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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Bee Count

Charities are doing exciting things with mobile apps. Kirsty Weakely takes a look at some that are great at engaging t supporters.

How three charities hijacked #tubestrike

As much of the London Underground network ground to a halt yesterday, Save the Children, Macmillan Cancer Support and Leonard Cheshire Disability hijacked the Twitter hashtag to put commuters’ frustrations into perspective. Kirsty Weakley takes a look.

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.

Whilst one can have every sympathy for the difficult job facing the Commission CEO, the Committee request for a figure required by the Commission to regulate effectively is surely a fair one, when the Commission claims it needs more money to regulate effectively.

» Charity Commission doesn't know how much money it needs

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.

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.

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