A comprehensive portfolio of free online learning

Cause4 Advance

In an exciting new partnership with e-learning specialist Proversity, Cause4 has developed the Advance platform providing a range of e-learning programmes in fundraising and governance development.

Cause4 Advance is a comprehensive portfolio of free online learning and professional development for staff, practitioners and Trustees in the arts and charity sectors. Each course features leading trainers sharing their key insights and experiences across a range of media including video, peer forums and data insight.

 

 

Being online allows us to update the material as legislation and technical information changes and Case studies throughout the training modules help inspire learners with great examples of new business models and quick wins for the long term. We combine each module with micro-learning content for those practitioners that struggle to fit learning into their working day.


 

 

Who is Cause4 Advance for?

Designed to fit around the schedules of busy and time-poor arts and charity practitioners, each module on Cause4 Advance is under two hours, and can be watched on or offline at a time that suits the learner/the user. These ‘learning on the go’ courses are available free of charge via desktop, laptop and smartphone app.

The courses also provide the opportunity to participate in peer forums on the issues that participants are most interested in and to get the latest insight into hot topics in the sector. Participants can measure their own knowledge and learning using our instructor devised assessments.

 

“We are pleased to support the development of these materials, through Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy, to provide a comprehensive bank of knowledge and experience that can be easily accessed by leaders of arts organisations and practitioners, both in the UK and internationally. One of our priorities at the Arts Council is to help arts and cultural organisations become more resilient and sustainable as they explore new revenue streams.”

 
Sir Nicholas Serota, Chair of ACE

 

 

Learn on the go with our new app

Download the app and access your courses wherever you are. Sync videos to your device and watch offline, at a time that suits you.

Cause4 Advance app for iOS

Cause4 Advance app for Android

 

The course was informative, enjoyable, covering plenty of ground in just one day without feeling rushed at all. It came at a crucial time in our planning and thinking as a development team and was a very welcome pause for thought. Michelle was a brilliant facilitator and it was a real benefit to hear about her experiences across the sector.

ANE REYNOLDS, DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

Stimulating new Creative Businesses - Guildhall Creative Entrepreneurs

Supporting aspiring entrepreneurs in the performing arts and creative industries.

Michelle writes for trainingZONE

7 January 2019

Tom Corley, whose list of best-selling books includes ‘Rich Habits’, ‘Change your Habits, Change your Life; and ‘Rich Habits, Poor Habits’, spent five years studying self-made millionaires.  What he found is that success couldn’t be attributed to a good start in life, loving support from family and friends or even hard work. Of course, all that helps, but the single biggest element that connected the successful people he met was their commitment to reading.  In fact, 86% of the successful people he met said they read - books, articles, blogs, journals.  And 63% listened to audiobooks during their daily commute.  But how can people seemingly as busy as Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama find time to sit down and read?  Welcome to the Five Hour Rule.

Topics: 
Entrepreneurship
eLearning

Michelle writes for WeAreTheCity

2 January 2019

As an entrepreneur of a small growing business I often get asked how I find the energy to do what’s needed.

It’s not something I can answer easily and fundamentally it’s the wrong question.  As Cause4 is coming up to its tenth anniversary, having employed hundreds of staff and graduates, it’s clear that physical energy levels often aren’t the issue.  Like all SMEs, it’s more likely that mental health is the area that needs our focus.  A truly sustainable business is one that prioritises mental health.

Topics: 
Entrepreneurship