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.

I'm sorry that some MPs feel that being contacted by their constituents about issues, which those individuals obviously consider to be important, is a distraction from their work. But that's kind of what WE pay them (handsomely) for.

» 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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'Shocking' tribunal decision calls on Friends of the Earth to pay £1m tax bill

23 Jun 2016

Friends of the Earth's chief executive has condemned a tribunal decision instructing it to pay a tax bill...

Cancer Research UK invests in out-of-town superstores after drop in charity shop profits

22 Jun 2016

Cancer Research UK saw profits from its charity shops fall in the year to March 2016, and has responded...

Major funding changes planned at Help for Heroes, according to annual report

21 Jun 2016

Help for Heroes has said that it expects to change how it raises funds, following a decision to close...

Fundraising Regulator confirms it has received first complaint from public

24 Jun 2016

The Fundraising Regulator has received its first complaint from a member of the public, despite the fact...

Charitable foundation to be launched in memory of murdered MP Jo Cox

23 Jun 2016

The family of Jo Cox, the MP killed last week, have announced plans for a foundation to be set up in her...

'Ideal charity' would spend 42 per cent of income on campaigning, fundraising and 'running costs'

23 Jun 2016

The British public’s “ideal charity” would spend 42 per cent of its total income on campaigning,...

Uncertainty following Brexit vote 'could damage charities'

24 Jun 2016

Sector representatives have today sought reassurances from government about the likely impact on UK charities...

Charity Commission 'assessing concerns' over UK subsidiary of troubled Irish charity

24 Jun 2016

The Charity Commission said it is “assessing concerns” about a UK subsidiary of an Irish charity that...

Investigation launched after canon suspended from charity

24 Jun 2016

The president of a charity that operates in the Middle East has been suspended over comments he made about...