Items matching the Philanthropy topic

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.

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Philanthropy

Michelle Writes for Arts Professional

21 June 2019

For too long arts organisations have limited their individual giving efforts to white British donors. Michelle urges an approach that prioritises donor diversity.

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Philanthropy

Michelle Writes for The Ethical Publishers Association

10 June 2019

Nothing stays the same and, like anything in our ever-changing world, charities and philanthropic initiatives are unrecognisable from their bucket-shaking predecessors.  The old days when a large organisation might hand over a cheque for a worthy cause are behind us and many corporations now prefer to establish a corporate foundation as a way to give back.

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Philanthropy

Michelle Writes for The Culture Vulture

28 May 2019

In March a group of arts leaders including Chair of Arts Council England, Sir Nicholas Serota, met in Manchester to discuss the future of philanthropy in the arts. Michelle reports for The Culture Vulture on some of the findings.

The arts in the UK has the lowest number of donors, with just 2% of all charitable donations going each year to arts and culture, according to the latest Charities Aid Foundation report.  

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Philanthropy

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?

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Philanthropy

Michelle writes for My Entrepreneur Magazine

8 March 2019

Nothing stays the same and, like anything in our ever-changing world, charities and philanthropic initiatives are unrecognisable from their bucket-shaking predecessors.  The old days when a large organisation might hand over a cheque for a worthy cause are behind us and many corporations now prefer to establish a corporate foundation as a way to give back.

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Philanthropy

Michelle writes for Arts Professional

8 March 2019

How can the ‘fix-it style' philanthropy of the mega-wealthy US tech entrepreneurs be applied to the arts in the UK? Michelle shares her thoughts.

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Philanthropy

How can we better support families setting up charities ‘in memoriam’

20th February, 2019 | By Tom Hoyle

For four years a discussion paper has circulated within Cause4 that grapples with how best to serve charities forged in tragedy. We’ve publishing a distilled version of this analysis to shed light on a collection of charities (who are strangers to each other) which we consider rather special for society for their compelling messages but also their extra vulnerability. 

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Michelle writes for Arts Professional

30 November 2018

The elephant in the room – should Trustees be obliged to give?

Should Trustees on arts boards always be expected to give a donation, as is commonly the case in the US? Michelle weighs up the pros and cons of this thorny issue.

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Governance and Trustees
Philanthropy
Fundraising implementation

Michelle writes for Arts Professional

30 November 2018

The elephant in the room – should Trustees be obliged to give?

Should Trustees on arts boards always be expected to give a donation, as is commonly the case in the US? Michelle weighs up the pros and cons of this thorny issue.

Topics: 
Governance and Trustees
Philanthropy
Fundraising implementation

Michelle writes for Arts Professional

30 November 2018

The elephant in the room – should Trustees be obliged to give?

Should Trustees on arts boards always be expected to give a donation, as is commonly the case in the US? Michelle weighs up the pros and cons of this thorny issue.

Topics: 
Governance and Trustees
Philanthropy
Fundraising implementation

Cause4's Pick of the Month

1st August, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

Check out the latest picks from the Cause4 team, as we showcase the Entrepreneurs, Trustees, Business Leaders and Fundraising Fellows we believe should be celebrated this August.


Charity Leader of the Month

Jemma Shepherd

Cause4's Pick of the Month

1st August, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

Check out the latest picks from the Cause4 team, as we showcase the Entrepreneurs, Trustees, Business Leaders and Fundraising Fellows we believe should be celebrated this August.


Charity Leader of the Month

Jemma Shepherd

Cause4's Pick of the Month

1st August, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

Check out the latest picks from the Cause4 team, as we showcase the Entrepreneurs, Trustees, Business Leaders and Fundraising Fellows we believe should be celebrated this August.


Charity Leader of the Month

Jemma Shepherd

Stephen Hawking - Cosmology's Brightest Star

14th March, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

Today started with a saddened tone, with newspapers declaring the passing of science’s, cosmology’s, and the universe’s brightest star, Stephen Hawking.

Stephen Hawking - Cosmology's Brightest Star

14th March, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

Today started with a saddened tone, with newspapers declaring the passing of science’s, cosmology’s, and the universe’s brightest star, Stephen Hawking.

The Queen - 10 surprising facts in 90 years of charitable patronage

21st April, 2016 | By Cause4 staff

Happy Birthday to Her Majesty - the Queen celebrates her 90th birthday today, 21st April. At 90 years of age, the Queen is showing no signs of stopping just yet, and her charitable patronage over the years is formidable by many standards, longevity not least of them! Labour Leader, Jeremy Corbyn quipped in the Commons today that the Queen has “seen off” 12 Prime Ministers.

We thought it would be timely to present a brief round-up of some of the more surprising and interesting examples of her charitable patronage over the years.

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Fundraising from Individual Donors – Top Tips

25th March, 2015 | By Cause4 staff

This blog was originally written for The Hub

There is no one-size-fits-all solution to individual fundraising. Cause4 has worked with a wide range of organisations, from the English National Opera to The Reading Agency, and the optimum strategy is very different in each case. We do however have a number of top tips for achieving more through individual fundraising that we believe many different organisations can learn from. Here are our top five tips:

1. Allocate resources strategically

Fundraising from Individual Donors – Top Tips

25th March, 2015 | By Cause4 staff

This blog was originally written for The Hub

There is no one-size-fits-all solution to individual fundraising. Cause4 has worked with a wide range of organisations, from the English National Opera to The Reading Agency, and the optimum strategy is very different in each case. We do however have a number of top tips for achieving more through individual fundraising that we believe many different organisations can learn from. Here are our top five tips:

1. Allocate resources strategically

Fundraising from Individual Donors – Top Tips

25th March, 2015 | By Cause4 staff

This blog was originally written for The Hub

There is no one-size-fits-all solution to individual fundraising. Cause4 has worked with a wide range of organisations, from the English National Opera to The Reading Agency, and the optimum strategy is very different in each case. We do however have a number of top tips for achieving more through individual fundraising that we believe many different organisations can learn from. Here are our top five tips:

1. Allocate resources strategically