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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change Competition

100&Change is a MacArthur Foundation competition for a $100 million grant to fund a single proposal that promises real and measurable progress in solving a critical problem of our time, in any problem area. From nearly 2,000 applications, four finalists have been selected, and are due to present their solutions at a live event in […]

Are you looking after your donors?

In light of the recent email hiccup by Wateraid, which saw the multi-million-pound international development charity accidentally send out an event reminder to almost everyone on its email list, I decided to share my thoughts on charity stewardship, expressing why I think donor cultivation is an absolute must when it comes to increasing your income. […]

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 […]

Has storytelling come of age in Arts Fundraising?

The Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy programme has worked over the last four years to transform fundraising by developing innovative and efficient solutions for cultural fundraisers’ needs. Underpinning our work has been a commitment to providing quality affordable professional development and training to help support individuals and organisations develop their capacity to generate more income. Every […]