Vibeka Mair

Vibeka Mair

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

 

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Mass micro-action could be the future for charities

Micro-actions are gathering pace. Vibeka Mair looks at recent examples and explores the key to their success. 

Smartphone gamers decode half a year of CRUK's genetic data in one month

In just one month, gamers playing on Cancer Research UK's new smartphone game, have analysed gene data which would have taken a scientist six months to analyse by eye.

JustGiving Twitter donations grow by 70 per cent in a year

The number of donations to JustGiving driven from Twitter have increased by 70 per cent since 2012.

Childcare charity comes under fire for 'party-political' tweets

The Charity Commission has been in contact with the Family and Childcare Trust over its political neutrality after a Conservative MP raised concerns that the organisation has been undertaking party-political activity on Twitter.

Wouldn't it better if at least some of this wrath on charity Chief Exec salaries was redirected to low pay in the sector, including ensuring charities consistently pay staff the living wage and avoid using the bad practice of zero hours contracts?

» Shawcross slams charity chief exec pay

Apps for Good pitching at Global Impact Awards (copyright Lucia Mastromauro, Google UK).

UK charities London Zoo, SolarAid, Integrity Action and CDI Apps for Good have each won £500,000 in Google’s Global Impact Awards, a competition looking for UK charities changing the world through innovative technology.  

Branson and Berners-Lee to judge £2m Google competition for charities

Google has launched a new competition that will award £2m to four UK non-profits using technology for social change. 

Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive, NCVO and president of CEBF

The Charity Employees Benevolent Fund has announced it is to close in September after failing to foster enough financial support from the charity sector.

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British Museum income falls £25.9m in last 12 months

31 Jul 2015

The British Museum’s annual income fell by around 18 per cent in the year ending 31 March 2015, according...

National Trust to close final salary pension scheme in bid to manage £116m deficit

30 Jul 2015

The National Trust yesterday announced that it is to close its defined benefit pension scheme to future...

Cafod’s total income rises by 9 per cent

28 Jul 2015

Catholic Aid for Overseas Development’s total income rose by £4.8m to £56m in the year ending 31 March...

Diabetes UK launches mobile phone membership scheme

31 Jul 2015

Diabetes UK believes it is the first charity to offer its membership content by text message in return...

R Fundraising will not pay employees for final month's work

30 Jul 2015

R Fundraising’s former employees will not be paid for their last month’s work, but the company says...

Viral campaigns fuel £21m growth in mass participation fundraising

30 Jul 2015

Income from the 25 biggest fundraising mass participation events grew by more than £21m in 2014, although...

Charity Commission opens inquiry into Al-Hijrah Trust

31 Jul 2015

The Charity Commission has announced that it has opened a statutory inquiry into poverty eradication charity...

Stroke Association chief executive to step down next year

31 Jul 2015

The chief executive of the Stroke Association, Jon Barrick, has announced that he will step down in 2016...

Save the Children UK appoints Pete Bennett-Jones as new chair

31 Jul 2015

Save the Children UK has announced that Pete Bennett-Jones, a founding trustee of Comic Relief, will replace...