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.

There is an easy way to avoid these emails completely - do not attempt to pass such badly written laws.

» Tory MP: charities emailing MPs about campaigns disrupts their work

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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HMRC announces new gift aid guidance, and plans for extra step in online gift aid process

29 Apr 2016

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Dogs Trust net assets jump to £141m last year, thanks to 'exceptional' VAT rebate

29 Apr 2016

Dogs Trust saw its net assets jump from £130m to £141m last year, thanks in part to an "exceptional"...

Kids Company to lead to tighter rules around government grant giving

28 Apr 2016

The government has promised that there will be greater scrutiny before awarding grants to charities, as...

HMRC announces new gift aid guidance, and plans for extra step in online gift aid process

29 Apr 2016

HM Revenue & Customs has updated its guidance on digital gift aid, and said it will introduce a “pre-donation...

Government criticises ‘irresponsible and immoral practices’ of some large charities

28 Apr 2016

The government has attacked “irresponsible and immoral practices” at some large fundraising organisations...

Fundraising Regulator launches new website and branding

27 Apr 2016

The Fundraising Regulator has today launched its new website as well as new logo and branding, as part...

Regulator opens investigation and restricts bank transactions at Islamic charity

29 Apr 2016

The Charity Commission has launched a statutory inquiry into Islamic charity, Peacetrail, and restricted...

Commission board member criticised in Commons over EU essay

28 Apr 2016

The Charity Commission has adopted a ‘do as I say not as I do’ policy on charity campaigning, the...

Acevo calls for changes in the governance of the Charity Commission

27 Apr 2016

Chief executives’ body Acevo has called on the Cabinet Office and the Charity Commission to change the...