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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Jerome Moisan, managing director, Blackbaud

Blackbaud customers can now choose to import donor data from JustGiving into their Raiser's Edge CRM system after the two companies connected their application programming interfaces (APIs).

Charities fear that fundraising will suffer from lack of digital skills

Two-thirds of charity professionals regard the use of digital technologies as ‘essential’, according to a survey published today, with 78 per cent fearing that they will miss out on fundraising income if they do not engage.

Trustees' Week 2012

As Trustees’ Week draws to a close, picks just a few of the highlights from the week.

Sir Stuart: philanthropy 'fills the gap'

Philanthropy has an important role filling the gap between the public and private sectors but needs to “grasp the opportunities” and also address criticism, Sir Stuart Etherington said last night.

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

One million dementia 'friend volunteers' to be trained

The Alzheimer’s Society today announced the launch of a £2.4m government-backed scheme that aims to educate one million members of the public about dementia by 2015.

Sector should learn from McDonald's, says report

To avoid “continual reinvention of the wheel” charities looking to solve a particular problem should consider looking at what has already been done, and consider a franchise to scale up an existing project – argues Dan Berelowitz.

Legion embraces Thunderclap for Remembrance Sunday

The Royal British Legion is asking social media users to remind their followers and supporters about the two-minute silence on Remembrance Sunday with a ‘Thunderclap’ which will reach more than one million people.

Charity documentary vies for Oscars success

A documentary highlighting the work done by Mary’s Meals held its première last night and has been entered for the best documentary short category at the Academy Awards.

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