Niki May Young
Website editor, civilsociety.co.uk
Niki is website editor at Civil Society Media. A seasoned journalist she has specialised in online content since 2007. Before joining Civil Society Media Niki was news editor for the world's largest architecture news website, World Architecture News, where she was instrumental in increasing subscribers from 115,000 to 135,000 during her editorship.
She has gained experience with the BBC, Sky News and independent production company SilverfishTV, where she assisted the production of political, charitable and union films. Her freelance writing has spanned a range of printed publications and online media.
She is also charity member and former trustee of Pass It On Africa, a charity which aims to provide education to children and young people across the continent.
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Sadly fraud is a fact of life but is always more shocking when the employee works for a charity. It is essential to ensure proper double entry book keeping, if your staff team is too small for proper division of labour, hire a professional by the hour to scrutinise your control accounts.