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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Adobe joins CTT donation scheme

The Charity Technology Trust (CTT) has announced that Adobe has joined its CTXchange donation programme offering charities design and digital editing software.

Regional charity uses £60,000 grant to launch TV awareness campaign

A regional children’s charity has rebranded and launched a £60,000 advertising campaign to raise awareness of the work it does as it attempts to diversify its income.

Arts Council England opens £20m small capital grants fund

Arts Council England has today opened the application process for the first round of funding from a £20m fund for small capital grants.

90 per cent of charities using cloud computing in some form

Most civil society organisations are now using cloud computing in some way, but lack of knowledge is a barrier to future wider use, according to a new global survey.

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

Film of the week: Christian Aid tax bus

This week Kirsty Weakley shines the spotlight on how Christian Aid has made the most of film in its latest campaign.

World Food Programme in global partnership with Mastercard

The World Food Programme and Mastercard yesterday announced a global partnership that will see the organisations work together to scale up its digital food programmes and launch an online donation platform to engage shoppers.

CAF bows out of text donation

The Charities Aid Foundation has decided to drop its text giving service because the technology has moved on with new providers entering the market and it does not want to “duplicate the work of those organisations”.

Universities benefit from rise in philanthropy

There is a growing culture of donating to universities, but there is still more to be done, according to a new report.

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