Michelle writes for Arts Professional about the appeals of online learning for arts workers

21 July 2017

We know that there isn’t always a strong commitment to training and development in the arts. It can be difficult to take time out of the office, secure adequate budgets and assess whether a training course will provide enough value in the here and now.

Micro-learning is ideal for distracted or busy professional learners, or for the under-pressure arts leader juggling multiple priorities

Michelle writes for the Huffington Post

20 July 2017

The news stories around disruptive tech companies and bogus self-employment are one side of the Gig Economy story. But beyond the cabs and couriers, flexibility is becoming the preferred working model for employees and entrepreneurs alike.

Every job, to some extent - even the apocryphal 40 years of service ending in cake and a gold-plated watch - is a gig. The word ‘gig’ started out, in 1920s jazz parlance, as a truncation of ‘engagement’.

Trustee Leadership Programme Newsletter

14 July 2017

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

Michelle writes for Charity Digital News

7 July 2017

The impact of austerity measures and Brexit, has driven many charities to the brink and placed their fundraisers under extreme pressure to find the money that they need to survive. But the pressure shouldn’t all be placed on one group of people. It should be a task that goes charity-wide, with all members of the team taking an ‘entrepreneurial’ approach to securing donations and generating revenue.

Michelle talks to The Guardian about apps changing the way charities are fundraising

29 June 2017

The adoption of digital technology in the charity fundraising sector is still in its infancy, with even the bigger organisations only at the start of their journey.

Michelle talks to ContentLive about what it means to disrupt an industry

26 June 2017

More women than ever are launching their own companies and rewriting the rules of doing business. We spoke to three founders about the challenges female entrepreneurs face, and what it means to disrupt an industry.

Think of an entrepreneur, any entrepreneur. Who comes to mind? It might be renewable energy tycoon and aspiring space pioneer Elon Musk, Virgin Group mogul Richard Branson or Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

Trustee Leadership Programme Newsletter 

15 June 2017

Welcome to our first Trustee Leadership Programme Newsletter! We plan to communicate with our Trustee Leadership Programme alumni and those interested in the programme once a month via this short newsletter that will include updates, course details and Trustee opportunities that we hope you might be interested in.


Michelle Writes for Adiona: Why Mastering the Art of Cutting Costs Could Save Your Business

14 June 2017

The pressure on business leaders to bring in revenue can keep them up at night. Whether it’s hunting for new market opportunities, trying to upsell to existing clients or pounding the phones to cold leads, it can feel that the only way to succeed is to generate a constant flow of incoming cash. But are many companies giving as much attention to reducing their spending?

Michelle Writes for First Women: Gig Approach to Work Offers Freedom to Explore Entrepreneurial Opportunities

13 June 2017

For those working in the gig economy, it is an opportunity to trial a new business idea, while still continuing paid work.

A freelance lifestyle is nothing new but there has been such a fundamental change in how many people are working that a new term, the ‘gig economy’, has been coined to match.

The gig economy takes its inspiration from the working lives of performing artists who usually move from one short-term paid job to another, gigging as they build their reputation and their careers.

Michelle Writes for Just Entrepreneurs: Imaginative Cost-Cutting is Key for SMEs

12 June 2017

Brexit negotiations and the snap election have sent the economy spinning and SMEs can be vulnerable at a time of uncertainty.  Clients can slow down their decision-making and new business cycles can take longer. The urgency to bring in new revenue is something that most entrepreneurs will recognise, however, there’s only so much pushing that can be done.  Many companies don’t give as much attention or effort to reducing their spending when in fact this could help sustain their business longer term.

Cause4 Summer 2017 Newsletter

6 June 2017

We hope that you enjoyed the final May bank holiday and are looking forward to lots of interesting developments in charity, philanthropy and social enterprise development over the summer months!

We are happy to share our Summer Newsletter with you, with some of our news highlights from the last few months.

Michelle Writes for Small Business Heroes: The Business Benefit of Cutting Costs

5 May 2017

Successful small businesses succeed in a many different ways but failing businesses usually fail for the same reason – they run out of money.

The pressure is relentless for those who own or run a small business to keep the cash flowing in as they develop their products and services. The urgent hunt to generate leads for new business and to explore untapped markets can take up a large portion of available time and energy. However, are many companies giving as much attention to reducing their spending?

Michelle Writes for Huffpost UK: Can Charities Benefit From The Snap Election?

3 May 2017

The announcement of a UK general election on June 8 2017 was a surprise to most. However, with Brexit fast approaching, perhaps it should not have been unexpected.

Usually the political parties have some 12 months to develop a manifesto but with these now being hurriedly put in place, I wonder what some of the sectors that are not on the front-line of Brexit, such as charities, might expect.

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Cause4 Spring 2017 Newsletter

25 April 2017

As we approach the Easter break we wanted to write with an update on our programmes and to wish you all the best for the Spring holiday.

We are happy to share our Spring Newsletter with you, with some of our news highlights from the last few months.