Michelle comments for RBS

15 March 2019

Social enterprises fulfil an ethical, moral or environmental purpose, but they’re also increasingly skilled at growing revenues and innovation.

According to the recent State of Social Enterprise Survey from Social Enterprise UK, the social enterprise sector employs one million people and adds over £24bn to the economy. Over the 12 months surveyed, 47% of social enterprises grew their turnover – compared with just 34% of SMEs.

Michelle writes for Arts Professional

8 March 2019

How can the ‘fix-it style' philanthropy of the mega-wealthy US tech entrepreneurs be applied to the arts in the UK? Michelle shares her thoughts.

Topics: 
Philanthropy

Michelle writes for My Entrepreneur Magazine

8 March 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 comments for CircleSq.

22 February 2019

A charity’s Trustees have overall control of the charity and are responsible for making sure it’s doing what it was set up to do. Charities are often on the lookout for talented Trustees able to give them their time and expertise. It can be incredibly gratifying, but it is also hard work, emphasises Michelle Wright, the CEO of Cause4, an organisation that she set up to help charities to thrive.

Topics: 
Governance and Trustees

Michelle comments for RBS

21 February 2019

“When you say cost review at an SME people get frightened as they think it means job losses. But it can mean the opposite, reducing costs and freeing up cash for investment,”

Topics: 
Business planning

Trustee Leadership Programme Alumni Newsletter February 2019

14 February 2019

Happy Valentine's Day! Click here to check out our latest Trustee Leadership Programme Alumni Newsletter for all of the latest news, course details and Trustee vacancies coming up in a location near you!

Topics: 
Governance and Trustees

Michelle comments for Culture Vulture

8 February 2019

Michelle talks to Neil Mudd about new approaches to funding and the need for a different mind-set…

Topics: 
Fundraising strategy

Michelle comments for Forbes

1 February 2019

You're not a 'mumpreneur', just an entrepreneur.

The term has been used for over a decade to describe those who combine motherhood with running their own business. Here, we talk to female business owners to see what they really think of it.

Topics: 
entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurship

Trustee Leadership Programme Alumni Newsletter January 2019

15 January 2019

The Trustee Leadership Programme is back, supporting potential Trustees in gaining the skills and confidence that they need to join a charity as a Board member.

Topics: 
Governance and Trustees

Michelle writes for trainingZONE

7 January 2019

When author, Tom Corley studied self-made millionaires, he discovered that the single biggest element that connected successful people was their commitment to reading. But how can these seemingly busy people find time to sit down and read? 

Topics: 
Entrepreneurship
eLearning

Michelle writes for WeAreTheCity

2 January 2019

SMEs can be bad for mental health

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 easy to answer and, like all SMEs, it’s more likely that mental health is the area that needs our focus.

Topics: 
Entrepreneurship

Emerging Chairs – New Dates Announced for 2019!

19 December 2018

2018 saw the return of our Emerging Chairs Programme supporting Trustees in the next step to become a Chair. With another successful year for the programme we are thrilled to announce new dates for 2019!

Topics: 
Governance and Trustees

Trustee Leadership Programme Newsletter - December 2018

17 December 2018

The end of the year is nearly upon, so here's our final Trustee Leadership Programme Newsletter of 2018, where we look back at some of the year's successes and update you with the latest news, course details and Trustee vacancies opening up in 2019.

Topics: 
Governance and Trustees

Cause4's Christmas Newsletter 2018!

13 December 2018

As 2018 draws to a close we hope that you are all planning a great break over the festive period! Here are our 2018 highlights as well as some exciting news and updates for the year to come.

Trustee Leadership Programme – New Dates Announced for 2019!

10 December 2018

Trustee Leadership Programme – New Dates Announced for 2019!

With 2018 coming to an end, we have been reflecting on another very successful year for the Trustee Leadership Programme and are thrilled to announce new dates for 2019!