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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Charities that sign up for the new generic top-level domain, .ngo, will be able to collect donations via their directory page.
Greenpeace International lost €3.8m - just over £3m - as the result of a currency exchange contract after a staff member gambled on currency markets.
The chief executive of Acevo has warned of “concerted attacks” against Oxfam and the Trussell Trust, with letters to the Times, the Charity Commission and Acevo members accusing MPs of attempting to curtail charities’ rights to free speech.
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!
The Charity Commission has opened statutory inquiries into a Jehovah’s Witness congregation that has been accused of letting paedophile question victims, and the religious movement’s UK headquarters.
Chris Hohn, Britain’s biggest philanthropist, has stopped donating annual profits from his hedge fund to the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, which is run by his ex-wife.
Charities spend too much time debating the terminology around volunteering and not enough time innovating, the chair of NCS Trust and founder of RockCorps, Stephen Greene has warned.