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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Last week Kirsty Weakley spent a day immersed in all things digital transformation at CharityComms' conference. She picks out the key themes that emerged.
A former assistant manager at Grant Thornton has been jailed for 40 months after embezzling more than £726,000 intended to go to charity.
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.
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!
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.
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 International UK has given street fundraisers virtual reality headsets so they can show the public the impact barrel bombing has had in Syria.
Unicef has launched a challenge to encourage companies to create new wearable technology to solve health problems for new mothers and young children.