Cause4 wins SCOOT’s 2015 National Champion Award

15 May 2015

~ 200% growth and £40 million raised for charities leads to top prize ~

Leading online business directory, SCOOT, awarded social enterprise Cause4 its top award at the 2015 Headline Awards in recognition of its outstanding achievements on behalf of charities, employability and entrepreneurship.

Bad eggs: How SMEs can mitigate the recruitment risk

5 May 2015

This article was originally written by Michelle for WORKlab.

The biggest challenge for any small business owner lies in the area of recruitment, talent and retention. As a growing business without a definitely established brand and without the perks and salary cushion of more established businesses, it can feel like an uphill struggle to recruit the best talent.

Is Authenticity the Key to Responsible Enterprise?

26 March 2015

This blog was originally written for Authenticity Rules

The concept of responsible enterprise and socially-driven enterprise is very much in vogue. We are seeing a definite trend towards more socially-minded small businesses that are getting ahead not only through smart leadership and good products, but because they have been conscious about how they want their brand to be perceived from a social perspective.

The Arts Fundraising Fellowship Programme has been rolled out nationally

24 March 2015

This article originally appeared in the Arts Council England News

The Arts Fundraising Fellowship Programme, the first of its kind in the UK, offers a chance for participants to learn on the job about fundraising in the arts while being supported by a diverse training and learning programme.

Cause4 features in Everline Future 50 and receives the Future 50 Social Impact Award

10 March 2015

Cause4 was recognised yesterday as one of the UK’s most disruptive SMEs at the Everline Future 50 event, held in conjunction with Real Business.

Michelle writes an article for Arts Professional – Attracting a diverse workforce

27 February 2015

At a time when fundraising for the arts seems mostly to be done by white females, Michelle Wright speaks to development professionals about how we can face this diversity crisis.

Michelle Wright features in the Maserati 100 list

23 February 2015

Maserati and the Centre for Global Entrepreneurs announces the Maserati 100 list

Luxury Italian car manufacturer, Maserati, and the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE) recently launched a campaign to find 100 of Britain’s most successful entrepreneurs who are supporting the next generation of up and coming business talent.

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13 February 2015

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Cause4 announces new charity sector partnership with Axiom

12 February 2015

~ more than 30 charities to get pro bono support during 2015 ~

Approximately 30 charities will have access to pro bono legal support thanks to a new partnership between London-based Social Enterprise Cause4 and Axiom, the world’s largest provider of tech-enabled legal services.

The initiative – a part of Axiom Engage, the firm’s CSR programme – will provide Axiom staff the opportunity to impact the community at large and to receive training and mentoring through volunteer and pro bono opportunities.

Michelle writes for The Guardian: myths about women and work

6 February 2015

The kids are to blame: and other myths about women and work

New research from Harvard Business School shows that the traditional excuses used to explain why women leave the workplace just aren’t true. Businesses need to rethink their strategies if they want to retain top female talent.

Michelle writes for The Guardian about enterprises thinking more 'social'

4 February 2015

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Apply to be a 2015/16 Arts Fundraising Fellow

4 February 2015

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy are seeking motivated self-starters with a passion for arts and charities and the ambition to be a leading fundraiser in the sector. Whether you are a recent graduate or deciding to change career, you will relish a challenge, are hungry to learn from the experts and you are ready to get stuck into a range of projects.

If the following description sounds like you, then apply today!

Santander and Cause4 announce new partnership to support female entrepreneurs, social enterprises and small business

22 January 2015

An ambitious year-long programme of support for entrepreneurs was announced today by the Santander Breakthrough Programme. Delivered in partnership with award-winning social enterprise Cause4, the programme will develop a network for female entrepreneurs, will support ambitious social enterprises to scale internationally, and will encourage responsible business practices that impact bottom line results for ambitious entrepreneurs.

Cause4 named as National Champion for the UK in the European Business Awards

6 January 2015

Cause4 will be competing for the title of ‘National Public Champion’ in this year’s European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM International, as the public vote opens for the first time.

The European Business Awards is an independent Awards programme designed to recognise and promote excellence, best practice and innovation in the European business community.

As a National Champion for the UK, Cause4 will now go on to compete in the next stage of the competition resulting in successful organisations being short-listed for Ruban D’Honneur status.