Erin Hughes

Development Associate

Erin joined Cause4 as a Development Associate in September 2020, after spending 2 years as a Community Fundraiser for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity. Prior to this, Erin trained as a classical singer and spent a number of years working professionally in opera, including with English Touring Opera and Opera North in the UK, as well as productions around the world, including in China and Mexico.

Erin is currently studying towards a BSc in Psychology with the Open University and is focussing her final year research piece on philanthropy and attitudes to charitable giving. Her interest in the charity sector began when she worked to create a support choir in Stafford, for people who had been affected by cancer. Since then, Erin has started another choir, for children, and has worked with a number of small Not-for-Profit organisations to develop their fundraising and communications strategy.

She is interested in the wide variety of charitable causes and what makes people choose where they will give their support.


Posts by Erin Hughes

Pick of the Month - September 2021

8th September, 2021 | By Erin Hughes

The schools are back, the leaves are changing colour, and the glorious autumn sun is glowing. This month we meet a refugee supporting refugees and migrants into employment, a charity leader with a mission to make hygiene products universally accessible in the UK, and a Trustee who just wanted to give his free time to benefit other people.

Food for the soul - the case for social prescribing in Covid recovery and beyond

21st July, 2021 | By Erin Hughes

Vaccination programmes to immunise. Curriculum catch-ups for exams. Eat out schemes for the economy. Can charities offer the recovery plan for our souls?

 A changing landscape? How the heritage sector adapted in 2020

10th June, 2021 | By Erin Hughes

To celebrate Heritage Compass applications being open again, we take a look at a few heritage organisations that have used the challenging year of lockdown as an opportunity to re-invent themselves, or re-think their offering.

Lessons from Social Entrepreneurship in 2020

26th January, 2021 | By Erin Hughes

In 2020 Cause4 had the great pleasure of being inspired by our Social Entrepreneurs of the Month. Here, we look back at some of the Social Entrpreneurs we met in 2020.

What is safeguarding, and why is it important for Trustees?

4th November, 2020 | By Erin Hughes

Safeguarding is an important part of the role of every Trustee. But what is it, who needs to be safeguarded, and how can Trustees ensure that they are fulfilling this role properly?

Peer-networking in a Digital Environment

6th October, 2020 | By Erin Hughes

Making mutually beneficial business connections in the digital environment


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