Yearly Archives: 2012

The twelve Philanthropists of 2012

Christmas is a time for giving. Cause4 thought it a ripe and fitting time to celebrate 12 of the greatest philanthropists of 2012. These fine givers should inspire us all when it comes to making New Year’s resolutions in the coming days: 1. Joe Hart – world-renowned footballer Joe Hart gave valuable time to give […]

Internships: Experience or Exploitation?

I am feeling reflective (and a little sad) as my time at Cause4 as a Development Intern draws to a close. The past four months have been somewhat of a shock to my previously student body…I seemed to hit the ground running back in September when I was faced with the reality of working life, […]

Gift Aid gets digital in 2013

Back in the Summer I told you about the Small Charitable Donations Bill, the Government’s planned changes to Gift Aid laws that will enable charities and community amateur sports clubs (CASCs) to claim Gift Aid on small donations up to £20 received in circumstances where it is difficult to ask the donor to fill in […]

Democratising Philanthropy

DCMS today published the third and final of its Philanthropy reports. With the theme of ‘Digital Giving in the Arts’, and a title of ‘Democratising Philanthropy’, the report’s author, Matthew Bowcock sets out to examine the role technology has to play in mobilising effective individual giving in the arts, and does so, I think in […]

Driving Dogs: Barking Mad or Brilliant PR?

Unless you’ve been living in a hole for the past few days, you’ve probably seen the recent videos of rescue dogs learning to drive in New Zealand. The idea behind the stunt, devised by Kiwi charity SPCA, is to demonstrate just how intelligent dogs can be, thereby encouraging people to adopt them into loving homes. […]

A Dramacular Name Change?

THE BIG NEWS that the Macular Disease Society is to drop the ‘D-word’ from its name has spread like wildfire throughout the third sector. Designed to raise satisfaction levels among members and donors, should the announcement actually be raising eyebrows? The rebrand means that the charity, the biggest patient member organisation in the sight-loss sector, will be known […]

No Christmas cheer for charities

New figures released this week reveal more woe for Britain’s already beleaguered charities. Latest figures from CAF suggest that 1 in 6 charities will be forced to close in 2013 as support from government and donations falls and the cost of delivering their services continues to rise. On the back of recent revelations that donations […]

Next generation fundraising and philanthropy

Last Thursday we were delighted to welcome Keith Nichol, Head of Philanthropy and Fundraising at the DCMS to Cause4 for our regular ‘Evening With’ speakers’ series. Keith was able not only to give the team a fascinating insight into life at DCMS, but also to offer some much-appreciated advice, especially to us trainee fundraisers who […]