Reporter , Civil Society Media Ltd 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 World Food Programme and Mastercard yesterday announced a global partnership that will see the organisations work together to scale up its digital food programmes and launch an online donation platform to engage shoppers.
The Charities Aid Foundation has decided to drop its text giving service because the technology has moved on with new providers entering the market and it does not want to “duplicate the work of those organisations”.
There is a growing culture of donating to universities, but there is still more to be done, according to a new report.
The Economic Secretary to the Treasury asked Parliament for an advance of £250,000 to develop the IT systems for charities to claim gift aid online yesterday, and revealed the system is expected to launch in April 2013.
It is vital that the voices suggesting the change are heard by the ears that need to hear it and until we understand and map that cross functional landscape, collaboration remains purely an aspiration.
Over one-third of Amnesty UK staff are expected to go on strike tomorrow in protest at cost-cutting measures they claim are “threatening the organisation’s future”.
The Reading Agency has received a grant of £127,000 from the Cabinet Office’s Social Action Fund to set up a network that will create new volunteering opportunities for young people in libraries.
This summer NSPCC/ChildLine released a hard-hitting film about children living with physical abuse as part of a campaign to encourage young people to speak out. Kirsty Weakley assesses its impact.