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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.

Cause4 responds to #charitysowhite

27th August, 2019 | By Naomi Chapman

Cause4 responds to the trending of #charitysowhite last week, and reflects on diversity in the charity industry.

5 Techniques to Optimise your Online Fundraising Results

18th November, 2016 | By Cause4 staff

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.

All Work No Pay: Charities’ Unpaid Interns

15th November, 2016 | By Cause4 staff

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

8th November, 2016 | By Cause4 staff

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 Lets Travel Services.

Funding The Garden Bridge: public good or crossing into murky waters?

27th October, 2016 | By Cause4 staff

Camilla TetleyThe Garden Bridge project has promised Londoners the luxury of a beautiful green space, filled with luscious trees and plants stretching 367 meters across the Thames.1 The bridge is currently estimated to cost £185m, and many questions surround its funding (via The Garden Brid

Challenging a Culture: Mental Illness in Males Campaigns for Change

24th October, 2016 | By Cause4 staff

This month on 10th October marked the 25th World Mental Health Day; a day dedicated to the education, awareness and activism against the social stigma associated with mental health issues.

Lunchbox - using tiny taps to feed the world

23rd September, 2016 | By Cause4 staff

This article is authored by James Wood at Lunchbox.

We arlunchboxe a society that loves giving to charity. In the UK, 80% of us donate on a regular basis, giving over £12 billion to charities each year. However, as technologies adapt and evolve, charities could be doing so much more to make donating a simple, effortless act.

Tangible Benefits: What is the true value of heritage?

11th August, 2016 | By Cause4 staff

Georgina WadhamThe story of England is written in its stones, bricks and landscapes.

From period novels, dramas and films to descriptions like the above (from English Heritage) Britain’s long and turbulent history is something that has long captured the imaginations of both natives and tourists.

From Corporate Social Responsibility to Responsible, Purposeful Business

5th August, 2016 | By Cause4 staff

Certified B Corporations must meet rigorous standards of social and environmental responsibility. Cause4 and the ninety-six other UK businesses that have achieved B Corporation status must consider the impact of their decisions. This requires looking beyond shareholders to their stakeholders, including workers, suppliers, consumers and also the community and the environment.

Should Charities Commit to Crowdfunding?

3rd August, 2016 | By Cause4 staff

A recent report by Nesta seeks to understand the opportunities and challenges in crowdfunding for good causes. The research surveyed more than 450 charities, community groups and social entrepreneurs on their perceptions, awareness and usage of crowdfunding.1

When the whole is greater than the sum of the parts

27th July, 2016 | By Cause4 staff

This article is authored by Alex Day, Director of The Big Give.

More people are likely to donate to charity and give more money if they know their donation will be match-funded, a new report has found. In this blog post, Alex Day delves deeper into research the Big Give recently commissioned about the power of match-funding.