Posts by: Alice Hopkins

Young People in the Arts – Better Lives: the Social Impact of the Arts

Today, creative and cultural organisations across the UK are increasingly investing their time and money in engagement and learning work. This involves taking work out of conventional spaces like galleries or auditoriums and into the communities surrounding them, inviting access from new audiences and breaking down barriers to participation.

An Evening with Paul Amadi

Last month, Cause4 was delighted to welcome Paul Amadi to its offices as part of ‘An Evening With’, a series of monthly talks by professionals and leaders in the charitable sector.

Paul is Executive Director of Fundraising at the MS Society and is a highly experienced fundraiser and sector leader. In the past he has also worked in director roles at Diabetes UK and the NSPCC.

How important is impact investment in solving major social and environmental issues?

Impact investment occurs when an investment is made by companies or organisations with the intention of generating measurable social or environmental impact alongside a financial return.

I attended an evening with Warwick Finance: ‘Balancing investment scales – does social impact hinder profitability?’ where it was described as both an ‘early’ and ‘evolving’ sector, one that experts envisage growing confidently.

Talking Peace Festival: An interview with International Alert

World Peace Day, or the International Day of Peace, is an annual celebration which aims to commemorate and strengthen ideals of peace across the globe. Every year on the 21st of September countless events are held all over the world to celebrate and raise awareness about the day.

The Future of Voluntourism

After my own positive experience as a volunteer with Challenges Abroad, a student volunteering organisation with charitable aims, I have became aware of the booming industry of voluntourism.