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 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.
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.
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.
Kirsty Weakley looks at Victim Support's latest use of technology, as well as the rest of the month's IT new business wins.
The Financial Reporting Council has extended its investigation into the Cup Trust to include its auditors, Hillier Hopkins LLP.
Tony Armstrong, chief executive of Living Streets, will take over from Locality’s CEO, Steve Wyler, later this year.