Reporter , Civil Society Media Ltd 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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The Human Dignity Trust has lodged an appeal with the Charity Tribunal against the Charity Commission’s decision not to register it as a charity, and has garnered the support of other human rights charities.
People who indicate their support for a charity in a public way actually donate less than those who support it privately, according to recent research into ‘slactivism’.
Print remains an important medium for communicating with supporters, and charities should ask audiences how they want to receive information before abandoning the hard-copy format.
It is vital that the voices suggesting the change are heard by the ears that need to hear it and until we understand and map that cross functional landscape, collaboration remains purely an aspiration.
PhonepayPlus plans to reduce the burden on charities collecting regular donations via text message by reducing how frequently they have to remind people about opting out.
Just over 40 per cent of charities say that they do not claim gift aid on donations, and almost 50 per cent claim on less than half of their individual donations, says new research among nearly 600 charities.
The government has agreed a six-week pause of the aspects of the lobbying bill that concern the voluntary sector to allow for wider consultation.
Changing Lives (the new name for the Cyrenians) is to take on six services and 64 members of staff from Platform 51 as the women’s charity drops its name and pulls out of frontline service provision.