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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Legacies 'out of the doldrums', finds Legacy Monitor

Legacy income continues its slow recovery, with the latest Legacy Monitor report showing a slight increase for the fourth quarter in a row.

£10m offered to reduce number of hospital readmissions by the homeless

The Department of Health has launched a £10m fund for projects that support homeless people once they have been released from hospital in a bid to reduce readmissions.

An emotion-free look at face-to-face

Much like snowflakes, no two face-to-face fundraising agencies are alike. Kirsty Weakley offers a primer on the face-to-face market for charities looking to invest.

Hospice launches insurance sales arm as new income stream to the sector

St Luke’s Hospice Cheshire has set up a new charity that will raise money for other charities by collecting commission from selling financial products.

It is vital that the voices suggesting the change are heard by the ears that need to hear it and until we understand and map that cross functional landscape, collaboration remains purely an aspiration.

» Sector needs a 'data manifesto', says leadership review

Peter Wanless, chief executive, BIG

The Big Lottery Fund has announced a £15m funding programme that will be developed in partnership with Go On UK to support community projects that build digital skills.

Andre Vitty, CEO of GSK and Justin Forsyth, CEO of Save the Children in Kenya to launch the partnership. Photo credit Sven Torfinn/Save the Children

Save the Children and GlaxoSmithKline have launched a five-year partnership which will see the charity participate in research into new pharmaceutical products, as well as GSK committing £15m.

David Clarke, chief executive, BCS

Two IT membership charities have agreed to merge after the Institute for the Management of Information Systems’ members voted in favour of joining with the BCS the Chartered Institute for IT.

Neelam Makhijani,CEO, Resource Alliance, photo credit Barbara Doux

Resource Alliance chief executive, Neelam Makhijani has called for more emphasis on the role of philanthropy in achieving the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals as it develops a post-2015 agenda.

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