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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.  

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.

Environmental Charities and Non-Profits: What Can They Achieve?

18th September, 2017 | By Cause4 staff

President Trump’s decision to bring America out of the Paris Climate Agreement sent shockwaves throughout the world.[1] The decision compounds the growing environmental concerns that worry many global citizens and governments who are concerned by the levels of environmental destruction and climate change. On a daily basis, 134m metric tons of greenhouse gases are emitted and 123,000 acres of forest are lost.[2]

Deeds AND Words: telling stories to promote women's charities

4th September, 2017 | By Emily Clarke

On a chilly day in January 2017, millions of people took to the streets across the world in an international day of solidarity for the protection of women’s rights.

MissionBox - Online Connectivity in the Charity Sector

29th August, 2017 | By Cause4 staff

2017 saw the launch of a new website, MissionBox, which aims to connect people and organisations working in the charity sector.

The website highlights the adventurous steps that are being made to bring charitable work further into the online world. Given its launch in March this year, I wanted to learn more about MissionBox, online connectivity in the charity sector and what its future may look like.

Is MissionBox helpful?

MissionBox offers the opportunity for those in the charity sector to:

The value of Values

21st August, 2017 | By Cause4 staff

It is not surprising that public trust in charities reached an all-time low in 2016.

A Better Way to Support Victims?

16th August, 2017 | By Cause4 staff

Recently the UK has had to cope with several tragic incidents which have shocked the country to its core - the attack at Manchester Arena, the attack on London Bridge and the Grenfell Tower disaster, to name but three. In the true spirit of generosity, the public response has been fantastic with campaigns such as We Love Manchester and London Fire Relief Fund raising vital funds for those affected.

Capitalise on youth turnout to create social change

31st July, 2017 | By Emily Clarke

Can the changing face of politics shake up charitable involvement?

As in 2016, this year has been no stranger to a political shake-up. With young people having discovered the power of the ballot box and contributing to June’s unexpected General Election result – their participation in the snap election was the highest for 25 years – the face and future of politics is transforming.

Trustee Diversity: it's time for action

27th July, 2017 | By Cause4 staff

 

Finding Clarity in the Cloudy Third Sector

24th July, 2017 | By Cause4 staff

Camilla TetleyAre charities losing their value in a rapidly growing network of social enterprises?

Are you looking after your donors?

21st July, 2017 | By Cause4 staff

In light of the recent email hiccup by Wateraid, which saw the multi-million-pound international development charity accidentally send out an event reminder to almost everyone on its email list, I decided to share my thoughts on charity stewardship, expressing why I think donor cultivation is an absolute must when it comes to increasing your income.

Stewardship

Exploring the World of Sports Stars’ Charities

17th July, 2017 | By Cause4 staff

The UK’s charity sector is complemented by an increasing number of Foundations established by sports stars. The variety of these Foundations reflects the diversity, success and charitable spirit of today's UK athletes.