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Cause4's December Pick of the Month

2nd December, 2019 | By Naomi Chapman

Somehow, we’ve reached our final Pick of the Month for 2019. Where has the year gone? 

We’ve saved some phenomenal work across the charity sector for our final Pick of the Month of the year, so heat up some mulled wine and scroll on… 

 

Social Entrepreneur of the Month: Alex Stephany – Beam

 

The 2019 Charity Digital Skills Report highlights urgent need to develop tech-savvy Boards

20th June, 2019 | By Poppy Facer

For three years now, the Skills Platform, in partnership with Zoe Amar Digital has released a national report to assess digital competence across the charity sector. This year's survey received 540 responses from charities with income ranging from below £10,000 to above £10million and disappointingly, several key points measured demonstrated very limited progress or a decline in overall digital skills and preparedness.

Stephen Hawking - Cosmology's Brightest Star

14th March, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

Today started with a saddened tone, with newspapers declaring the passing of science’s, cosmology’s, and the universe’s brightest star, Stephen Hawking.

GoodBox is Leading the Way for Cashless Donations to Charities

28th February, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

Towards the end of last year, I was closely monitoring the growth of a new start-up, GoodBox, which is on a mission to pioneer the fundraising sector with contactless donation platforms.

The company is currently offering three products that allow donors to ‘Tap to Give’ – i.e. donate to charities through contactless technology – and is preparing to fully launch later in 2018.

Stopping the illegal ivory trade

21st February, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

A recent news piece that caught my eye was the announcement that Hong Kong has taken a significant step forward in aiding international conservation, by committing to phasing out domestic ivory trade by 2021, and increasing the maximum penalty for wildlife crimes to ten years.

Cause4 Team’s Response to Oxfam Scandal

14th February, 2018 | By Emily Clarke

It’s a scandal fit for our times. After Weinstein, Westminster, and the Presidents Club, the fact that senior aid workers for Oxfam in Haiti and Chad perpetrated abuse against vulnerable women is yet another example of privileged men using their power to exploit those who are dependent on their work.

100 Years Later: A Celebration of Inspiring Women

9th February, 2018 | By Emily Clarke

‘Once they are determined, nothing on earth and nothing in heaven will make women give way; it is impossible’ – Emmeline Pankhurst

One hundred years ago, in a country ravaged by the First World War, a reformation began. On the 6th February 1918, after a campaign spanning 85 years, women over 30 were included on the UK electorate for the first time – beginning a century of increasing gender equality, from the Abortion Law Reform Bill, to The Equal Pay and Sex Discrimination Acts.

Build back trust in charities? Presidents Club antics can be no more

29th January, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

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In an era of #MeToo, #TimesUp and a second anniversary Women’s March taking place only this weekend, it seems rather unbelievable that a ‘Men Only’ charity gala took place in 2018, exactly 100 years after some women won suffrage.

Provocation Paper, More than Grants – A reaction

24th January, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

Dan Corry, CEO of New Philanthropy Capital, and Paul Streets, CEO of Lloyds Bank Foundation, have published More Than Grants, a ‘provocation paper’ arguing that grant makers should think beyond the money and provide further resources in order to support the charitable sector in the UK.

The importance of charity in different religions

19th January, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

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.

A quick guide to becoming a Trustee

11th January, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

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. Bespoke programmes for charities and companies can also be discussed!

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