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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Trustees of Fife Animal Trust are guilty of misconduct after trying to sell the charity's assets, including the animals it looked after, but will not be banned from becoming trustees again, the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator has said.
Two free online tools for charities to help them measure their impact have been launched by New Philanthropy Capital as part of the Inspiring Impact programme.
A woman has been sentenced to three years in prison for trafficking Lithuanians to the UK and forcing them to work collecting bags for Dreams Come True, a charity for terminally ill children.
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!
RNIB and Action for Blind People are merging their back-office functions, five years after merging their front-office functions.
Lesley-Anne Alexander, chief executive of RNIB and chair of Acevo, has suggested that the Charity Commission “raise the barriers to entry” and require people registering a new charity to research other charities already working in that area to avoid duplication.
The Advertising Standards Authority has not upheld a complaint against a Brooke television advert, after one viewer challenged the charity’s claim that “thousands of working donkeys die every day”.
Charities that sign up for the new generic top-level domain, .ngo, will be able to collect donations via their directory page.