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.

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

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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Charity investigated after it did not know its own income

23 Aug 2016

The Charity Commission has opened an inquiry into a charity that underestimated its own annual income...

Charities ask Treasury for clarity on EU funding for the sector

22 Aug 2016

Charity representative bodies have written to the Treasury seeking assurances about European Union funding....

Funding shortfall at Garden Bridge Trust widens after supporters pull out

18 Aug 2016

The Garden Bridge Trust has come in for more criticism after BBC Newsnight revealed that its funding shortfall...

Direct Marketing Association committee will oversee Fundraising Taskforce

23 Aug 2016

The DMA has announced that it has today launched a Responsible Marketing Committee which will oversee...

Fundraising Regulator looking into agency following closure of military charity

22 Aug 2016

The Fundraising Regulator has confirmed that it is looking into the conduct of a fundraising agency which...

Founder blames agency as he closes charity that spent 80 per cent of income on fundraising

19 Aug 2016

Rick Clement, founder and trustee of military charity A Soldier’s Journey, has admited that he was “naïve”...

New Commission powers ‘threaten the independence of charities’, NCVO warns

23 Aug 2016

Some of the Charity Commission’s new powers “threaten the independence of charities”, NCVO has said...

Shaw Trust criticises Ofsted following ‘inadequate’ grading

23 Aug 2016

The Shaw Trust has criticised Ofsted following an investigation published earlier this month which described...

Charity that is carrying on Kids Company's work changes its name

22 Aug 2016

A charity set up to continue aspects of Kids Company’s work has changed its name and launched a website.