest picks from the Cause4 team, as we showcase the Entrepreneurs, Trustees, Business Leaders and Fundraising Fellows we believe should be celebrated this August.


Charity Leader of the Month

Jemma Shepherd

Trust in Charities 2018: A Charity Commission Report and a Cause4 Response

16th July, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

At the beginning of July 2018, The Charity Commission published a report titled ‘Trust in Charities, 2018’, which given the sector’s recent scandals, namely, Presidents Club and Oxfam, is very timely.

Small Charity, Big Impact Day 2018: Cotswold Friends

22nd June, 2018 | By Maria Thomas

Small Charity week is a chance for us to celebrate those small local charities making a difference to their communities.

Having spent some of my childhood living in a rural Gloucestershire village, I thought it would be a great opportunity to promote one charity that is helping those who feel isolated, lonely and in much need of support in the region: Cotswold Friends.

Small Charity Fundraising: Why Size Really Doesn't Matter

21st June, 2018 | By Annie Jarvis

There are more than 145,000 charities registered with the Charity Commission that have an income under £500,000 each year. The annual income of these charities only accounts for about 10% of the income of the sector as a whole, but the impact that they have is phenomenal and punches well above their financial weight.

The best way to support small charities - #BeATrustee – at least that’s what we think!

18th June, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

At Cause4, we run the Trustee Leadership Programme, encouraging over 500 people a year to become Trustees - and our own team are testament to that. Ahead of the excellent Small Charity Week (June 18-23), here are our team’s stories of being Trustees, and why we think it's important:

 

Grenfell: A Monument to Injustice, A Symbol of Human Solidarity

14th June, 2018 | By Emily Clarke

Remembering the charities that support our emergency services

On the 14th June 2017, London awoke to see a billowing cloud of smoke rising into the morning sky. As the news of the 129-home tower block’s fire swept across the world, the scale of the tragedy slowly emerged: 72 men, women and very young children perished in Grenfell’s burning prison – the deadliest fire in the UK on record.

Small Enterprises Tackling Big Issues

31st May, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

Long gone are the days of technocratic approaches and top down organisations and governments leading the way in international innovation. Now is the time of the new, the small, the grassroots. The exciting, the innovative, the flexible. Now is the time of the start-up.

NCVO 2018 Almanac - A Response

18th May, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has released its 2018 Civil Society Almanac. First published in 1996, the resource gives an overview of the British voluntary sector, including its finances, workforce and volunteering, as well as long term trends in the sector.

Below are the nine key points taken from the 2018 edition: