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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Charities must not let the backlash against the Samaritans Radar app put them off new technologies

4 Nov 2014

Kirsty Weakley thinks the backlash to the Samaritans’ web application is unfair and worries it might...

Fiery rocket or damp squib?

4 Nov 2014

As bonfire night approaches, John Tate is cautious about the pace of the new developments setting the...

Learning from history

3 Oct 2014

With the emergence of the cloud, the number of accounting software options is growing fast – just as...

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21 Nov 2014

Our weekly round-up of outlandish and interesting information collected from the corners of the charity...

How to avoid over-reliance on the chief executive

20 Nov 2014

Tesse Akpeki has some top tips for trustees on how not to become dependent on one member of staff.

It is time for voluntary sector leaders to set a new direction

10 Nov 2014

The charity sector needs to "get off the back foot", says Caroline Slocock, editor Making Good: the Future...