Posts by: Sarah Dundas

Hats off for Student RAG awards

This week saw the first national RAG awards, to celebrate the exceptional fundraising successes of students throughout the country.  Sponsored by Find, Invest, Grow (FIG) and RBS, the awards took place in Birmingham and saw prizes given in categories including ‘best event’, ‘best outreach’, ‘most innovative event’ and ‘RAG of the year’. It’s good to […]

Focusing on people, not donkeys

Now I’m all for people making their own choices when it comes to charitable giving.  But that doesn’t mean to say that I don’t think that some of those choices might be better than others. Whilst our Cause4 colleague Alice often writes about high-impact giving, I would add a bit of a stipulation to this […]

How far is too far?

There’s nothing quite like a major publicity stunt to get people talking about an arguably relatively dormant topic (in certain circles, of course).  Last week saw six Greenpeace members scale London’s tallest building, the Shard, and it did get people talking. And it worked. Most definitely, more people were talking about the problem of drilling […]

Two Charities are Better than One

Charity Choice, an online giving platform, has been in the news rather a lot recently. Firstly because of the shock figures it published last week, which showed that over the five years to 2011/12, small charities experienced an 11 per cent decline in annual income. This statistic in itself is not necessarily shocking, until we […]

SolarAid wins Google Global Impact Challenge

Last week saw the announcement of the winners of the Google Global Impact Challenge.  The Challenge was created to identify innovative projects in the UK using technology to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems. The great thing about the Global Impact Challenge was how it also engaged the public by including an award […]

The other side of the story

I love the new Christian Aid advert.  I don’t know if any of you have seen it – filmed in Sierra Leone; it is upbeat, positive, and focuses on supporting communities to help themselves. What a pleasant change from the images of starving children and ill-equipped hospitals we are bombarded with in an effort to […]

Cause4 My Antarctic Challenges are upon us

As many of you will know by now, the Cause4 team have decided to support the Shackleton Foundation, by each taking on our own ‘Antarctic’.  Through the challenge, each of the team will seek sponsorship for taking on a personal challenge, or conquering a fear. Without spending too much time thinking about it, I decided, […]

Signing up for payroll giving at Cause4

I’m a big advocate of practising what one preaches.  Which is why I’m very excited about the impending set-up of payroll giving at Cause4.  We’re always talking about what a great, tax efficient, way this is to give, and I’m delighted to be getting involved. But now comes the hard part.  How do I choose […]