Vibeka Mair

Vibeka Mair

Vibeka was a reporter and then news editor for Civil Society Media from 2008 to 2014.

 

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Key events which shaped today's charity sector

To mark the 200th edition of Charity Finance, Vibeka Mair put together a timeline charting some of the main events from the past 20 years.

Chanel 4 building (image credit: Tony Hisgett)

Channel 4 a social enterprise? It might sound unlikely, but Vibeka Mair finds it's not so far-fetched.

What happened to dormant accounts?

In 2011, devolved countries refused to add their dormant account funds to the pot for Big Society Capital, despite pleas from the UK government. Two years on, Vibeka Mair looks at what they did with the money instead.

c/o Jonathan Lundqvist

As social enterprise becomes more trendy, will it become a victim of fashion? asks Vibeka Mair.

One thing we really do need is leadership in the Charity Commission that is truly and transparently independent from the party in power.

» Charity Commission needs new leadership, says Public Accounts Committee

Social investment: funding for charities or white-washing of capitalism?

Is social investment really going to benefit charities and social enterprises, or is it simply the white-washing of capitalism, asks Vibeka Mair.

Charities need to prove their impact to counter criticism

Cracking the impact measurement puzzle could sway public opinion on how charities should spend their money, says Vibeka Mair.  

Budget 2013: The reaction online

After the charity tax cap row last year, the sector will be closely watching the Chancellor's Budget announcement today. Follow our blog to see the reaction live online.

Budget 2012: The hangover

It’s been described by national commentators as the most leaked Budget in history, but for the charity sector it looks like it has been one of the least helpful Budgets of all time.

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Tuning in to technology

16 Feb 2015

John Tate is befuddled by the vast array of choice available when making a new technology investment....

Transparency is not the same as communication

6 Feb 2015

Research earlier this week found no top-100 charity had complied with all of NCVO's proposals on pay transparency....

Civil Society's 12 Days of Christmas

22 Dec 2014

In the lead-up to the Christmas break Civil Society News brought readers different festive feature, looking...

Will changes to Charity Commission trustee guidance discourage people from becoming trustees?

25 Feb 2015

Leona Roche warns that proposed changes trustee guidance might have wider implications for the charity...

If trustees don't know their basic duties, whose fault is that?

20 Feb 2015

The Charity Commission is right that many trustees don't know their basic duties, but it needs to do more...

We must fight for the sector’s independence of voice, or risk failing those in poverty

11 Feb 2015

The final report of the Independence Panel today says that charities' independence of voice is threatened....