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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 […]

Making Funds Count for Digital Success

The Transform Foundation has just announced its 2017 Charity Website Grants Programme, giving £18,000 to charities to redevelop their websites. The programme was designed to “help charities achieve best practice with their digital presence in order to optimise the online experience for supporters, service users and other stakeholders.” The fund is open to smaller charities […]

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 […]

In Support of #GivingTuesday

Forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday, as today marks the UK’s 3rd #givingtuesday; the internationally celebrated day of giving that sees people across the world coming together to make a difference. Giving Tuesday has become a staple in our diary, partly in response to the rampant commercialisation and consumerism in the post-Thanksgiving season.  The movement […]

5 Techniques to Optimise your Online Fundraising Results

One thing that grabbed my attention when working on a recent project was that a number of non-profit organisations’ websites failed to maximise their online fundraising as a donation channel. This is something we have talked about before and which will continue to be relevant and important. When it comes to generating online donations, there […]

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. […]

Philanthropy in Business – An Interview with Chirag Golwala, Founder & CEO of Let’s Travel Services

In today’s world, philanthropy is almost demanded of the wealthy in the same way that socially responsible behaviour is expected of companies. With such deep-rooted inequality, society is increasingly expectant that large sums of wealth are directed to help serve a public good. I recently spoke with Chirag Golwala, Founder and CEO of TripCenter.NET and […]