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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Shelter is carrying out a “detailed review” of its charity shops, which may lead to some store closures, after its retail operation made a loss of £100,000.
Charity digital campaigns can be counterproductive and will need to change to keep the attention of those they’re seeking to influence, an audience of charity leaders heard this morning.
Philip Sugarman, the departing chief executive of St Andrew's Healthcare, was paid £285,000 in salary, £389,000 pay in lieu of notice and £76,000 as compensation for loss of office, the charity’s accounts reveal.
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?
Unsurprisingly the sector was quick to respond to Brooks Newmark’s comment that charities should “stick to their knitting” and stay out of the “realm of politics”.
A coalition of animal charities, including RSPCA and Peta UK, has written to ZSL London Zoo demanding an end to its Zoo Lates events, following media reports highlighting animal protection issues.
The charity sector does not do enough to measure whether its campaigning is effective and achieves its goals, according to the author of a report published today by think tank NPC.
The Charity Commission is considering reappointing six former trustees at a Muslim charity under investigation over links to extremists, including the father of the man whose complaint triggered the investigation.