Michelle Writes for Business Matters: Reasons to be cheerful about UK business in 2017

22 March 2017

There seems to be a consensus that 2016 was a rotten year. With the divisive President-elect Donald Trump inaugurated this week and Brexit discussions not yet bringing anyone comfort about the future, for many managers the challenge now seems to be how to motivate colleagues, many of whom have been distracted or depressed by recent world changes.

However, for SMEs and start-ups there are many reasons to be cheerful and perhaps it’s time for us all to stop moaning, be positive and move ahead. So where are the opportunities?

Michelle Writes for MinuteHack: Could the Gig Economy Work for You?

22 March 2017

A brave new working world?  Or a growing community of under-supported freelancers? The Gig Economy could be the answer for many people who need a flexible career or a way to supplement their income – if they tackle it properly.

Technology has helped bring about an on-demand economy.  Access to services and products through mobile apps hasn’t just brought convenience to the consumers, it’s turned many hundreds of people into entrepreneurs.

Michelle Writes for UK Fundraising: CSR must make way for disruptive philanthropy

22 March 2017

Unfortunately, much of today’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) falls short of making a real difference. Once the regulations for company reporting changed in 2014, so that organisations were no longer required to report on their CSR activities, many programmes dried up.

Guildhall Creative Entrepreneurs 2017/18 Scheme Open for Applications

22 March 2017

Applications for Guildhall Creative Entrepreneurs 2017/18 are now open. Apply to the Scheme.

If you're interested in applying, don't miss our Open Day on 3 May. RSVP for the Open Day.

Cause4 named on the Philanthropic30 list of the most caring companies in Britain!

22 March 2017

Real Business has named Cause4 number 6 on the Philanthropic30 list of the most caring companies in Britain. See the announcement here.

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Cause4 Winter 2016 Newsletter

23 December 2016

As 2016 draws to a close we hope that you are all planning a great break over the festive period!

We are happy to share our Winter newsletter with you, with some of our news highlights from the last few months.

PRESS RELEASE: Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Programme to be Extended Until March 2018

15 December 2016

The Arts Council England-funded Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Consortium today announced that its Programme is due to continue until March 2018, with additional generous support from Arts Council England.

See the full press release here.

Michelle writes for BusinessZone: A Mentor for 2017

14 December 2016

You can be well-informed, intuitive and hard-working but for most entrepreneurs, running a business isn’t something that can be done single-handedly.  The daily grind of business operations, searching for new customers and keeping the wolf from the door can blind even the most open-eyed entrepreneur to what’s needed to get ahead.  When opportunities to take your business to the next stage appear to be just beyond reach, it can seem that you just need to work harder than ever.  But there are only so many hours in the day and burnout is as real a business dilemma as cash flow shortfall or del

Michelle Mitchell on Trustee Leadership for Third Sector

24 November 2016

Now, more than ever, trustees are vital to our growing charity sector. Motivated people with skills, experience, ideas and ideals are needed to help steer our charitable organisations through an uncertain and rapidly changing external world.

Michelle writes for Digital Charity News: Can charities benefit from ‘sharism’ and retain brand individuality?

22 November 2016

The term ‘sharism’ was first coined by Isaac Mao, Co-Founder and Director of the Social Brain Foundation. Sharism is the term for the collaborative building of value that results from sharing content and ideas. In the essay Sharism: A Mind Revolution, Mao believes that sharism can be practised at any point in time – by simply communicating with others whether its blogging, sharing photos or arranging offline group discussions meetings.

PRESS RELEASE: Cause4 Named a Hot Tech 'Start Up to Scale Up'

16 November 2016

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Michelle writes for The Guardian: Charity cronyism is rife – appointing friends as trustees has to end

8 November 2016

In Trustees’ Week, we in the charity sector need to ask ourselves some difficult questions about how we recruit the people who are responsible for our organisations.

If we are going to prevent further high-profile collapses of charities such as Kids Company and avoid wasting millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money, we urgently need to stamp out poor recruiting practices.

Alex Swallow on Promoting Good Trustee Recruitment - A New Campaign

27 October 2016

Alex SwallowThis article is written by Alex Swallow, Founder of 'Young Charity Trustees' and author of 'How To Become An Influencer'.

Charities affect the lives of millions of people every year- but are facing pressures and challenges as never before. In this environment, for charities to face the future with confidence, being able to bring good trustees onto their Boards is essential.