Niki May Young

Niki May Young

Niki May Young was employed by Civil Society Media as website editor from March 2010 until July 2013.

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Peter Pack, Amnesty International IEC chairman

A full and frank explanation of the reasoning behind Amnesty International's pay-off packages to Irene Khan and Kate Gilmore has been given by the organisation's international executive committee (IEC) chairman, Peter Pack, in which he describes the payment to Khan of over £533,000 as the "least-worst option".

'Threatening' Cancer Research direct mail campaign banned

The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld complaints regarding a recent direct mail advert by Cancer Research UK, finding it to be "threatening" to cancer sufferers, their families, and other vulnerable people.

New charity promotes mass movement for happiness

Over 4,000 people, and partners in 60 countries have pledged support for a new charity being launched in a bid to create a happier world.

Tom Henderson has been dismissed as CEO of Shelterbox, the charity he founded

The board of disaster relief charity ShelterBox has removed founding CEO Tom Henderson from his position with immediate effect.

Legal challenge should be the absolute last resort. It is the threat of legal challenge with the procurement regulations that has made councils over-cautious about maximising social value in the first place. We need to work in partnership on this one.

» Bubb: Acevo will take bodies which don't take Social Value Act seriously to court

Gareth Davies

The Cabinet Office has named its director of strategy, Gareth Davies, as the new head of the Office for Civil Society as the two units are combined to drive the Big Society agenda.

Don't cut money from voluntary bodies, PM tells local authorities

Prime Minister David Cameron told local authorities yesterday not to “do the easy thing” by cutting budgets for voluntary bodies in their communities.

Alzheimer’s charity spent nothing on charitable activities, finds Commission report

Alzheimer’s UK Research Eduation and Care Ltd “had become nothing more than a fundraising vehicle”, the Charity Commission stated in its report into the governance and use of funds at the five-year-old charity.

Dharmendra Kanani, England director, Big Lottery Fund

The Big Lottery Fund will open £50m of investment to the voluntary and community sector in England this week to help organisations cope with funding cuts.

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