Trustee Leadership Programme: July 2018 Newsletter

16 July 2018

Welcome to the Trustee Leadership Programme Newsletter. This newsletter gives updates from within the charity sector and our upcoming events, as well as Trustee vacancies  to consider.


You can read the newsletter here.

Michelle writes for TrainingZONE

13 July 2018

Sharism In Learning

Lifelong learning is accepted as a part of personal and professional life. Maybe that’s because technology brings with it such sweeping changes, or fast-paced globalisation means we can’t rely on previous understanding of our industries’ rules and regulations. The availability of easy to access training, much of it free, from sources such as YouTube or open source platforms like MOOCs, means that individuals want immediate, specific answers to develop their skills.

Ed Harvey writes for Third Sector

13 July 2018

In 2015, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation turned to blockchain technology to help the 2.5 billion people worldwide without bank accounts. But what is blockchain, and how are international charities making use of it to improve the livelihood of the those in the less-developed world?

Ed Harvey writes for Sportcal

12 July 2018

Football is home to controversy in all its forms. From headline signings to refereeing decisions to the cost of pies in the ground, the game has a big talking point every week.

A recent controversy came at the hands of Arsenal, who have agreed a deal with the Rwandan Development Board in which ‘Visit Rwanda’ will be featured on the sleeves of their shirts. Under the three-year deal (worth a reported $39 million), Rwanda becomes the club’s ‘official tourism partner’.

Minding our Space - Getting the Environment Right for Innovation

2 July 2018

9e276748-d275-4a03-a15e-856ade11eebcThis week, Cause4 moves into new premises, a Mindspace shared office in the heart of the City of London. For us, it’s more than an office move, it’s the end result of an exploration into how our company wants to operate, where we get our inspiration from and how we think the future is going to unfold.

Cause4 Summer Newsletter

2 July 2018

As we enjoy the summer sunshine, we are delighted to share our Summer Newsletter with you, with some of our highlights over the last few months, and news of what to look out for.

Read it online here!

David writes for Small Business Heroes

29 May 2018

Deciding on what to charge a customer can be a dilemma for a small business when they are struggling to balance what they think the market can bear with what they need to turn a profit. David Johnson is Head of Programme at Cause4, and advises small businesses and charities on strategies for growth.  He feels that the real magic is in the margins.

Trustee Leadership Programme Newsletter: May 2018

25 May 2018

Welcome to the Trustee Leadership Programme Newsletter! This newsletter gives updates from within the charity sector and our upcoming events.

Ed wins Third Sector Fundraisers: The New Generation Award

23 May 2018

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Our very own Development Coordinator Ed Harvey has impressed an expert panel of judges to win Third Sector's Fundraisers: The New Generation Award.

Ed's achievement is outlined on Third Sector's website, which details:

Michelle writes for ArtsProfessional on Ethical Fundraising

30 April 2018

How bad is bad?

Are problems of ethics in danger of making the arts unfundable? Michelle Wright addresses some uncomfortable questions.

Tensions are running high and there is a high degree of nervousness from artists, employees and trustees alike about what’s appropriate when soliciting funding.

Michelle Comments on the Gig Economy for The Independent

23 April 2018

Are you being ripped off by the gig economy?

Less work security used to mean higher pay. Not any more. (By Felicity Hannah)

Almost three million people have worked in the gig economy in the last 12 months, according to official figures, where, traditionally, there has been a trade off.

Trustee Leadership Programme Newsletter: April 2018

18 April 2018

Welcome to the Trustee Leadership Programme Newsletter! This newsletter gives updates from within the charity sector and our upcoming events.

The Trustee Leadership Programme returns to Bristol

17 April 2018

Following on from its most successful year yet, the Trustee Leadership Programme will continue to grow in 2018, returning to Bristol for the second time, on the 24th of May.

“10/10 because there is not a 10+!”

Cristiane S, ViiV Healthcare

The programme, created in partnership with Close brothers Asset Management and the Clothworkers’ Company, covers key regulatory issues for Trustees and their responsibilities, also includes a networking event with charities seeking Trustees.

International Arts Manager Reports on Cause4 Advance

13 April 2018

Cause4 Launches Free Fundraising Training Platform

A new online course has been developed to help arts fundraisers promote the arts as a charitable cause worthy of investment.

According to the latest Charities Aid Foundation CAF UK Giving Report 2017, the arts remain the least commonly supported cause in the charity sector, despite the high number of people who engage with the arts.

New Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Funding Programmes Covered in UK Fundraising

12 April 2018

Fundraising and Philanthropy have announced two new funding initiatives for and culture organisations to apply for – the Fundraising Culture Change Programme and the  Fund for Fundraising.