Kirsty Weakley

Kirsty Weakley

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.

Email her kirsty.weakley@civilsociety.co.uk

Follow her on Twitter @KirstyWeakley 

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'Technology can offer charities more than just online donations'

Charities are focusing too much on using digital tools for fundraising instead of how technology can be used to improve services for stakeholders, a digital expert has warned.

Amnesty calls for 'full and frank disclosure' on alleged US surveillance

Amnesty International has warned that alleged mass surveillance by the American intelligence agency NSA could have placed its staff in danger.

Tony Hawkhead: 'They have worked my socks off and yet I am feeling more excited than when I started'

Only a charity would ask its chief executive to sleep out on the streets for a night, in his first week on the job. But Sir Tony Hawkhead professed to be “more excited than when I started” when he spoke to Kirsty Weakley at the end of his first week at Action for Children.

Angela Eagle, Labour Party shadow Leader of the Commons

The Labour Party has promised to repeal the controversial Lobbying Act if it wins the next election and will consult charities before introducing a replacement.

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

IT new business wins: Text support for victims

Kirsty Weakley looks at Victim Support's latest use of technology, as well as the rest of the month's IT new business wins.

Financial Reporting Council to investigate Cup Trust's auditors

The Financial Reporting Council has extended its investigation into the Cup Trust to include its auditors, Hillier Hopkins LLP.

Locality appoints Tony Armstrong as chief executive

Tony Armstrong, chief executive of Living Streets, will take over from Locality’s CEO, Steve Wyler, later this year.

Kew Gardens

Up to 125 jobs could go at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew because the organisation faces a shortfall of £5m for its 2014/15 budget, the charity has said.

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