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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Charities are doing exciting things with mobile apps. Kirsty Weakely takes a look at some that are great at engaging t supporters.
The Charity Commission has opened statutory inquiries into a Jehovah’s Witness congregation that has been accused of letting paedophile question victims, and the religious movement’s UK headquarters.
Chris Hohn, Britain’s biggest philanthropist, has stopped donating annual profits from his hedge fund to the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, which is run by his ex-wife.
Charities spend too much time debating the terminology around volunteering and not enough time innovating, the chair of NCS Trust and founder of RockCorps, Stephen Greene has warned.
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!
Kirsty Weakley looks at NSPCC's new talent managment applications, as well as the rest of the month's IT new business wins.
Su Sayer, the founder and outgoing chief executive of United Response, will join the Campaign to Protect Rural England next month.
Donations to Stephen Sutton’s fundraising page have passed the £4m mark, ahead of the inspirational teenager’s funeral this afternoon.
Imperial College London has received its largest donation of £40m from the philanthropist Michael Uren and his foundation.