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The Female Leadership Gap in Fundraising: What can we do?

28th April, 2020 | By Frances Campbell

The Institute of Fundraising’s latest report ‘Missing Out: Understanding the female leadership gap in fundraising’ provides detail on how gender is affecting the ability of women to reach the top jobs.

Charity Interns: A New Way of Bringing Talent to the Sector?

23rd February, 2024 | By Thomas Williams

Charity Interns, supported by NCVO, is looking to give professionals from outside the sector a helping hand at the start of their charity careers. Given the ongoing recruitment troubles that the charity sector is facing, this is welcome news. This blog takes a look at the programme and asks, ‘what can Charity Interns offer to the sector and teach us about combatting recruitment issues?’.

 

Charity Interns: A New Way of Bringing Talent to the Sector?

23rd February, 2024 | By Thomas Williams

Charity Interns, supported by NCVO, is looking to give professionals from outside the sector a helping hand at the start of their charity careers. Given the ongoing recruitment troubles that the charity sector is facing, this is welcome news. This blog takes a look at the programme and asks, ‘what can Charity Interns offer to the sector and teach us about combatting recruitment issues?’.

 

Pick of the Month – February 2024

1st February, 2024 | By Lucy Pratt

There is no doubt that we are currently living in challenging times – stabilising post-pandemic as we grapple with cost-of-living crisis is tough. February's Picks are working tirelessly to support various community groups, providing arts engagement, essential provisions, care services and general advocacy. We're inspired by their work!

Pick of the Month – January 2024

5th January, 2024 | By Lucy Pratt

Happy New Year! We're kicking off 2024 in brilliant style with a Pick of the Month feature with perspectives from various sectors including the arts, education and health. 

Pick of the Month – December 2023

12th December, 2023 | By Lucy Pratt

To round off the year, we've got four more picks to share with you – from sports and wellness to community arts and carnival! Each individual is doing exemplary work in their area, leading their organisation with evident commitment and interest. Read the full piece to hear more about their experience, as well as some brilliant advice for emerging and/or prospective leaders! 

Pick of the Month – October 2023

4th October, 2023 | By Lucy Pratt

October's Pick of the Month feature some brilliant work across the arts and social sector, with some bold leaders doing great work to build better eqaulity, diversity and inclusion in their sectors. We're delighted to spotlight them and share their insight and experience with you!

Pick of the Month – September 2023

13th September, 2023 | By Lucy Pratt

This month, we've got a real range of organisations represented by each of our Picks – from diving heritage to South Asian arts! September's Picks are united in their commitment to positive change in their respective sectors. We had some really insightful conversations this month, with some great nuggets of wisdom for you to reflect on.

10 Years of TLP – An Interview with Michelle Wright

31st August, 2023 | By Lucy Pratt

This month, Cause4 are celebrating 10 years of the Trustee Leadership Programme, which was launched in 2013 to address the lack of effective and engaging governance training in the sector and seek to answer the question: How can I become an effective charity trustee?

To kick-off this month of celebrations, we decided to interview the programme founder, Michelle Wright, to understand why she started the programme in the first place, and what she envisions for the future of trusteeship. 

LGBTQIA+ Communities, Governance and the Charity Sector

31st August, 2023 | By Lucy Pratt

The benefits of a more diverse charity sector, amongst donors, charity staff and Grantmakers alike, is well known. It allows for a larger talent pool for recruitment, new perspectives, more astute decision-making and a general improvement in performance via increased engagement and trust. Are we doing enough to engage LGBTQIA+ Trustees?

Pick of the Month – August 2023

1st August, 2023 | By Lucy Pratt

August's Pick of the Month explores sectors from sport to wellbeing with leaders, trustees and entrepreneurs working hard to create change for communities and individuals alike. Despite each of our Picks working in very different areas, they all highlighted the value of curiosity and patience in the professional journey. Take a read of the full piece to gain more insight from each Pick – we admire all of their work and experience!

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