Michelle writes for HR News

16 November 2017

Becoming a Charity Trustee - for everyone's benefit

Emily writes for FemaleFirst

3 November 2017

Are You An Imposter? Why So Many Struggle With Self-Belief

70% of people have experienced feelings of being a fraud at work.

Michelle speaks to Gazprom Energy about the Importance of Mentoring

30 October 2017

To mark National Mentoring Day, our founder and CEO, Michelle Wright, took time to talk to leading business energy supplier, Gazprom Energy, about the important role mentors can play in the growth and development of small businesses.

As part of a panel of industry experts, mentors and mentees, Michelle detailed how matching the right mentor to the right business could offer a multitude of benefits. Michelle went on to discuss some of the schemes which help match the two parties in the mentoring relationship.

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy is Recruiting

26 October 2017

Head of Programme, Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy (AFP)

The Head of Programme will work closely with Cause4’s CEO, who is also Programme Director for the AFP Programme, to deliver the aims and objectives of the Programme as AFP is to become a National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) and Sector Support Organisation (SSO) from April 2018 – 2022.

Hos Quadrum Vulputate

13 October 2017

Brevitas roto torqueo valetudo voco. Cogo dolore jus paratus patria singularis sino utrum valde virtus. Eros mauris olim pala pneum refoveo roto.

Brevitas distineo et huic meus paratus zelus. Illum mauris voco zelus. Esca feugiat modo torqueo vulputate. Accumsan duis nunc ut. In iriure metuo nostrud pecus quadrum quae veniam.

Michelle speaks with MissionBox

27 September 2017

Six Ways to Attract Donations From People Who Don't Carry Cash 

How can you make sure you're not missing out on donations? 

Emerging Chairs - A new programme to support those taking on charity leadership roles!

21 September 2017

The acclaimed Trustee Leadership Programme is now launching an enriching career development opportunity offered over three sessions to cover the key considerations and skills needed when chairing a Board of Trustees.

Too often Trustees find themselves chairing a Board with the ultimate responsibility for the charity’s success and sustainability but with little support or training. Just as with any organisation, the buck stops with its leadership and Chairs of charities need to feel empowered to know what is expected of them and to increase their support network.

Cause4 is recruiting an Office Manager (maternity cover)

18 September 2017

JOB TITLE:   Office Manager (maternity cover)

REPORTING TO:   Chief Executive, Cause4

JOB PURPOSE:   The role of the Office Manager is to support the Senior Management Team by providing general office management and administrative support, and to maintain the smooth functioning of our central London office building at Artillery Passage, E1.  This is a key coordination role in a small, friendly team, to support the efficient running of our office.

START DATES:   Friday 24 and Monday 27 November 2017 for handover with post holder (tbc)

Michelle speaks to Professional Manager

6 September 2017

“I knew from the first day they were the wrong fit”

You’re new to management and keen to develop a winning culture. Tip one: hire the right people.

Once the disciplinary meeting had finished, Michelle Wright knew she’d made a mistake. It wasn’t her who’d been the subject of the meeting, however, but one of her employees.

Wright’s mistake had simply been not intervening early enough to manage the situation and stop it getting so bad.

Michelle writes for The HR Director

6 September 2017

Once More, With Meaning

Charity leaders often find themselves between a rock and a hard place. We need to be more business-like to maintain a sustainable cashflow, but we’re also under scrutiny to prove that our charity is a fundraising organisation. For many in the not-for-profit sector, ‘commercial’ is an uncomfortable term and, undoubtedly, the nature of corporate giving has become more complex.

A great overview of Opera Ventures by the Financial Times

4 September 2017

                                       Funding opera: direct to the stage

At a time when many opera houses are running into financial difficulties, a group of philanthropists is backing a charity that, with no offices and a tiny staff, staged its first opera — a new production of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Greek — in August at this year’s Edinburgh International Festival.

Michelle writes for The Association of MBAs

30 August 2017

Five Mindful Cost Cutting Tips to Help Cultivate Small Businesses

Trustee Leadership Programme Newsletter: August 2017

25 August 2017

Welcome to the Trustee Leadership Programme Newsletter! This newsletter gives updates from within the charity sector and our upcoming events.

Michelle Writes for BusinessZone about mentoring

21 August 2017

There are many schemes offering business mentoring for new enterprises. It seems that mentoring is the new buzzword and that everyone wants to be a mentor – but is it as easy as it seems?

I’ve been lucky enough to be involved in setting up a programme for Santander Breakthrough in relation to mentoring female business leaders. I jumped at the chance, as often I find that female entrepreneurs can lack confidence in venturing out into entrepreneurship, seeing the risks as too high. The huge difference in this programme was that it was to be run by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

Michelle speaks with Natwest ContentLive

21 July 2017

Being in business doesn’t mean you can’t play to your moral strengths. Meet the women who have turned their values into profitable enterprises.

Social enterprises are businesses set up to do good in the world. But, unlike charities, they can also make a commercial profit. Some 40% of UK social enterprises are led by women, and twice as many women are running social enterprises than leading conventional small businesses. We met some of them.

Playing a different tune