Highlighted stories

The Value of Volunteers – In Response to Art Fund’s News

28th January, 2019 | By Laura Gabe

With the news that Art Fund is disbanding its volunteer programme, many have questioned the value of volunteer programmes. However, at Cause4 we see the real value in volunteer support, for individuals and companies and we’re scratching our heads as to why the Art Fund would make such a move.

Celebrating Trustees in Honour of Trustees Week

12th November, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

To mark Trustees Week – a fantastic annual event showcasing the great work that Trustees do – we thought it would be a good opportunity to bring back to the limelight all of those Trustees we have celebrated over the last year.

Provocation Paper, More than Grants – A reaction

24th January, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

Dan Corry, CEO of New Philanthropy Capital, and Paul Streets, CEO of Lloyds Bank Foundation, have published More Than Grants, a ‘provocation paper’ arguing that grant makers should think beyond the money and provide further resources in order to support the charitable sector in the UK.

The importance of charity in different religions

19th January, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

Living in the UK as one of the world’s most charitable countries I have often wondered what makes people give. Our culture is not so different from other European neighbours, yet our charitable giving is higher.

A quick guide to becoming a Trustee

11th January, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

Have a look at our guide on becoming a Trustee! If you are interested in our Trustee Leadership Programme, currently delivered in London, the Midlands, Manchester, Bristol and Glasgow please do get in touch. Bespoke programmes for charities and companies can also be discussed!

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No Place Like Home: how to help those who have fled theirs

19th December, 2017 | By Emily Clarke

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‘When there is nowhere to go, nowhere is home’ – Human Flow

How Becoming A Charity Trustee Can Boost Your Career

15th December, 2017 | By Michelle Wright

One in four of the UK’s smaller charities – and one in five larger charities – are struggling to survive. They need the experience and support of capable, well-connected people who can help guide the work they do and the strategies they adopt.

Bah Humbug! Why helping the homeless is for life, not just for Christmas

6th December, 2017 | By Emily Clarke

With a chill in the air, and frost biting at our toes, the festive season is fast approaching – and alongside it, woolly jumpers, warm mulled wine, and increased charitable giving.

Cause4's Thoughts on Giving Tuesday

28th November, 2017 | By Cause4 staff

As always, in the build up to Christmas there is a frenzy of activity. Christmas adverts and Black Friday are doing their best to make sure that our spirit of giving/purchasing is as strong as ever – but charity campaigns are also joining these efforts. We’ve just had BBC Children in Need, the Poppy Appeal and we’re edging towards the end of Movember; but don’t forget the annual event of Giving Tuesday taking place today!

International aid cash transfers – an effective tool for independence, or a waste of British taxpayer’s money?

17th November, 2017

Entwined with the history of imperialism is how richer countries give money to poorer countries – something they have been doing in various ways since the 19th century. People usually think of international giving as programmes, or aid goods packages, however a growing trend is appearing to complement or replace these interventions – cash transfers.

International aid cash transfers – an effective tool for independence, or a waste of British taxpayers' money?

17th November, 2017 | By Cause4 staff

Entwined with the history of imperialism is how richer countries give money to poorer countries – something they have been doing in various ways since the 19th century.[1] People usually think of international giving as programmes or aid goods packages, however a growing trend is appearing to complement or replace these interventions – cash transfers.

MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change Competition

3rd November, 2017 | By Cause4 staff

100&Change is a MacArthur Foundation competition for a $100 million grant to fund a single proposal that promises real and measurable progress in solving a critical problem of our time, in any problem area.

From nearly 2,000 applications, four finalists have been selected, and are due to present their solutions at a live event in December 2017.

The four finalists are: