29 Oct 2013
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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The Charity Commission has announced a doubling of its complaints in 2010/11 compared with the previous year, but foresees that the effects of its budget cuts could see complaints rise even further.
The director of the Prison Reform Trust has warned that smaller charities could be pushed out of service delivery in the justice system by the introduction of payment-by-result contracts.
Now in it's fourth year, Britain's Kindest Kid, run by the Charities Aid Foundation and Five News, is again calling for nominations to recognise the nation's kindest children for their exceptional efforts to make the world a better place.
In advance of the 2012 pension reforms, NCVO has partnered with Lloyds subsidiaries Scottish Widows and IFA Lucas Fettes to provide pensions advice and planning to the umbrella body's 8,400 members and their 280,000 staff.
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.
The Charity Commission will rely more heavily on umbrella bodies to help charities avoid problems, said the Commission's chief executive Sam Younger upon endorsing Visible Standards 2011, a quality standard developed by Community Matters through its Visible Communities programme.
National homelessness charity Shelter has received funding from Standard Life Charitable Trust for three full-time telephone advisers in England and Scotland.
Stephen George, Julie Hunt, Gordon Michie and Joseph Cuff have been appointed as new trustees to the Institute of Fundraising board while Stephen Pidgeon has been re-elected to the board after his three-year term expired.
The NSPCC will enter a month of redundancy negotiations with staff tomorrow after announcing the closure of two of its ChildLine branches and the integration of a further two into the main NSPCC branches themselves.