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The best way to support small charities – #BeATrustee – at least that’s what we think!

At Cause4, we run the Trustee Leadership Programme, encouraging over 500 people a year to become Trustees – and our own team are testament to that. Ahead of the excellent Small Charity Week (June 18-23), here are our team’s stories of being Trustees, and why we think it’s important: Michelle: For the last three years […]

Cause4′s Pick of the Month

At Cause4, we are all about celebrating successful individuals to share their talents and innovative ideas with as many people as possible. As part of this, we decided to dedicate a blog to those people we feel have gone above and beyond. Each month we will be sharing our top picks for Entrepreneurs, Trustees, Business […]

Stephen Hawking – Cosmology’s Brightest Star

Today started with a saddened tone, with newspapers declaring the passing of science’s, cosmology’s, and the universe’s brightest star, Stephen Hawking. In a heart-warming reaction to this news, the Motor Neurone Disease Association, a leading Motor Neurone Disease charity, is facing technical difficulties as it website has crashed due to the inundation of people showing […]

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 […]

100 Years Later: A Celebration of Inspiring Women

‘Once they are determined, nothing on earth and nothing in heaven will make women give way; it is impossible’ – Emmeline Pankhurst One hundred years ago, in a country ravaged by the First World War, a reformation began. On the 6th February 1918, after a campaign spanning 85 years, women over 30 were included on […]

How Becoming A Charity Trustee Can Boost Your Career

Article posted originally on MinuteHack, 11 Dec 2017  Becoming a charity trustee isn’t just for people who’ve been there, done that. It could help younger people get a leg up the career ladder. One in four of the UK’s smaller charities – and one in five larger charities – are struggling to survive.  They need […]

Is your Board on board?

One thing that has grabbed my attention since I started working in the charity sector four years ago is the lack of understanding at Board level about the importance of fundraising. Yes, there are thousands of charities out there whose success is admired across the world, but there are also organisations whose own Trustees don’t seem […]

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 […]