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Survivor’s Guilt: Should Charity Campaigns be Wary of those Affected by the Cause?

Tuesday night’s Celebrity Bake Off for Stand up to Cancer was a tough watch. Not because of the disastrous bakes, but for the charity campaign video in the middle of the episode. This week featured a young boy, who having survived cancer once, unfortunately passed away when it later returned. In between his diagnoses, his […]

Cause4 Team’s Response to Oxfam Scandal

Emily It’s a scandal fit for our times. After Weinstein, Westminster, and the Presidents Club, the fact that senior aid workers for Oxfam in Haiti and Chad perpetrated abuse against vulnerable women is yet another example of privileged men using their power to exploit those who are dependent on their work. Yet the Oxfam scandal […]

Bah Humbug! Why helping the homeless is for life, not just for Christmas

With a chill in the air, and frost biting at our toes, the festive season is fast approaching – and alongside it, woolly jumpers, warm mulled wine, and increased charitable giving. This year’s UK Giving Report from the Charities Aid Foundation showed that, like other years, the winter months of November and December 2016 saw […]

Deeds AND Words: telling stories to promote women’s charities

On a chilly day in January 2017, millions of people took to the streets across the world in an international day of solidarity for the protection of women’s rights. As stories of this mass movement took the global media by storm, one thing stood out from the narratives of the Women’s March: the power of […]

The Cause4 Forecast for 2017

Last June, the Cause4 team pooled out collective ideas and perspectives in our post ‘The Reality of Brexit for the Charitable Sector’ and did our best to offer calm, collected views about what the referendum result meant for the future of charitable giving in the UK, and for the charitable sector itself. Now, six months and […]

The #iwill Fund: will it or won’t it?

The £50m #iwill Fund was recently set up by Step Up to Serve and was made available in November 2016, with the aim to get 60% of 10-20 year olds involved in social action by 2020. This Seed Fund gives grants to create activities that will “transform the culture of community engagement”.1 Originally, £40m was provided […]