Cause4 Winter Newsletter

12 December 2017

As the year draws to a close, we are delighted to share our Winter Newsletter with you, with some of our highlights of the year, and news of what to look out for in 2018.

Michelle Comments for Just Average Jen

6 December 2017

Easy Ways to Help Charities this Christmas

In this blog, Just Jen gives her ideas for 24 ways to help charities this Christmas without breaking the bank.

Amongst her brilliant suggestions is one idea from Cause4's CEO, Michelle Wright.

Sparing your time

Michelle writes for NatWest Content Live

6 December 2017

How to hire your first management team

As your business expands, you may need additional help to ensure your company remains profitable.

Owner-managers are notorious for failing to recognise the limitation of their own skills and being able to step back from their business's daily operations.

Risks, Rights and Reputations - challenging a risk averse culture

30 November 2017

Risks, Rights and Reputations is led by Index on Censorship in partnership with What Next? and Cause4.

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This vital half day training for CEOs and Chairs of Trustees supports arts and cultural organisations to handle difficult subjects and sensitive stories to deliver the best work possible.

Michelle writes for HR News

16 November 2017

Becoming a Charity Trustee - for everyone's benefit

Emily writes for FemaleFirst

3 November 2017

Are You An Imposter? Why So Many Struggle With Self-Belief

70% of people have experienced feelings of being a fraud at work.

Michelle speaks to Gazprom Energy about the Importance of Mentoring

30 October 2017

To mark National Mentoring Day, our founder and CEO, Michelle Wright, took time to talk to leading business energy supplier, Gazprom Energy, about the important role mentors can play in the growth and development of small businesses.

As part of a panel of industry experts, mentors and mentees, Michelle detailed how matching the right mentor to the right business could offer a multitude of benefits. Michelle went on to discuss some of the schemes which help match the two parties in the mentoring relationship.

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy is Recruiting

26 October 2017

Head of Programme, Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy (AFP)

The Head of Programme will work closely with Cause4’s CEO, who is also Programme Director for the AFP Programme, to deliver the aims and objectives of the Programme as AFP is to become a National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) and Sector Support Organisation (SSO) from April 2018 – 2022.

Hos Quadrum Vulputate

13 October 2017

Brevitas roto torqueo valetudo voco. Cogo dolore jus paratus patria singularis sino utrum valde virtus. Eros mauris olim pala pneum refoveo roto.

Brevitas distineo et huic meus paratus zelus. Illum mauris voco zelus. Esca feugiat modo torqueo vulputate. Accumsan duis nunc ut. In iriure metuo nostrud pecus quadrum quae veniam.

Michelle speaks with MissionBox

27 September 2017

Six Ways to Attract Donations From People Who Don't Carry Cash 

How can you make sure you're not missing out on donations? 

Emerging Chairs - A new programme to support those taking on charity leadership roles!

21 September 2017

The acclaimed Trustee Leadership Programme is now launching an enriching career development opportunity offered over three sessions to cover the key considerations and skills needed when chairing a Board of Trustees.

Too often Trustees find themselves chairing a Board with the ultimate responsibility for the charity’s success and sustainability but with little support or training. Just as with any organisation, the buck stops with its leadership and Chairs of charities need to feel empowered to know what is expected of them and to increase their support network.

Cause4 is recruiting an Office Manager (maternity cover)

18 September 2017

JOB TITLE:   Office Manager (maternity cover)

REPORTING TO:   Chief Executive, Cause4

JOB PURPOSE:   The role of the Office Manager is to support the Senior Management Team by providing general office management and administrative support, and to maintain the smooth functioning of our central London office building at Artillery Passage, E1.  This is a key coordination role in a small, friendly team, to support the efficient running of our office.

START DATES:   Friday 24 and Monday 27 November 2017 for handover with post holder (tbc)

Michelle speaks to Professional Manager

6 September 2017

“I knew from the first day they were the wrong fit”

You’re new to management and keen to develop a winning culture. Tip one: hire the right people.

Once the disciplinary meeting had finished, Michelle Wright knew she’d made a mistake. It wasn’t her who’d been the subject of the meeting, however, but one of her employees.

Wright’s mistake had simply been not intervening early enough to manage the situation and stop it getting so bad.

Michelle writes for The HR Director

6 September 2017

Once More, With Meaning

Charity leaders often find themselves between a rock and a hard place. We need to be more business-like to maintain a sustainable cashflow, but we’re also under scrutiny to prove that our charity is a fundraising organisation. For many in the not-for-profit sector, ‘commercial’ is an uncomfortable term and, undoubtedly, the nature of corporate giving has become more complex.

A great overview of Opera Ventures by the Financial Times

4 September 2017

                                       Funding opera: direct to the stage

At a time when many opera houses are running into financial difficulties, a group of philanthropists is backing a charity that, with no offices and a tiny staff, staged its first opera — a new production of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Greek — in August at this year’s Edinburgh International Festival.