Kirsty Weakley

Kirsty Weakley

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.

Email her kirsty.weakley@civilsociety.co.uk

Follow her on Twitter @KirstyWeakley 

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Name and shame charities under inquiry on the Register of Charities

All late-filing charities are clearly highlighted with a bright red border around their entry on the Charity Commission’s website. Kirsty Weakley asks why charities under a Commission investigation don't face the same treatment.

Charity apps head to head

Youth charities Get Connected and YouthNet both released mobile apps within a month of each other last year.  Two of civilsociety.co.uk's smartphone addicts, Leon Ward and Kirsty Weakley decided to road-test one each.

Top charity news of  2013

From national controversy over charity executive pay to questions around the effectiveness of the Charity Commission, 2013 was an eventful year for civil society. Here are the ten most-read stories on civilsociety.co.uk from 2013.

Online fundraising platforms: the small print

Launches of “revolutionary” new fundraising platforms are becoming ten a penny.  So civilsociety.co.uk decided to take a proper look and see which are really leading the way.

Am I the only person who feels it is slightly dubious that a consultant brought in to the Tory Party to develop a policy, who then becomes a civil servant to help implement that policy then gets a highly paid job to deliver that policy??

» Former Big Society adviser promoted to CEO at NCS Trust

Technology is great but it's not a magic bullet

The launch of a new digital fundraising platform for arts and heritage organisations has made Kirsty Weakley think about how she wants to support them in the future.

Would you donate your desktop to charity?

Would you hand your PC desktop background over to advertisers if it was fundraising for a good cause? That is just what one New Zealand organisation is asking. Kirsty Weakley takes a look.

Delving into Facebook Timeline

Civilsociety.co.uk looks at the latest Facebook update to organisation pages and what it means for charities. 

App-solutely fabulous: Charities embrace the smartphone generation

Charities have shown no shortage of imagination in the range of smartphone apps they have launched into the market.  In this rolling blog, civilsociety.co.uk brings you some of the highs (and lows) from the latest app developments in the charity sector.

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