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.

Cause4's Christmas Newsletter 2014

22 December 2014

After a busy 2014, we hope that you are all looking forward to celebrating Christmas and the New Year.

Read about the Cause4 Christmas Challenge, Close Brothers Trustee Leadership Programme, Arts Fundraising and Philanthriopy National Fellowship Programme and the Santander Breakthrough Programme in the newsletter here

Michelle Wright features in the Business Mums News: Stevie Award Winners Announced

15 December 2014

Shining a spotlight on women executives, entrepreneurs, and organizations run by women, the Stevie® Awards for Women in Business announces the results of its 2014 competition.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an international competition produced by the creators of the prestigious International Business Awards and American Business Awards. The Stevie is widely considered to be the world’s premier business award.

Michelle writes for The Huffington Post - Why Are We So Afraid of Failure as UK Entrepreneurs?

15 December 2014

This blog was originally written for The Huffington Post.

I’ve been thinking a lot about failure recently. Over the years, I shudder to think about how much time I have wasted worrying about whether I have failed a test or haven’t done ‘well enough’. And when I did fail something, like my first driving test for example, it undoubtedly only served to make me a better driver in the end. The angst of worrying about the failure was pointless.

Cause4 announces results of survey of charitable giving in the British Muslim community

9 December 2014

Ali Khimji, Development Coordinator at Cause4, conducted the survey to investigate the attitudes of British Muslims to charitable giving and any motivations behind supporting particular causes.

UK Charities to benefit from young Trustees

8 December 2014

Close Brothers Asset Management announces national roll-out of charity Trustee Leadership Programme in partnership with Cause4

Close Brothers Asset Management (CBAM) today announces a partnership with social enterprise Cause4 to roll-out its successful charity Trustee Leadership Programme across five UK regions.

Cause4 and Santander launch mentoring programme for ambitious female entrepreneurs

5 December 2014

Are you a female entrepreneur with your own fast-growth small or medium enterprise?

Would you benefit from advice and guidance from a successful female entrepreneur?

Santander’s Breakthrough programme is delighted to announce the launch of the Women in Breakthrough Mentoring Programme for the next generation of fast-growth female entrepreneurs, in partnership with social enterprise Cause4.

Michelle writes for The Guardian - Arts sponsorship: the slippery issue of ethics

25 November 2014

This blog was originally written for The Guardian.

The issues around arts organisations taking sponsorship from firms with a chequered ethical history have been with us over the centuries. And so with sit-ins at the Tate over BP sponsorship and recent protests at the National Gallery over Shell, the debate rages on.

Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett and Michelle Wright featured in The Sunday Times

10 November 2014

It was a warm June evening in the City and England’s crunch World Cup game against Uruguay was set to start in an hour. Yet 80 young executives, among them lawyers, accountants and analysts, were packed into a room at the top of Close Brothers’ smart City headquarters to hear about how they could make a difference in the world of charity.

Happily, the first speaker at the inaugural seminar of the Close Brothers Trustee Leadership Programme was the energetic and inspiring Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett.

Michelle Wright is featured in the Financial Times' Silicon Valley article

3 November 2014

Outside the British Consul’s house in San Francisco is a palm tree and a giant sign proclaiming “Technology is Great”, with the word “Britain” squeezed underneath. The posters form the backdrop for our unusual group: the inaugural mission of 17 British female technology CEOs.

Cause4's Autumn Newsletter

28 October 2014

Welcome to our Autumn newsletter.

We’re now back in the swing of a busy Autumn period here at Cause4 and are pleased to bring
you a snapshot of our work over the coming months.

Read the newsletter here