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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There are lessons to be learned from the collapse of Kids Company, but we risk putting too much emphasis on one very atypical charity, says Kirsty Weakley.
New regulation governing fundraising will hit income for up to five years, a conference on charity governance heard yesterday.
The Institute of Fundraising has said it will not hand over the Code of Fundraising Practice to the new Fundraising Regulator until it has fundraising experts within its governance structure, and has also expressed concerns about a “single reset button” Fundraising Preference Service.
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?
The government rejected proposals that the Charity Commission should hold public hearings into fundraising and have direct oversight of the new Fundraising Regulator, during the report stage of the Charities Bill yesterday.
The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint against anti-crime charity Crimestoppers over a drug crime advert featuring two bloodied hands holding a heart, and told the charity that it cannot use the advert again.
MPs have said that trustees were to blame for the failures in fundraising and the Charity Commission should have a greater role in overseeing the new fundraising regulator, in a damning report published today.
The chief executives of Acevo and NCVO have both urged politicians not to force the new regulator to report to a government body, following the publication of a critical report into fundraising practices.