Reporter , Civil Society Media from May 2011
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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A Jewish charity has recovered a £500,000 loan to its subsidiary company, after the Charity Commission launched an investigation because it was concerned about the low level of charitable expenditure.
Two Bitcoin organisations have launched a website and free guide to promote the use of the digital currency to charities and other non-profit organisations.
The Big Lottery Fund has doubled the amount of funding available through its grants programme to help charities win contracts and investment.
The British Red Cross has appointed its first chief information officer to develop and implement a technology and digital strategy as the charity embarks on a change programme.
Interesting to note that around 30,000 more people volunteered in the sector, but is this 'real volunteers' or did they have to 'volunteer' to keep food on the plate!
Charity sector bodies have supported proposals to raise the audit threshold from £500,000 to £1m, in a joint response to a government consultation.
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.