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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Joy Taylor, director, Ethical Property Foundation, copyright Hugh Warwick

Four in ten charities consider their buildings to be the greatest risk facing their organisation, while in the last three years around half of charities have had trouble getting necessary funding to manage their property, according to a survey published today.

Graham Faulkner has been CEO for

Graham Faulkner has announced he will retire at the end of September after 13 years at the helm of the Epilepsy Society.

Cup Trust accounts confirm gift aid withheld

The Cup Trust has advised it did not award the £80,000 it had allocated for charities in 2012 because the Charity Commission’s investigation was taking “longer than envisaged”, and has confirmed that HMRC is withholding gift aid.

Charity develops alert bracelet for human rights workers

An international human rights charity has developed a personal alarm bracelet using GPS technology and is now aiming to raise £400,000 to distribute it to aid workers.

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

Gordon Coe

Five people were yesterday jailed for pocketing £26,000 that they had collected for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Joe Saxton, driver of ideas at nfpsynergy

Organisations have “missed the opportunity” of the Olympics to inspire young people to volunteer, claims Joe Saxton as he said that “more than six months after the Games they still don’t seem to have been presented with opportunities”.

Charity releases online gift aid claim extension for fellow CiviCRM users

Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research has developed a free extension for the open source CRM software it uses, to enable other charities to claim gift aid online.

Stanbridge Earls school main house

The Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into a school which failed to protect a disabled girl from sexual abuse, and has been threatened with closure by the Department for Education.

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