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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The Charity Tribunal has overturned the regulator’s decision not to register the Independent Press Regulation Trust, which will fund a new regulator for the press, as a charity.
People making payments through companies' retail apps can now make donations at the same time, using a service set up by microdonations organisation Pennies.
Two veteran newspaper journalists told an audience of charity leaders yesterday that positive stories about the sector are unlikely to attract the attention of editors.
Sector umbrella bodies have called on the government to scrap the 20 per cent discretionary rate relief for business rates provided by local authorities, and increase the mandatory relief from central government to cover the full amount.
The move to longer term funding is great; this is one of the biggest complaints we get from the young people that we work with; they often ask "why is it that as soon as they get a project/activity that we like and benefit from, it gets taken away."
A new charity labelling system should be introduced to make it clear which organisations are registered or government-funded, a debate on the second reading of the Charities (Protection and Social Investment)
Bill heard yesterday.
The Fundraising Standard’s Board’s recommendations to strengthen fundraising self-regulation could cost the British Red Cross £2m per year, its fundraising director Mark Astarita said yesterday.
The voluntary sector needs to share more of its failures to encourage innovation and build trust with the public and funders, according to a collection of essays published by New Philanthropy Capital and ActionAid today.
Yesterday the Fundraising Standards Board published its interim report into fundraising practices following the death of Olive Cooke. We summarise the key recommendations.