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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Gift aid payments rose by 12 per cent after three years of little change, according to figures published today by HM Revenue & Customs.
Just one third of people said they were comfortable with donating money online, with fewer happy to donate by mobile devices, according to a survey by Zurich about the importance of protecting data.
Online shopping fundraising platform Give as you Live has announced its first offline partnership with Sainsbury’s to allow its users to raise money when they shop in store.
A diversity charity has been forced to deny it is affiliated with any political party after it was named on the front page of the Daily Telegraph in a list of small business owners who support the Conservative Party.
The move to longer term funding is great; this is one of the biggest complaints we get from the young people that we work with; they often ask "why is it that as soon as they get a project/activity that we like and benefit from, it gets taken away."
A consortium of anti-poverty charities that includes Crisis, Oxfam, Trussell Trust and Save the Children, has warned that the housing crisis is so big in that the UK is breaching its human rights commitment to provide adequate homes.
Digital teams need to develop better relationships with colleagues in IT and elsewhere in the organisation for the full potential of digital to come about, according to a report from Eduserv.