Niki May Young

Niki May Young

Niki May Young was employed by Civil Society Media as website editor from March 2010 until July 2013.

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Charities Online: a postcode lottery?

After a briefing by HMRC on Charities Online yesterday, Niki May Young finds herself questioning the efficacy of the new requirement of postcodes for all gift aid claims.

A guide to blogging with

Blogging is no longer the pursuit of the outspoken, shielding behind avatars - it's the realm of the informed professional, and your views are wanted...

Christmas campaigns 2012

Christmas is a busy time of year for everyone, especially charities trying to capitalise on all that festive goodwill and generosity. Niki May Young takes a look at some of the best Christmas campaigns this year.

Film of the week: World Zombie Day London 2012

This rough and ready event showcase will have you running for the hills, or dying to take part next year.

Few charities start claiming gift aid as soon as they are founded. To get 3 unblemished years, a charity has to have been going for at least 4 years, so why not make it easier all round and say that GASDS is available only to charities that have been running for 5 years and have not been convicted/penalised for fraud ?

» Gift aid small donation scheme is no gift for small charities

Charity pots are a major boost to our fundraising efforts

Niki May Young helps to run a small charity. She believes the gift aid small donation scheme is too exclusive to help the majority of charities like hers.

Lance Armstrong, disgraced cycling champion, courtesy Elizabeth Kreutz

With the Jimmy Savile and Lance Armstrong scandals of late, Niki May Young questions whether celebrity endorsements are more trouble than they're worth.

Film of the week: Nick Clegg says sorry - the autotune remix

In a departure from the normal run of Film of the week, Niki May Young appeals to you to bring Nick Clegg's autotuned apology to number 1 in the iTunes charts.

Film of the week: Killer advantage

Knowing what to promote and when is key to garnering support. Niki May Young highlights an example of good timing and inspiration.

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What we learned from the Labour Party Conference

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Following the conference earlier this week, Alice Sharman reflects on some of the themes emerging in Brighton.

Who is to blame for inequality in the charity sector? Answers from some of the sector's top women

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The charity sector is one of the most female-friendly sectors. But women still aren't getting the top...