Our impact

Cause4 measures its social impact based on the level of income achieved for clients, and supporting organisations to grow so that they can reach more beneficiaries, more effectively. 

Our commitment to lifelong learning means that we also track the careers of the graduates we invest in and our staff. Our aim is for Cause4 to support individuals to go on to have brilliant careers in the charitable sector and beyond.



"Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy has changed the game for arts fundraising as Clore did for leadership."

Phil Gibby, Director Arts Council England, South West


Photo Credit: Debate Mate


Photo Credit: Debate Mate

“We are pleased to support the development of these materials, through Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy, to provide a comprehensive bank of knowledge and experience that can be easily accessed by leaders of arts organisations and practitioners, both in the UK and internationally. One of our priorities at the Arts Council is to help arts and cultural organisations become more resilient and sustainable as they explore new revenue streams.”

Sir Nicholas Serota, Chair of ACE

Inspiring new trustees across the UK

In line with Cause4’s dedication to training and lifelong learning, we work in partnership with Close Brothers Asset Management and the Clothworker’s Company to deliver the national Trustee Leadership Programme (TLP).

Michelle Writes for Wax Digital

17 April 2019

As part of their ongoing Art of Management feature - a series that picks the brains of industry experts to shine a light on common management issues – eProcurement specialists, Wax Digital tapped our founder and CEO Michelle Wright for her expertise. The perceived challenges of managing a growing team can seem difficult if you’re unsure where to begin. Luckily, Michelle’s vast experience made her a natural fit to provide some essential advice to deal with this very issue. 


Michelle Writes for I Am Recruiting

9 April 2019

Having your own charitable foundation, it seems, is as much a part of being a 21st century business leader as TED talks and flashy product launches. Most of the multi-billionaire CEOs of Silicon Valley based their company origin stories around their motivation to ‘make the world a better place’. Once these beneficiaries of the digital revolution reach a certain level of ultra-wealth, many are keen to apply their innovative, ‘fix it’ problem-solving mindset and business acumen to achieving that goal in the charity sector. This solutions-focussed approach, known as ‘philanthrocapitalism’, can also bring with it the added bonus of greater influence on Government policy, as well as improving the public perception of these highly profitable companies and their CEOs. What are these high profiles initiatives, though, doing for – or indeed to – the charity sector as a whole?