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.

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CSV changes name to Volunteering Matters

Community Service Volunteers has changed its name to Volunteering Matters and is placing more emphasis on its policy work as well as hoping to reach new audiences.

Charities 'need a complete culture change' for digital transformation, says report

Digital teams need to develop better relationships with colleagues in IT and elsewhere in the organisation for the full potential of digital to come about, according to a report from Eduserv.

Retail charity bond raises £27m and closes early

A retail charity bond offer for Hightown Praetorian and Churches Housing Association closed early after raising £27m - £17m more than expected.

A third of top fundraising charities fail Google 'mobile-friendly' test

One in three top charities’ websites, including Oxfam, the Royal British Legion and British Red Cross, will fall down search rankings after failing Google's new 'mobile-friendly' test.

Interesting to note that around 30,000 more people volunteered in the sector, but is this 'real volunteers' or did they have to 'volunteer' to keep food on the plate!

» Charity sector workforce grows by almost 30,000

Tory vice-chair attacks charitable housing association for paying its chief executive £420,000

The Conservative Party’s vice-chair has urged the Charity Commission to take action against the Anchor Trust after learning that its chief executive’s pay package totals £420,000.

SNP would push for full devolution of welfare system

The Scottish National Party MPs will push Westminster for devolution of powers on welfare payments and business taxes among to the Scottish Parliament.

image credit Lorna Jane

More than £1m has been raised for charities from the carrier bag charge since it was introduced six months ago.

Ukip newspaper advert as posted by Normantron on Reddit

The Royal British Legion has said that it is working to make sure that its poppy is “never again” used in political campaign material after it appeared on a UK Independence Party candidate’s literature.

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