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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Charities will be able collect donations via dot NGO domain pages

Charities that sign up for the new generic top-level domain, .ngo, will be able to collect donations via their directory page.

Greenpeace International loses more than £3m in currency exchanges

Greenpeace International lost €3.8m - just over £3m - as the result of a currency exchange contract after a staff member gambled on currency markets.

Bubb: MPs’ attacks on anti-poverty charities are an attempt to ‘ignore the message’

The chief executive of Acevo has warned of “concerted attacks” against Oxfam and the Trussell Trust, with letters to the Times, the Charity Commission and Acevo members accusing MPs of attempting to curtail charities’ rights to free speech.

Bee Count

Charities are doing exciting things with mobile apps. Kirsty Weakely takes a look at some that are great at engaging t supporters.

Interesting to note that around 30,000 more people volunteered in the sector, but is this 'real volunteers' or did they have to 'volunteer' to keep food on the plate!

» Charity sector workforce grows by almost 30,000

Commission investigates Jehovah’s Witnesses following child abuse case

The Charity Commission has opened statutory inquiries into a Jehovah’s Witness congregation that has been accused of letting paedophile question victims, and the religious movement’s UK headquarters.

Philanthropist cuts donations to ex-wife's charity

Chris Hohn, Britain’s biggest philanthropist, has stopped donating annual profits from his hedge fund to the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, which is run by his ex-wife.

Stephen Greene, chair, NCS Trust

Charities spend too much time debating the terminology around volunteering and not enough time innovating, the chair of NCS Trust and founder of RockCorps, Stephen Greene has warned.

Su Sayer to become chair at the Campaign to Protect Rural England

Su Sayer, the founder and outgoing chief executive of United Response, will join the Campaign to Protect Rural England next month.

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