Work Area: Fundraising dinners

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Build back trust in charities? Presidents Club antics can be no more

In an era of #MeToo, #TimesUp and a second anniversary Women’s March taking place only this weekend, it seems rather unbelievable that a ‘Men Only’ charity gala took place in 2018, exactly 100 years after some women won suffrage. Yet with the world’s ears pricked up to institutional sexual harassment, this week’s Financial Times exposé […]

Rise in Corporate Giving, But is There More To Do?


The 2014 CAF report into Corporate Giving by the FTSE 100 was released last week and makes unmissable reading for anyone working in the not-for-profit sector. The overall headline is that corporate giving has increased since 2007, during which time twice as many companies have increased their donations as have decreased them and overall donations have increased at a faster rate than pre-tax profit. Sounds great doesn’t it, but on closer examination the report reveals a slightly more nuanced picture:

Is there a golden ratio for a charity’s fundraising strategy?

At Cause4 we note that in the world of fundraising, there are seven major sources of funding. Most usually charities build a portfolio across a combination of Trusts & Foundations, Statutory, Major Donors, Corporate Sponsors, Legacies, Sponsorship Events and the General Public. Most charities will focus their efforts on just a few of these funding […]

Fundraising dinners – all the rage?

There is no stopping Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. Having successfully persuaded their American peers into donating billions through their ‘Giving Pledge’, they are now facing East.  Shortly they will be hosting an exclusive dinner in Beijing for Chinese tycoons to exchange ideas about their philanthropic work –out of which many predict a new rise […]