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

"The course was informative, enjoyable, covering plenty of ground in just one day without feeling rushed at all. It came at a crucial time in our planning and thinking as a development team and was a very welcome pause for thought. Michelle was a brilliant facilitator and it was a real benefit to hear about her experiences across the sector."

Jane Reynolds, Development Manager, Manchester International Festival

AESOP

Aesop, standing for ‘Arts Enterprise with a Social Purpose’, is an arts charity and social enterprise. Aesop was seeking support to expand this programme and needed to raise £2.1 million in order to achieve this ambitious goal.

Michelle Wrights for Family Friendly Working

16 August 2019

We’re celebrating 10 years as a social business at Cause4. As I reflect on where a decade has gone, with the various twists and turns of life including having two children, moving house twice and finally upping sticks to live in the country– it strikes me just how much has changed, not in my energy, ambition or commitment to the work we do, but in how different my perceptions are now about what’s important and what really constitutes a successful business.

Topics: 
Entrepreneurship

Michelle Comments for The Stage

16 August 2019

Yvette Griffith, executive director of music organisation Jazz Re:freshed, has set up the Black Arts Philanthropy Project with the aim of tackling a “deficit” in donations to black-led companies. Griffiths is working in partnership with Michelle Wright.

Topics: 
Philanthropy