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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Telegraph publishes clarification to its news story about the True and Fair Foundation report

11 Feb 2016

The Daily Telegraph has printed a clarification to its report accusing charities of spending too little...

Charity sector calls on Prime Minister to overturn anti-advocacy clauses

11 Feb 2016

More than 140 charity leaders have written to the Prime Minister calling on him to reverse the decision...

Age UK suspends energy tariff in face of widespread media criticism

10 Feb 2016

Age UK has suspended an energy deal it recommended to pensioners, and which a Sun investigation claimed...

Commission revised fundraising guidance too fast, says NCVO

12 Feb 2016

The Charity Commission revised its guidance on fundraising too fast, and does not properly explain its...

Trustees need to be involved in fundraising, Lynda Thomas tells Fundraising Live

11 Feb 2016

Trustees should be involved in raising money for their charities so they can see how difficult it is,...

Lord Grade announces membership of Fundraising Regulator board

11 Feb 2016

Lord Grade, chair of the Fundraising Regulator, has today announced the eight people who will make up...

Two charities for vulnerable people face closure over benefit cuts

12 Feb 2016

Two charities for vulnerable people with a combined annual income of £16m have warned they face closure...

Top charities meet to discuss how to improve reputation of the charity sector

12 Feb 2016

Representatives from 50 of the UK’s largest charities met yesterday to discuss how to improve the public...

Commission revised fundraising guidance too fast, says NCVO

12 Feb 2016

The Charity Commission revised its guidance on fundraising too fast, and does not properly explain its...