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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National Trust income reaches £494m

4 Sep 2015

The National Trust's income increased by £33.8m last year, with members contributing £10.5m more than...

Introduction of social pension funds could boost social investment, says report

3 Sep 2015

The introduction of social pension funds could help finance projects such as social housing, rehabilitation...

Top 100 charity chief executives earn average of £167,000

1 Sep 2015

Chief executives working for the UK’s top 100 charities had an average  remuneration package of...

British Red Cross, Save the Children and Islamic Relief launch emergency appeals for refugee crisis

4 Sep 2015

The British Red Cross, Save the Children and Islamic Relief have all launched emergency appeals as the...

Microsoft offers UK charities chance to win over £32,000 via social media vote

4 Sep 2015

Microsoft has launched the next stage of its Upgrade Your World intitiative with a social media competition...

Cold calling amounted for ‘very little’ of the work at defunct agency GoGen

3 Sep 2015

A former GoGen employee has said that cold calling made up “very little” of the work that he and some...

Charity Commission chief operating officer resigns after four months

4 Sep 2015

The Charity Commission is recruiting for a new chief operating officer after Tracey Newman resigned last...

National Gallery staff deliver petition over privatisation on 80th day of strikes

4 Sep 2015

A petition signed by over 133,000 people has been delivered to the National Gallery after staff went on...

Scope cleared of wrongdoing over care home closures

3 Sep 2015

Disability charity Scope has been cleared of wrongdoing over its programme of care home closures, the...