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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Neelam Makhijani,CEO, Resource Alliance, photo credit Barbara Doux

Resource Alliance chief executive, Neelam Makhijani has called for more emphasis on the role of philanthropy in achieving the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals as it develops a post-2015 agenda.

Richard Parry, incoming chief executive, Canal and River Trust, copyright Canal and River Trust

The Canal and River Trust has appointed Richard Parry to succeed Robin Evans as chief executive.

IT new business wins: Responsive Crimestoppers

This month Crimestoppers announced plans to launch a responsive website later this year. Kirsty Weakley reports on that the other IT highlights from the past month.

Charity urges government to change gift aid for workplace giving

Breast Cancer Campaign has called for a change to gift aid legislation to allow employers to sign a single gift aid declaration form for all their staff, as it claims it is missing out on “hundreds of thousands of pounds” each year.

So B&B operators cannot refuse gay couples a bed in their own home yet banks can assume muslim organisations might be laundering money for terrorists without any criminal act being proved. Its a strange world.

» Finsbury Park Mosque told its bank account will be closed by HSBC

Jonathan Burchfield, partner, Stone King and interim manager Cup Trust

The Charity Commission has appointed an interim manager, and opened a statutory inquiry into the Cup Trust.

Robert Longley-Cook, chief executive, Hft

Hft and Self Unlimited merged at the end of April with the latter's chief executive set to stand down, it was announced today.

Public won't cut charities slack on data protection issues, warns ICO

People who report data protection issues to the Information Commissioner's Office do not make a distinction between commercial organisations and charities, warns David Evans, group manager at the ICO.

DataKind launches UK chapter

A US charity that connects other charities with data scientists who want to volunteer, has launched a UK branch.

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