Michelle Wrights for Family Friendly Working

16 August 2019

We’re celebrating 10 years as a social business at Cause4. As I reflect on where a decade has gone, with the various twists and turns of life including having two children, moving house twice and finally upping sticks to live in the country– it strikes me just how much has changed, not in my energy, ambition or commitment to the work we do, but in how different my perceptions are now about what’s important and what really constitutes a successful business.

Topics: 
Entrepreneurship

Michelle Comments for The Stage

16 August 2019

Yvette Griffith, executive director of music organisation Jazz Re:freshed, has set up the Black Arts Philanthropy Project with the aim of tackling a “deficit” in donations to black-led companies. Griffiths is working in partnership with Michelle Wright.

Topics: 
Philanthropy

Trustee Leadership Programme Alumni Newsletter - August 2019!

16 August 2019

Click here to read the August edition of our Trustee Leadership Programme Alumni Newsletter, where we will be updating you on our latest courses, vacancies, and Trustee news - as well as announcing our £10 Birthday Giveaway!

 

 

Topics: 
Governance and Trustees

Cause4 Summer Newsletter

13 August 2019

The holiday season is here and the Cause4 team have another update for you on all our latest news, competition giveaways and upcoming programmes.

Click here to read our summer newsletter. We hope you're having a lovely summer!

Topics: 
Idea generation

Trustee Leadership Programme - Birthday Giveaway!

13 August 2019

In celebration of our 10th birthday, we’re giving away 25 places on our Trustee Leadership Programme for just £10.

Topics: 
Governance and Trustees

Michelle Writes for Charity Choice

7 August 2019

Should Trustees donate to their charities as standard? In this tough financial climate, with competition for funds at a peak, engagement in fundraising by trustees can be the difference between success and failure. However, there’s more than one school of thought about demanding that trustees should be donating themselves.

Topics: 
Governance and Trustees

Michelle Comments for European CEO

5 August 2019

“Should we align with the ‘ethics of society’ or set our own code?” asked Michelle Wright, Founder and CEO of Cause4, a social enterprise that helps charities raise funds. “And when organisations have values that don’t always align with their employees or audiences – whose view should lead?”

Topics: 
Fundraising strategy

Michelle Writes for Museum Next

29 July 2019

These are testing times for capital ‘C’ Culture. As we move towards a more connected, more inclusive society, our cultural institutions are subject to increasing scrutiny.

Topics: 
Fundraising strategy

Michelle Writes for Arts Professional

21 June 2019

For too long arts organisations have limited their individual giving efforts to white British donors. Michelle urges an approach that prioritises donor diversity.

Topics: 
Philanthropy

Michelle Writes for We Are The City

21 June 2019

Friday 21st June is Go Home on Time day. For many entrepreneurs and business managers, especially women, this doesn’t sound like something that could be achieved, even for a day.

Topics: 
Culture change

Michelle Writes for Charity Choice

18 June 2019

It’s a turbulent time for the charity sector. Funding cuts and an unpredictable economy has led to a fundraising environment that demands something extraordinary...

Topics: 
Governance and Trustees

Trustee Leadership Programme Alumni Newsletter - June 2019

14 June 2019

Read all about our charity speed-dating event at the final session of our Spring London Trustee Leadership Programme, book your free place on the next Emerging Chairs Programme and check out all the latest Trustee news and upcoming Board vacancies in our June newsletter.

Topics: 
Governance and Trustees

Michelle Writes for The Ethical Publishers Association

10 June 2019

Nothing stays the same and, like anything in our ever-changing world, charities and philanthropic initiatives are unrecognisable from their bucket-shaking predecessors.  The old days when a large organisation might hand over a cheque for a worthy cause are behind us and many corporations now prefer to establish a corporate foundation as a way to give back.

Topics: 
Philanthropy

Michelle Writes for TrainingZONE

10 June 2019

We now live in a continuous learning culture.  Most of us recognize that we can access a wide range of learning material and we are making use of it.  Whether it’s checking out how to fold a duvet cover on YouTube or virtually joining an international economics course at MIT, the plethora of eLearning, formal and informal, is endless. 

Topics: 
eLearning

Michelle Comments for Raconteur

6 June 2019

“The best social enterprises think commercially from the start. They have founders who recognise the principles of business and generating profits for investment are at the heart of the social or charitable proposition.”

Topics: 
entrepreneurs