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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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.

IoF will hand over the Code to new regulator when it has ‘fundraising experts’ involved

The Institute of Fundraising has said it will not hand over the Code of Fundraising Practice to the new Fundraising Regulator until it has fundraising experts within its governance structure, and has also expressed concerns about a “single reset button” Fundraising Preference Service.

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'

Fundraising amendments to Charities Bill rejected by minister

The government rejected proposals that the Charity Commission should hold public hearings into fundraising and have direct oversight of the new Fundraising Regulator, during the report stage of the Charities Bill yesterday.

Complaint against Crimestoppers advert featuring bloody heart is upheld by ASA

The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint against anti-crime charity Crimestoppers over a drug crime advert featuring two bloodied hands holding a heart, and told the charity that it cannot use the advert again.

MPs blame trustees in critical report into fundraising practices

MPs have said that trustees were to blame for the failures in fundraising and the Charity Commission should have a greater role in overseeing the new fundraising regulator, in a damning report published today. 

Sector bodies worried about making Fundraising Regulator accountable to Charity Commission

The chief executives of Acevo and NCVO have both urged politicians not to force the new regulator to report to a government body, following the publication of a critical report into fundraising practices.

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