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.

Legal challenge should be the absolute last resort. It is the threat of legal challenge with the procurement regulations that has made councils over-cautious about maximising social value in the first place. We need to work in partnership on this one.

» Bubb: Acevo will take bodies which don't take Social Value Act seriously to court

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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When The Sun and the FT accuse you of being inefficient in the same week, it’s time to explain yourself better

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A charity world as colourful as Camila Batmanghelidjh's party dress

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Ian Allsop sums up what’s been happening in the charity world during the summer break.

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2 Oct 2015

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

30 Sep 2015

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

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