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Behind the Cause Podcast – Episode 06


Andrew and Lynne, two of the driven and dedicated trustees from New Futures Nepal joined us on  a recent Behind the Cause podcast recording. They told us about how the charity started 20 years ago and the work their teams have done over the years, as well as the impact they have had in Nepal and how the £2million plus the charity has raised has made such a difference to the lives of those living in Nepal. It’s a humbling and impressive episode.


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Behind the Cause – Women’s Day Special – Episode 05


To mark International Women’s Day, we were joined by three wonderful women who are all involved with good causes that support and help women and girls in the midlands. Jaime Richards from Coventry Haven, Char Bevan from Flourish and Beverley Gilbert from Cohort 4. They shared the work that their charities do to help women through abuse and struggles with self-confidence, as well as describing their paths that led them to where they are now, doing the brilliant things that they do.

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Behind the Cause Podcast – Episode 04


The brilliant Dave Jacob-Lloyd and Harry Finch from the charity It’s Time, discuss starting a charity from scratch with a host of skilled individuals linked together by the commonality of parental loss. They also talk through the difficulties of juggling a charity when having full time jobs, the benefits that working with Make Good Grow has brought them and finding ways in dealing with their own grief and trauma through helping others.


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Behind the Cause Podcast – Episode 03


We were joined by the tour de force that is Tina Costello from Heart of England Community Foundation. Tina told us all about how the Heart of England Community Foundation responded under unprecedented circumstances when the pandemic hit the UK and ended up supporting more than 3,600 good causes with just over £6million in funding. She tells us what drives her to do the work she does and how proud she is of her team and the grassroots causes that work tirelessly for our local communities.

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Behind the Cause Podcast – Episode 02


We were joined by Ryan Jackson from the Lily Mae Foundation. He told us about the heartbreaking journey to setting up the charity, how the work they do has grown and adapted over the past year and how, whilst they wish they did not have to exist, they are so glad they are there to support families around the UK who experience baby loss.

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Savvy SEO supports SheBeasts with SEO expertise


The detail and quality of support that Sonia has gone in to for SheBeasts is absolutely fantastic – for a Good Cause of this size to be able to benefit from this level of professional advice and support is exactly why Make Good Grow exists and we’re so grateful to Savvy SEO for giving up their time and expertise and being part of our community of Good Businesses.

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5 Pointers to Produce a Perfect Pledge

  • Businesses want to give back. 
  • People want to make a difference. 
  • Having a positive impact on the world around you makes us feel good. 

All facts, but the question many have is ‘where on earth do we start?’ Our MD, Rob Langley-Swain, shares his top 5 tips for producing a perfect pledge. 

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Celebrating International Women’s Day 


 Tuesday the 8th of March marked International Women’s Day, a truly special day to recognise and appreciate all of the women, not just in our own lives but across the globe. Women around the world utilise this day to celebrate one another, come together and rally for equal treatment and representation in all areas of life. 


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Blue Monday


How do companies navigate the “most depressing day of the year”? We’ve put together some top tips for maintaining positivity among employees

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