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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Woodland Trust website wins Plain English award

The Woodland Trust  has won the Plain English Award for its new website this week.

Charities cautiously supportive of Commission following NAO report

Sector bodies have voiced cautious support for the Charity Commission following today’s damning National Audit Office report into the regulator’s effectiveness, with NCVO calling for a progress report in 2015.

NPC: Funders should stop judging charities on overhead spend

Funders need to look deeper than the headline figures when trying to understand the financial stability of a charity, according to a new report from NPC.

John Downie, director of public affairs at SCVO

The Scottish government has launched a £1m fund for community organisations to buy new vehicles to either scale up transport services or replace older vehicles.

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

Fundraising sector must act to avoid further public scandals, warns F2F agency chief

Organisations involved in face-to-face fundraising need to do more to contextualise the industry if the market is to avoid further scandals, warned the managing director of Home Fundraising.

IT new business wins: Clic Sargent ditches spreadsheets

Kirsty Weakley looks at Clic Sargent's new system to replace spreadsheets, as well as the rest of this month's IT new business wins. 

IT chiefs need to use the same language as the rest of the charity

IT teams need to use business language, not technical language, when developing an IT strategy, to make sure it is understood by the rest of the organisation.  

Missing People finds 100 people after digital campaign

Missing People has found 100 people who were featured on a digital billboard since the campaign launched last year.

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