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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Bubb: 'there are more important issues for charities than more powers for the Commission'

The Charity Commission is focused too much on compliance and not enough on guidance, the chief executive of Acevo told a Parliamentary committee yesterday.

OSCR says fee-paying schools have 'high risk' of failing charity test

The Scottish charity regulator will continue to pay extra attention to fee-charging schools after concluding that this type of charity has a “high risk” of failing the public benefit test.

Caron Bradshaw

Caron Bradshaw, chief executive at CFG, and Joe Saxton, founder of nfpSynergy, are among those who have been have been appointed to the Sorp Committee 2015.

Cancer Research UK launches its first crowdfunding campaign

Cancer Research UK is hoping raise £190,000 this week from its first crowdfunding campaign to pay for three research projects.

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'

Top six charity social media stories of 2014

This year it certainly felt like charity had gone viral. On the second day of our festive countdown Civil Society News looks back at some of the best ways charities have harnessed the power of social media to make a difference this year.

Six things we learnt about charities and technology this week

The ninth Charity Technology Conference took place on Wednesday and Civil Society News has collated some of the insights from the day.

‘The challenge is getting people to use IT systems’

Whatever type of customer-relationship management system charities use, the biggest challenge is convincing staff to use it properly, delegates at the Charity Technology Conference heard this week.

'Focus on people as well as technology', IT experts told

IT directors need to learn when to step back and allow others in their organisation to experiment with technology, but be there to pick up the pieces if it all goes wrong, a sector IT leader has said.

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