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.

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Give as you Live partners with Sainsbury’s to enable in-store fundraising

Online shopping fundraising platform Give as you Live has announced its first offline partnership with Sainsbury’s to allow its users to raise money when they shop in store.

Charity demands to be removed from Telegraph list of small businesses supporting Conservatives

A diversity charity has been forced to deny it is affiliated with any political party after it was named on the front page of the Daily Telegraph in a list of small business owners who support the Conservative Party.

Consortium including Crisis and Oxfam attacks coalition government over housing record

A consortium of anti-poverty charities that includes Crisis, Oxfam, Trussell Trust and Save the Children, has warned that the housing crisis is so big in that the UK is breaching its human rights commitment to provide adequate homes.

CSV changes name to Volunteering Matters

Community Service Volunteers has changed its name to Volunteering Matters and is placing more emphasis on its policy work as well as hoping to reach new audiences.

Can't help but think that this issue and many of the other bad news stories to have hit the sector over the last few months are rooted in poor governance.

» The story in the Times isn't nonsense, the sector needs to sit up and take notice

Charities 'need a complete culture change' for digital transformation, says report

Digital teams need to develop better relationships with colleagues in IT and elsewhere in the organisation for the full potential of digital to come about, according to a report from Eduserv.

Retail charity bond raises £27m and closes early

A retail charity bond offer for Hightown Praetorian and Churches Housing Association closed early after raising £27m - £17m more than expected.

A third of top fundraising charities fail Google 'mobile-friendly' test

One in three top charities’ websites, including Oxfam, the Royal British Legion and British Red Cross, will fall down search rankings after failing Google's new 'mobile-friendly' test.

Tory vice-chair attacks charitable housing association for paying its chief executive £420,000

The Conservative Party’s vice-chair has urged the Charity Commission to take action against the Anchor Trust after learning that its chief executive’s pay package totals £420,000.

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