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 Royal British Legion has said that it is working to make sure that its poppy is “never again” used in political campaign material after it appeared on a UK Independence Party candidate’s literature.
The Association of Charitable Foundations and Charity Commission will collaborate on guidance about funding non-charities, after two foundations funded an advocacy group which appeared to condone terrorism.
WWF has announced a partnership with the international streaming service, Netflix, to produce a new natural history programme to tell the stories of some of the world’s rarest animals and remotest natural habitats.
Ukip would abolish Cabinet Office volunteering programmes and save the government £500m per year by clamping down on 'fake charities', according to its manifesto published today.
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 average online donation fell by 8.6 per cent in 2014 to £63.69, according to a survey by fundraising software company Blackbaud - the first drop in the five years the survey has taken place.
The number of people adopting a penguin over Christmas through WWF-UK increased by 250 per cent on the previous year following a partnership with John Lewis, including a festive advert featuring a penguin.
The Scottish SPCA has been criticised for paying its chief executive £185,000 as part of a newspaper investigation into senior pay at Scottish voluntary organisations.
Kirsty Weakley looks at Mercy Ships' new website and other IT new business highlights in April.