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.

Email her kirsty.weakley@civilsociety.co.uk

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IT new business wins December 2012: Play and donate

As a conservation charity prepares to launch its own social networking-style website, Kirsty Weakley rounds-up the latest IT new business wins.

Homeless reporting service rolled out across England

Homeless Link and Broadway today launched a hotline and website that it hopes the public will use to report rough sleepers to local homelessness services across England.

Prince's Trust income up 40 per cent following merger

The Prince’s Trust has seen its income rise by 40 per cent to £50m following its merger with Fairbridge, and has revealed plans for "vigorous growth".

Online fundraising platforms: the small print

Launches of “revolutionary” new fundraising platforms are becoming ten a penny.  So civilsociety.co.uk decided to take a proper look and see which are really leading the way.

Am I the only person who feels it is slightly dubious that a consultant brought in to the Tory Party to develop a policy, who then becomes a civil servant to help implement that policy then gets a highly paid job to deliver that policy??

» Former Big Society adviser promoted to CEO at NCS Trust

John Low, chief executive, CAF

Charities are under more pressure as a result of the economic climate, according to a recent poll, with almost half of respondents saying that they dipped into their reserves last year and one in six believing they may face closure in 2013.

Premal Shah, president, Kiva and Stephen Kaufer, CEO Tripadvisor

Kiva has announced a partnership with TripAdvisor that will see the travel review site donate $250,000 (more than £155,000) to the microlending platform.

John Bird, head of thankQ

HR and accounting software provider, Access, has acquired the fundraising and CRM provider thankQ in a deal that is valued at £2.7m.

Commission to open applications for CIOs on Monday

The Charity Commission will start accepting applications from new organisations wishing to register as a charitable incorporated organisation from next Monday.

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