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Kirsty joined Civil Society Media in May as a reporter after completing a journalism course at Kingston University.
She has a degree in history from Swansea University where she ran a painting and decorating project helping vulnerable adults for Discovery Student Volunteering. She also lived in France for six months and speaks fluent French.
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Fundraisers need to be more involved in policy-making or risk the government “losing the plot” when it comes to issues that affect the sector, the chair of the Institute of Fundraising’s policy advisory board said yesterday.
Francis Maude, minister for the Cabinet Office, has reappointed William Shawcross as chair of Charity Commission for a second three-year term.
The Charity Commission is set to open a statutory inquiry into Durand Education Trust, a charity connected to a London academy school, whose head teacher has received almost £400,000 per year since it opened in 2012.
So B&B operators cannot refuse gay couples a bed in their own home yet banks can assume muslim organisations might be laundering money for terrorists without any criminal act being proved. Its a strange world.
An arts charity has criticised the Tate for accepting an “embarrassingly small” amount of money from BP, after it successful obtained the figures for how much the oil giant had paid to have its name and logo used at the gallery.
The Charity Commission’ announcements about charities it investigates are misleading and risk unnecessarily damaging charities' reputations, a senior charity lawyer has warned.
Penny Mordaunt MP has urged charities to keep the focus on “practical things” in the lead-up to the general election.
How charities spend their money and what they do are more of a concern for the public than fundraising methods, according to a poll carried out by Ipsos Mori for the think tank NPC.