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.

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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.

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A new approach to setting investment strategy?

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James Brooke Turner invites readers to think creatively about the links between income-generating assets,...

When the music stopped at Kids Company

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Kirsty Weakley examines Kids Company’s annual accounts to identify clues about what led to its downfall.

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How Sightsavers 'Million Miracles' campaign achieved the organisation's best ever results

8 Oct 2015

Sighstavers has an ambitious growth target, and that means ambitious fundraising campaigns. Its Million...

Street life: 20 years of international face-to-face fundraising

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It is 20 years since face-to-face fundraising burst onto our streets and revolutionised individual giving....

How to build your personal brand

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With reputation management the order of the day, how should fundraisers be looking after their own, personal...

How to get to grips with data protection and prevent a crisis

28 Sep 2015

With data leaks and scandals involving charities on the rise, Patrick Nash of Connect Assist explains...

Change, what does it mean?

2 Sep 2015

Patrick Nash explains what transformational change can mean to charities and how to go about it.

Mobile membership at Diabetes UK

1 Sep 2015

Kirsty Weakley reports on the latest IT new business wins.

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