CALL TO ACTION: UK URGENTLY NEEDS TRUSTEES

15 January 2016

~ Cause4 urges people to consider becoming a Charity Trustee in 2016 ~

From Professional Violinist to Social Enterprise Entrepreneur

14 December 2015

CaptureOur latest First Woman of the Month, Michelle Wright, explains how she came up with her idea to disrupt a sector that was in dire need of change after the global recession hit in 2008.

Having trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, it was time spent as development director at the London Symphony Orchestra that provided Wright with insight into what was wrong with the world of fundraising.

Michelle Wright is interviewed by the Nativa World on successful philanthropy

25 November 2015

CaptureHow To Create Successful Philanthropy

Cause4 is an entrepreneur incubator which supports charities, social enterprises and philanthropists and is valued for its successful philanthropy drive which has disrupted the charity sector across the world.

At its helm is the award winning entrepreneur and philanthropist, Michelle Wright.

Michelle writes an article for The Telegraph: How to network, influence people and win new business

27 October 2015

Untitled design (17)This article was originally written by Michelle Wright for The Telegraph.

Michelle writes an article for Heart London Mag: Is it a fear of taking risks that holds back female entrepreneurs?

2 October 2015

This article was originally written for Heart London Magazine by Michelle Wright.

It is well known that women can be less prone to taking risks in business and according to Babson College’s 2012 Global Entrepreneur Monitor; the fear of failure is the main concern of women who set up their own businesses.

Michelle writes an article for Business Zone – Is compassionate leadership now essential for CEOs?

30 September 2015

This article was originally written for Business Zone by Michelle Wright.

Close Brothers Asset Management to train new cohort of arts charity Trustees

15 September 2015

This week, Close Brothers Asset Management (CBAM) launches the third round of its successful Trustee Leadership Programme.

The programme works to support and develop charities in need of greater support on their governing bodies by pairing them with skilled individuals interested in supporting charities as Trustees. The latest development of the programme focusses specifically on gaps within the arts, culture and museum sectors.

Michelle writes an article for Minutehack - How Do You Know You’re The Right Type Of Person To Start A Business?

10 August 2015

This article was originally written for Minutehack by Michelle Wright.

I quite often get asked whether ‘anybody can become an entrepreneur?’ It seems rather a mysterious occupation. Well, the answer is that really everybody can, but whether everybody should is quite another matter.

Cause4 is recruiting for a Development Manager

7 August 2015

After a period of rapid growth, Cause4 is looking for an ambitious, process-driven manager to support the Director of Strategy and Fundraising to realise the development opportunities in the company’s ambitious business plan, and to work across a range of arts, cultural, community and education projects. 

Faith, Hope, Charity and The Digital Age

4 August 2015

This post was originally written for the Digital Marketing Magazine by Brian Moran

A digital strategy is rarely the first thing an entrepreneur thinks about when starting a business. But in the case of charities and social enterprises, a solid online presence could make all the difference to your survival on the global playing field.

Ashamed to Be a Fundraiser - Let's Hold Up a Mirror to the Fundraising Profession

15 July 2015

This article was originally written by Michelle for The Huffington Post.

It has been a rough few weeks for fundraisers and, as we see more scandal and problems come to light, I wonder just where we go from here.

Cause4 celebrates becoming a Living Wage employer

13 July 2015

The Living Wage Foundation is pleased to announce that Cause4 has today received accreditation as a Living Wage employer.

The Living Wage commitment will see Cause4’s graduate employees, third-party contractors and suppliers; receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.15. This London Living Wage is significantly higher than the national minimum wage of £6.50. For employees based outside of London, Cause4 will commit to paying the UK Living Wage, which is currently set at £7.85 per hour.

Cause4 Summer 2015 Newsletter

13 July 2015

We hope that you are enjoying the Summer months.

We're pleased to share our recent news, and some new developments across the charity, social enterprise and philanthropy sectors.

Read about the Close Brothers Trustee Leadership Programme, Arts Fundraising and Philanthriopy's first ever dedicated arts and culture certificate and the Santander Breakthrough Programme in the Summer newsletter.

Is our funding system still fit for purpose?

26 June 2015

As funding for the arts becomes ever more challenging, it seems that we require more and more from our arts leaders. They need to be excellent artistic implementers and curators as well as stellar politicians, fundraisers, marketers and entrepreneurs. Demonstrating an impressive breadth of skills also goes for our arts fundraisers. It is no longer sufficient to have a grounding in trusts, major gifts and corporates – fundraisers also need financial acumen and an understanding of business strategies and social investment. This sort of change management is often led by necessity.