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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Jewish Care has seen its income go up by more than £8m from £45.3m to £54m, mainly due to capital fundraising and the sale of two properties, according to the social care charity’s recently published accounts.
Charities need to stop believing that increasing loyalty engagement with donors will reduce attrition rates and instead focus on improving customer service when people contact the charity, according to a new paper from Donor Voice.
The number of people working in charities went up by 29,542 according to the accounts and annual returns filed with the Charity Commission in the year to September 2014.
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!
Samaritans has suspended its Twitter monitoring application a week and a half after it launched, for “further consideration” following criticism from online campaigners.
Charity chief executives are communicating more effectively through social media, according to Simon Blake, who judged the top 30 leaders.
The Chancellor has said the government will waive the VAT on the sale of the ceramic poppies from the installation at the Tower of London, which are expected to raise £15m for six military charities.