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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Grants are ‘unsustainable’ says minister for civil society

26 May 2016

The minister for civil society, Rob Wilson, has said charities too often focus on “outdated operating...

Citizen’s Advice Scotland denies report it is ‘on the brink of collapse’

24 May 2016

Citizen’s Advice Scotland has denied reports it is “on the brink of collapse”, following allegations...

Oxfam accused of using gift aid for tax avoidance

23 May 2016

Gift aid is used by Oxfam and other charities as a form of tax avoidance, according to an article published...

Charities criticise civil society minister for talking 'total nonsense' about grant funding

27 May 2016

Sector bodies have criticised minister for civil society Rob Wilson for talking "total nonsense" about...

Vital work of charities damaged by fundraising, says Charity Commission chair

26 May 2016

The “vital work” of charities has been damaged by aggressive fundraisers at some charities which had...

Report: 'Lotteries outperform door-to-door and face-to-face on attrition'

25 May 2016

Direct debit lotteries are performing “much better in terms of attrition” than door to door and private...

Oxfam director attacks Acevo and NCVO for 'toothless' response to public criticism of charities

27 May 2016

Bodies like Acevo and NCVO have failed to provide proper leadership and lacked a concerted response in...

Cabinet Office advertises for new Charity Commission board members

27 May 2016

The Cabinet Office has advertised for three new board members for the Charity Commission and reappointed...

Vital work of charities damaged by fundraising, says Charity Commission chair

26 May 2016

The “vital work” of charities has been damaged by aggressive fundraisers at some charities which had...