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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Data from controversial Samaritans app to be deleted

Samaritans has promised that all data collected by its Twitter monitoring app will be deleted and the charity will respond individually to people who expressed concern.

Jewish Care’s income is up by almost 20 per cent

Jewish Care has seen its income go up by more than £8m from £45.3m to £54m, mainly due to capital fundraising and the sale of two properties, according to the social care charity’s recently published accounts.

Poor customer service at charities 'a key reason for high attrition rates'

Charities need to stop believing that increasing loyalty engagement with donors will reduce attrition rates and instead focus on improving customer service when people contact the charity, according to a new paper from Donor Voice.

Charity sector workforce grows by almost 30,000

The number of people working in charities went up by 29,542 according to the accounts and annual returns filed with the Charity Commission in the year to September 2014.

So B&B operators cannot refuse gay couples a bed in their own home yet banks can assume muslim organisations might be laundering money for terrorists without any criminal act being proved. Its a strange world.

» Finsbury Park Mosque told its bank account will be closed by HSBC

Third Dove Trust appeal filed with Charity Tribunal

Bryan Gunn, trustee of the Dove Trust, has filed a third appeal with the Charity Tribunal as it considers whether to strike out the existing cases.

Samaritans pulls controversial Twitter Radar app

Samaritans has suspended its Twitter monitoring application a week and a half after it launched, for “further consideration” following criticism from online campaigners.

BeatBullying to be wound up after rescue talks fail

The BeatBullying Group has entered voluntary liquidation after talks to rescue the charity’s services failed.

Top 30 charity chief executives on social media announced

Charity chief executives are communicating more effectively through social media, according to Simon Blake, who judged the top 30 leaders.

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