Items matching the Philanthropy topic

An Evening With... Paul Ramsbottom

17th March, 2015 | By Cause4 staff

Earlier in February 2015 Cause4 staff and a few selected guests gathered round the board room table with Paul Ramsbottom, Chief Executive of the Wolfson Foundation. The Foundation, a household name in the third sector, has awarded in excess of £800million in grants since it was established in 1955. It focuses on the support and promotion of excellence across four key areas: science and medicine, arts and humanities, education, and health and disability.

An Evening With... Paul Ramsbottom

17th March, 2015 | By Cause4 staff

Earlier in February 2015 Cause4 staff and a few selected guests gathered round the board room table with Paul Ramsbottom, Chief Executive of the Wolfson Foundation. The Foundation, a household name in the third sector, has awarded in excess of £800million in grants since it was established in 1955. It focuses on the support and promotion of excellence across four key areas: science and medicine, arts and humanities, education, and health and disability.

Is Effective Altruism Set to Grow?

9th July, 2014 | By Cause4 staff

In June 2014, I attended the Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA) Weekend Away at Atlantic College in Wales. This event brought together people from across the world interested in effective altruism, a movement of people aiming to do as much good as possible with their time and resources.

Is Effective Altruism Set to Grow?

9th July, 2014 | By Cause4 staff

In June 2014, I attended the Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA) Weekend Away at Atlantic College in Wales. This event brought together people from across the world interested in effective altruism, a movement of people aiming to do as much good as possible with their time and resources.

Is Effective Altruism Set to Grow?

9th July, 2014 | By Cause4 staff

In June 2014, I attended the Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA) Weekend Away at Atlantic College in Wales. This event brought together people from across the world interested in effective altruism, a movement of people aiming to do as much good as possible with their time and resources.

The Challenges of Advocacy

15th April, 2014 | By Cause4 staff

Advocacy and raising awareness about a charitable cause can be both challenging and frustrating. It can be surprisingly difficult to get people to engage with your ideas and avoid coming across as self-righteous. Environmentalists and feminists are often negatively stereotyped, and street fundraisers branded as “charity muggers”. Recent research backs this up: these negative stereotypes are a barrier to social change.

The Challenges of Advocacy

15th April, 2014 | By Cause4 staff

Advocacy and raising awareness about a charitable cause can be both challenging and frustrating. It can be surprisingly difficult to get people to engage with your ideas and avoid coming across as self-righteous. Environmentalists and feminists are often negatively stereotyped, and street fundraisers branded as “charity muggers”. Recent research backs this up: these negative stereotypes are a barrier to social change.

Charity ambassadors – A poisoned chalice?

3rd February, 2014 | By Cause4 staff

Celebrity endorsements and ambassadorial roles are often a PR no-brainer for charities, particularly small, up-and-coming charities, looking to increase their exposure and popularity. The connections that come with a famous figure can often bring in vital revenue, particularly at a time when Government cutbacks and a decrease in overall donations to charities are having an adverse effect on the Third Sector.

Charity ambassadors – A poisoned chalice?

3rd February, 2014 | By Cause4 staff

Celebrity endorsements and ambassadorial roles are often a PR no-brainer for charities, particularly small, up-and-coming charities, looking to increase their exposure and popularity. The connections that come with a famous figure can often bring in vital revenue, particularly at a time when Government cutbacks and a decrease in overall donations to charities are having an adverse effect on the Third Sector.

Charity ambassadors – A poisoned chalice?

3rd February, 2014 | By Cause4 staff

Celebrity endorsements and ambassadorial roles are often a PR no-brainer for charities, particularly small, up-and-coming charities, looking to increase their exposure and popularity. The connections that come with a famous figure can often bring in vital revenue, particularly at a time when Government cutbacks and a decrease in overall donations to charities are having an adverse effect on the Third Sector.

George Clooney - The Unlikely Philanthropist of the Month?

10th January, 2014 | By Cause4 staff

I recently read an article in Esquire magazine about Hollywood star George Clooney. Alongside stories about his professional and personal life, it was interesting to see Clooney passionately talk about charitable causes that he has supported. In the film world, renowned for glitz and glamour, acts of charity can and often do go un-noticed. However, what we are beginning to see is a growth of discreet, unlikely philanthropists.

George Clooney - The Unlikely Philanthropist of the Month?

10th January, 2014 | By Cause4 staff

I recently read an article in Esquire magazine about Hollywood star George Clooney. Alongside stories about his professional and personal life, it was interesting to see Clooney passionately talk about charitable causes that he has supported. In the film world, renowned for glitz and glamour, acts of charity can and often do go un-noticed. However, what we are beginning to see is a growth of discreet, unlikely philanthropists.

George Clooney - The Unlikely Philanthropist of the Month?

10th January, 2014 | By Cause4 staff

I recently read an article in Esquire magazine about Hollywood star George Clooney. Alongside stories about his professional and personal life, it was interesting to see Clooney passionately talk about charitable causes that he has supported. In the film world, renowned for glitz and glamour, acts of charity can and often do go un-noticed. However, what we are beginning to see is a growth of discreet, unlikely philanthropists.

Charity: our Footballers could do more

28th November, 2013 | By Cause4 staff

In 2007, Chelsea Football Club donated three cheques of £1,000 to two hospitals and a brain surgery charity. Goalkeeper Petr Cech, whose career was saved by the three organisations after

Charity: our Footballers could do more

28th November, 2013 | By Cause4 staff

In 2007, Chelsea Football Club donated three cheques of £1,000 to two hospitals and a brain surgery charity. Goalkeeper Petr Cech, whose career was saved by the three organisations after

Charity: our Footballers could do more

28th November, 2013 | By Cause4 staff

In 2007, Chelsea Football Club donated three cheques of £1,000 to two hospitals and a brain surgery charity. Goalkeeper Petr Cech, whose career was saved by the three organisations after

What tips for Trust and Bid writing?

17th October, 2013 | By Cause4 staff

Trusts and foundations are a vast and, if I’m honest, slightly mystifying concept for me. As Project Coordinator for the Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Programme my main role is to facilitate and enable to run smoothly the training that the Programme offers to both the fellows and fundraisers within arts organisations. However, another thing I’m really looking forward to is to develop my own fundraising knowledge through training with the experienced staff of Cause4 and other fundraising professionals.

What tips for Trust and Bid writing?

17th October, 2013 | By Cause4 staff

Trusts and foundations are a vast and, if I’m honest, slightly mystifying concept for me. As Project Coordinator for the Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Programme my main role is to facilitate and enable to run smoothly the training that the Programme offers to both the fellows and fundraisers within arts organisations. However, another thing I’m really looking forward to is to develop my own fundraising knowledge through training with the experienced staff of Cause4 and other fundraising professionals.

What tips for Trust and Bid writing?

17th October, 2013 | By Cause4 staff

Trusts and foundations are a vast and, if I’m honest, slightly mystifying concept for me. As Project Coordinator for the Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Programme my main role is to facilitate and enable to run smoothly the training that the Programme offers to both the fellows and fundraisers within arts organisations. However, another thing I’m really looking forward to is to develop my own fundraising knowledge through training with the experienced staff of Cause4 and other fundraising professionals.

The charitable giving of Andy Murray

10th July, 2013 | By Cause4 staff

As ‘Murray Mania’ has swept across the Cause4 office, and indeed the rest of the UK, I thought I would take this timely opportunity to look at the charitable work of our Wimbledon champion. Murray has given his time, skill, sponsorship opportunities and money to a number of charities over the past few years. As he rises to the top of his game, and thus increases his profile and influence, his support is more valuable than ever.