Kirsty Weakley

Kirsty Weakley

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.

Email her kirsty.weakley@civilsociety.co.uk

Follow her on Twitter @KirstyWeakley 

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The age of the digital charity: helping your board adapt to the challenges of technology

Digital technology is everywhere, but its uptake among charities has been slow. Kirsty Weakley finds out what’s being done to bring the sector into the digital age.

Orlando Fraser, image credit Alex Griffiths

Orlando Fraser, Charity Commission board member, tells Kirsty Weakley that the regulator is committed to the independence of the sector.

Tony Hawkhead: 'They have worked my socks off and yet I am feeling more excited than when I started'

Only a charity would ask its chief executive to sleep out on the streets for a night, in his first week on the job. But Sir Tony Hawkhead professed to be “more excited than when I started” when he spoke to Kirsty Weakley at the end of his first week at Action for Children.

Age UK's battle  to win over local Age Concerns

Age UK has started building formal partnerships with independent Age Concerns, but some are refusing to join the new brand, deciding instead to forge a new identity. Kirsty Weakley finds out why.

Can't help but think that this issue and many of the other bad news stories to have hit the sector over the last few months are rooted in poor governance.

» The story in the Times isn't nonsense, the sector needs to sit up and take notice

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How not to be the next Kids Company

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Brexit: a changed landscape

14 Sep 2016

Christopher Metcalfe gives a revised investment outlook following this summer’s turbulence. 

Borrowing: A golden opportunity

13 Sep 2016

Increasing numbers of charities are opting to borrow to boost returns, say Nandu Patel and Francis Burkitt.

Fundraisers should tap into young people's desire for experiences

22 Sep 2016

Young consumers are over ‘stuff’ and want experiences, says Laura Croudace. She explores opportunities...

How to understand the cloud

21 Sep 2016

The ‘cloud’ can be hard to pin down. But while it has been around for some time, there remains confusion...

Vicki Kennedy: 'I have some sympathy with Lord Grade's "chug-off" perspective'

20 Sep 2016

This year Vicki Kennedy left her role as director of the promotions unit at the National Lottery to take...

The age of the digital charity: helping your board adapt to the challenges of technology

22 Sep 2016

Digital technology is everywhere, but its uptake among charities has been slow. Kirsty Weakley finds out...

Social media - how to make sure you comply with employment law

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Gearalt Fahy, partner at 3volution, examines some of the challenges for employers created by the rise...

Four ways that innovation can be the solution for charities

1 Mar 2016

Based on his experiences at Relate, Chris Sherwood suggests four ways to innovate your way out of a difficult...

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