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 salaries of charity chief executives have been under increasing scrutiny over the past year, but what about those at the other end of the pay scale? For Living Wage Week Kirsty Weakley reports on where charities stand when it comes to the living wage.
Kirsty Weakley thinks the backlash to the Samaritans’ web application is unfair and worries it might discourage other charities from dreaming up innovative uses for technology.
Kirsty Weakley has a look at how an air ambulance charity developed an augmented reality mobile app and other technology partnerships.
Consumers charity Which? spent just under 7 per cent of its total income on senior staff salaries, with its chief executive earning up to £340,000, according to its recently published annual accounts.
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?
Trustees for homelessness charity House the Homeless have stopped referring clients to the founder's estate agency after a complaint about conflicts of interest to the Charity Commission.
Preferred bidders in 20 out of 21 of the Transforming Rehabilitation contract areas include civil society bodies as partner organisations, according to a list published today by the Ministry of Justice.
The BeatBullying Group has delayed appointing an administrator as trustees are in discussions with organisations interested in buying part of the charity’s operations.