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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There should be closer engagement between agencies compiling official statistics and voluntary sector organisations that use them, to better understand the needs of the sector, according to a monitoring brief from the UK Statistics Authority.
The amount raised by the Pennies microdonation scheme has doubled in the last six months to reach £500,000.
A panel of digital experts should be set up for entrepreneurs to present online giving ideas to, according to Spring Giving, a new digital consortium, in its report on digital giving.
The Royal National Institute of Blind People has developed software that integrates text-to-speech technology with Freeview plus set top boxes.
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.
Would you hand your PC desktop background over to advertisers if it was fundraising for a good cause? That is just what one New Zealand organisation is asking. Kirsty Weakley takes a look.
Yorkshire Air Ambulance is the latest air ambulance service to issue a warning that bogus clothing collections are still being carried out despite three collection companies being shut down by the Insolvency Service at the end of last year.
Freedom from Torture has launched a campaign to raise awareness of torture around the world by placing mock job adverts in the recruitment sections of two newspapers.