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.

Email her kirsty.weakley@civilsociety.co.uk

Follow her on Twitter @KirstyWeakley 

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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.

Children's Society and NSPCC to improve their digital services

The Children's Society and NSPCC both said last week they plan to revamp digital services for young people, while vInspired said it is engaging more young volunteers after changing its online form.

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

RNLI releases first charity app for the Apple Watch

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution has today launched what it believes to be the first UK charity app that works with Apple’s smartwatch, for people involved in its mass-participation fundraising challenge, H2Only.

Claire Hazle, head of digital, Marie Curie

Marie Curie set out to improve its use of digital after realising that it was “limiting its future” by neglecting it, and increased online donors and time visitors spent on the site by a quarter, its head of digital said yesterday.

Amnesty trials virtual reality headsets for street fundraisers

Amnesty International UK has given street fundraisers virtual reality headsets so they can show the public the impact barrel bombing has had in Syria.

Unicef

Unicef has launched a challenge to encourage companies to create new wearable technology to solve health problems for new mothers and young children.

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