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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For the third year in a row, the British Red Cross director of fundraising Mark Astarita has been voted the most influential person in fundraising.
The Charity Commission’s head of policy engagement and foresight has said she doesn’t expect many charities to have to register with the Electoral Commission as a third-party campaigner ahead of next year’s general election, but that charities should still check.
William Shawcross, chair of the Charity Commission, has suggested that charities with an income of more than £100,000 should have to contribute to the regulator's funding.
I'm surprised they have omitted the important question of *what* religions these charities are connected with. Surely it is of fundamental interest to know if certain religions are growing or declining, and the current proportion of 'religious charities' which are connected with each of the religions represented?
Kirsty Weakley looks at Homeless International's new cloud-based banking software, as well as the rest of this month's IT new business wins.
The RSPCA saw a fall of almost £12m in its income in 2013, but has refuted allegations in national newspapers that its campaigning activity has driven away donors.
Charities that receive too much government funding “cease in some ways to be an entirely voluntary organisation”, a goverment minister told the House of Lords yesterday.