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The importance of charity in different religions

Living in the UK as one of the world’s most charitable countries I have often wondered what makes people give. Our culture is not so different from other European neighbours, yet our charitable giving is higher. The UK, Ireland and the Netherlands are Europe’s most charitable countries, with the UK coming in at number 11 […]

A quick guide to becoming a Trustee

Have a look at our guide on becoming a Trustee! If you are interested in our Trustee Leadership Programme, currently delivered in London, the Midlands, Manchester, Bristol and Glasgow please do get in touch on trusteeleadership@cause4.co.uk. Bespoke programmes for charities and companies can also be discussed.

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 […]

The Nightmare Before Christmas – Halloween Fundraising Ideas!

Here at Cause4, we love hearing about all the weird, wacky and wonderful fundraising ideas people come up with. As Halloween creeps around the corner, here are some of our favourites to give you some inspiration! Pumpkins Galore It comes as no surprise that many people embrace the humble gourd and take it to new […]

All Work No Pay: Charities’ Unpaid Interns

A former development intern, Rachel Woodford, previously wrote a blog on ‘Unpaid Internships: Experience or Exploitation’ in 2012. Having read this, I was inspired to see how much this situation has evolved within the last four years. Indeed, more than ever in our current climate, job hunting is challenging and presents high expectations for prospective employees. […]

Tangible Benefits: What is the true value of heritage?

The story of England is written in its stones, bricks and landscapes. From period novels, dramas and films to descriptions like the above (from English Heritage) Britain’s long and turbulent history is something that has long captured the imaginations of both natives and tourists. Charities in general face a constant struggle to make themselves seem […]

Should Charities Commit to Crowdfunding?

A recent report by Nesta seeks to understand the opportunities and challenges in crowdfunding for good causes. The research surveyed more than 450 charities, community groups and social entrepreneurs on their perceptions, awareness and usage of crowdfunding.1 Crowdfunding projects can be hugely popular, giving power to the people. Even apparently niche campaigns, such as a […]