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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NSPCC calls on government to hold social media companies to account

NSPCC has called on the government to take action against Facebook after the social media company refused to remove video of a baby being immersed in water from its site.

Tesco and FareShare launch app to give unsold food to charity

Tesco is inviting charities to sign up to a new mobile app, FareShare FoodCloud, which enables store managers to alert local bodies when they have surplus food to distribute.

Daily Mail calls on government to introduce 'Olive's Law' and reform fundraising regulation

The Daily Mail has called for the introduction of a single charity regulator and for new legislation to prevent charities "bullying and harassing the most generous and vulnerable".

New websites for Action for Children, Care International and the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

Kirsty Weakley looks at how Action for Children, Care International and the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation have updgraded their websites, as well as the rest of this month's IT new business wins.

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?

» NPC: 'It's time to consider the role of religious charities'

Charity chief executives and trustees 'lack leadership' on digital technology, says report

A "lack of brave leadership" is holding the sector back from exploiting digital technologies, according to the author of a report published today.

Ten tips for digital transformation at charities

Last week Kirsty Weakley spent a day immersed in all things digital transformation at CharityComms' conference. She picks out the key themes that emerged.

Glasgow Sheriff Court (image credit: Stephen Sweeney)

A former assistant manager at Grant Thornton has been jailed for 40 months after embezzling more than £726,000 intended to go to charity.

One-fifth of charities surveyed do not accept donations through their own websites

Some 20 per cent of charities do not accept donations via their own websites, and 38 per cent are not able to receive text donations, according to a report from Barclays.

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