Posts by: Louisa Munro

NCVO 2018 Almanac – A Response

  The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has released its 2018 Civil Society Almanac. First published in 1996, the resource gives an overview of the British voluntary sector, including its finances, workforce and volunteering, as well as long term trends in the sector. Below are the nine key points taken from the 2018 edition: […]

Stopping the illegal ivory trade

A recent news piece that caught my eye was the announcement that Hong Kong has taken a significant step forward in aiding international conservation, by phasing out domestic ivory trade by 2021, and increasing the maximum penalty for wildlife crimes to ten years. Elephant poaching is a severe issue, and one that is increasingly facing […]

Provocation Paper, More than Grants – A reaction

  Dan Corry, CEO of New Philanthropy Capital, and Paul Streets, CEO of Lloyds Bank Foundation, have published More Than Grants, a ‘provocation paper’ arguing that grant makers should think beyond the money and provide further resources in order to support the charitable sector in the UK. As Corry and Streets state – grant makers’ […]

The importance of charity in different religions

Living in the UK as one of the world’s most charitable countries I have often wondered what makes people give. Our culture is not so different from other European neighbours, yet our charitable giving is higher. The UK, Ireland and the Netherlands are Europe’s most charitable countries, with the UK coming in at number 11 […]

International aid cash transfers – an effective tool for independence, or a waste of British taxpayers’ money?

Entwined with the history of imperialism is how richer countries give money to poorer countries – something they have been doing in various ways since the 19th century.[1] People usually think of international giving as programmes or aid goods packages, however a growing trend is appearing to complement or replace these interventions – cash transfers. […]

The Nightmare Before Christmas – Halloween Fundraising Ideas!

Here at Cause4, we love hearing about all the weird, wacky and wonderful fundraising ideas people come up with. As Halloween creeps around the corner, here are some of our favourites to give you some inspiration! Pumpkins Galore It comes as no surprise that many people embrace the humble gourd and take it to new […]

Giving through gaming – a cutting edge initiative?

Successful fundraising is key to any charity’s success, yet recently I have found that it is the operational aspects that many struggle with. This could be due to several factors, yet the increasing competition from the growing amount of charities[1] is undoubtedly an issue in securing both funding and the public’s attention. Innovation and creativity […]