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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JustGiving raises £1m through WhatsApp shares in less than a year

JustGiving users who arrived at the site from WhatsApp have donated £1.175m since the giving platform added the ability to share pages via the messaging app in April.

Lords accept MPs' amendments to Charities Bill

The House of Lords has agreed to the amendments made to the Charities Bill in the Commons, which include provision for a statutory fundraising regulator if self-regulation fails.

What does digital transformation mean in the charity sector?

In 2015, the phrase “digital transformation” became popular among charities. But what does it really mean? Kirsty Weakley reports.

Cage asks MPs to investigate Charity Commission

Advocacy group Cage has called on two Parliamentary committees to investigate the impartiality of the Charity Commission in relation to Muslim charities.

I'm surprised they have omitted the important question of *what* religions these charities are connected with. Surely it is of fundamental interest to know if certain religions are growing or declining, and the current proportion of 'religious charities' which are connected with each of the religions represented?

» NPC: 'It's time to consider the role of religious charities'

MPs blame trustees, ministers and Commission for 'extraordinary catalogue of failures' at Kids Company

Kids Company collapsed because of an “extraordinary catalogue of failures”, MPs said in a highly critical report today, which recommends “radical” changes to charity regulation and government grant giving.

Isn't it time we stopped talking about Kids Company?

There are lessons to be learned from the collapse of Kids Company, but we risk putting too much emphasis on one very atypical charity, says Kirsty Weakley.

Who's in charge of your IT?

The role of the charity IT director is changing to meet today’s opportunities and challenges. By Kirsty Weakley.

Fundraising income could be hit for up to five years, conference hears

New regulation governing fundraising will hit income for up to five years, a conference on charity governance heard yesterday.

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