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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The British Red Cross has appointed its first chief information officer to develop and implement a technology and digital strategy as the charity embarks on a change programme.
Charity sector bodies have supported proposals to raise the audit threshold from £500,000 to £1m, in a joint response to a government consultation.
Kirsty Weakley reports on the the National Trust for Scotland's new network infrastructure and other technologies partnerships that were announced this month.
Fundraisers need to be more involved in policy-making or risk the government “losing the plot” when it comes to issues that affect the sector, the chair of the Institute of Fundraising’s policy advisory board said yesterday.
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?
Francis Maude, minister for the Cabinet Office, has reappointed William Shawcross as chair of Charity Commission for a second three-year term.
The Charity Commission is set to open a statutory inquiry into Durand Education Trust, a charity connected to a London academy school, whose head teacher has received almost £400,000 per year since it opened in 2012.
The Public Interest Registry will make the .ngo generic top-level domain name generally available from 6 May, as part of a new package of online services for charities.
An arts charity has criticised the Tate for accepting an “embarrassingly small” amount of money from BP, after it successful obtained the figures for how much the oil giant had paid to have its name and logo used at the gallery.