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Pick of the Month - July 2021

1st July, 2021 | By Edward Drew

This month, we spoke with a Charity Leader advocating for the power that girls have as community leaders, and a Fellow who’s harnessing her knowledge to help drive fundraising at the country’s largest arts centre. Who will inspire you?

The End of the Road - What you need to know about shutting down a charity

20th October, 2021 | By Erin Hughes

When you decide to become a charity Trustee, it's unlikely you're thinking about the possibility of closing your charity - unfortunately, however, it isn't uncommon. Here, we guide you through your legal responsibilities if you have to close down a charity, and how to manage the process effectively.

The End of the Road - What you need to know about shutting down a charity

20th October, 2021 | By Erin Hughes

When you decide to become a charity Trustee, it's unlikely you're thinking about the possibility of closing your charity - unfortunately, however, it isn't uncommon. Here, we guide you through your legal responsibilities if you have to close down a charity, and how to manage the process effectively.

Constructive criticism: what the charity sector can learn from the Fundraising Regulator Complaints Report

13th October, 2021 | By Erin Hughes

The Fundraising Regulator recently published its Complaints Report, which shares insights into the broad trends of fundraising complaints in the UK from April 2020 to March 2021. The aim of the report is to identify areas of fundraising practice which may require improvement or expertise, to help the charity sector to continue fundraising ethically and effectively.

Pick of the Month - October 2021

11th October, 2021 | By Erin Hughes

As the nights draw in and the pumpkin spice calls, this month we meet a Trustee campaigning for better rights for Disabled people, a social entrepreneur fighting throw-away culture with luxury sustainable fashion, and a charity leader helping refugees to make new lives as part of their community.

Gift Aid: just a box ticking exercise?

7th October, 2021 | By Erin Hughes

The 7th October 2021 is Charity Gift Aid Awareness Day, a campaign that aims to reduce unclaimed and mis-claimed Gift Aid across the sector. To mark this day, we've put together a run down of what Gift Aid is, and how to make the most of it legally.

Kickstarting a charity sector career with the Development Fellowship

9th September, 2021 | By Naomi Chapman

Have you seen that Cause4 is hiring? To help you gain an understanding of the unique two-year Fellowship, we asked existing staff who are on, or have completed the programme, to share their thoughts.

Pick of the Month - September 2021

8th September, 2021 | By Erin Hughes

The schools are back, the leaves are changing colour, and the glorious autumn sun is glowing. This month we meet a refugee supporting refugees and migrants into employment, a charity leader with a mission to make hygiene products universally accessible in the UK, and a Trustee who just wanted to give his free time to benefit other people.

The potential for legacy giving in arts fundraising

1st September, 2021 | By Naomi Chapman

This Remember a Charity Week, we reflect on the often missed potential of legacy giving in arts fundraising.

Pick of the Month - August 2021

4th August, 2021 | By Edward Drew

Happy August! With summer sunshine (or rain!) beaming down, we spoke with a Trustee who decided to Chair an arts organisation she loves, and a Social Entrepreneur innovating and investing in climate-smart affordable housing – congratulations to all who have been featured!

CAF World Giving Report 2021: A Pandemic Special

2nd August, 2021 | By Edward Drew

How has the pandemic impacted global generosity? In this blog, the Cause4 team respond to the CAF World Giving Report 2021 and what it means for your charity.

Supporting Organisational Resilience in the Aftermath of Covid-19

29th July, 2021 | By Naomi Chapman

In 2010, outgoing Arts Council England Executive Director Mark Robinson wrote a key paper entitled “Making Adaptive Resilience Real”, considering the features of a resilient arts organisation and how these could be fostered through organisational and sector leadership. More than 10 years later – and following a significant disruption to the sector due to Covid-19 – how can leaders ensure these features are in place?

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