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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.

Pick of the Month – June 2024

3rd June, 2024 | By Lucy Pratt

This month, we shine a light on three remarkable individuals who are using their skills and dedication to make a positive impact on the world. Each profile features insights from the individuals themselves, including their motivations, challenges, and aspirations. Find out more about Change Please, Pavilion Dance South West, and Catch22 below!

Pick of the Month – June 2024

3rd June, 2024 | By Lucy Pratt

This month, we shine a light on three remarkable individuals who are using their skills and dedication to make a positive impact on the world. Each profile features insights from the individuals themselves, including their motivations, challenges, and aspirations. Find out more about Change Please, Pavilion Dance South West, and Catch22 below!

Pick of the Month – May 2024

30th April, 2024 | By Lucy Pratt

Welcome back. In May's Pick of the Month, we had the pleasure of learning about work in areas including the arts; health and wellbeing; heritage and woman's empowerment. They're a diverse range of leaders, each with a unique prespective – read on to learn from their expertise and experience! 

5 Challenges of Being a Charity Trustee and How to Overcome Them

24th April, 2024 | By Thomas Williams

In this blog, we look at the challenges of being a charity trustee and what training is available to support trustees. 

Preparing for a Trustee Interview

8th April, 2024

With nearly 170,000 registered charities in the UK and a further 20,000 organisations with charitable status, trustees play a crucial role in ensuring that the organisations they govern operate effectively, ethically, and in the best interests of its beneficiaries and the broader community. Their commitment and dedication are essential to the impact and sustainable function of charities and non-profits.

Pick of the Month – April 2024

1st April, 2024 | By Lucy Pratt

This month, our Picks come from all corners of the charity sector – from basketball to baking! It's promising to see so many indviduals finding creative ways to support and develop communities. 

Purpose, Potential and Progress: 6 Benefits of Trusteeship 

21st March, 2024 | By Lucy Pratt

Becoming a trustee is daunting for the uninitiated. Simultaneously, new trustees must find time to fit their role around existing commitments, ensure they understand complex regulatory information from the Charity Commission, and get up to speed with the charity and their fellow board members… It’s undoubtedly overwhelming.

Nonetheless, being a trustee can be hugely rewarding, with a whole host of benefits for your professional and personal life. Trusteeship is absolutely a worthwhile commitment; this article outlines six of the key benefits. 

Pick of the Month – March 2024

4th March, 2024 | By Lucy Pratt

March's Pick of the Month sees individuals from a diverse range of charitable areas – from youth engagement to regional theatre! We're delighted to be able to learn from their varied experience... there are some brilliant pearls of wisdom to be found in this month's piece!

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. 

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