Gareth Jones

Gareth Jones

Freelance journalist

Gareth Jones is a freelance journalist and communications consultant specialising in the charity sector. Having previously spent over seven years as a reporter and senior reporter for Charity Finance magazine and civilsociety.co.uk, he has developed expertise in a broad range of areas, including public policy, IT, investment, fundraising, taxation, insurance and social media.

He holds a master’s degree in Public Policy from King’s College London, and has volunteered in both the social policy team at Citizens Advice and at the Social Market Foundation think tank.

Is this profile up-to-date? If not, please let us know at whoswho@civilsociety.co.uk

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Should a charity's name explain what it does?

Gareth Jones asks if we are seeing a trend for charity names to explain clearly what the organisation does.

Festify, Shelter's light-hearted Facebook app

Last week’s Institute of Fundraising Technology Conference included a presentation from James Barker of Shelter, who spilled the beans on some of the charity’s work online. Gareth Jones reports.

Taking gift aid online: How ResPublica's system would work

Gareth Jones explains the think-tank’s proposed system for moving gift aid administration online.

Does this church grant rumour offer clues to future funding?

Gareth Jones asks whether the suggestion of a £5m government grant for the Church Urban Fund is a portent of things to come.

It comes to something if a charity CEO cannot go off on a pointless vanity massaging overseas jaunt without people getting shirty and jealous. He would have been letting himself and other CEOs down if he hadn't gone.

» Union angered by charity chief executive’s Prince William visit

Can YouTube, Amazon and iTunes do more to help charities?

Gareth Jones wonders if charities could be working with the web giants to raise money as well as fighting against them.

Lloyds TSB campaigners need to change tack

Gareth Jones argues that the campaign on behalf of the Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland is focusing on the wrong issue, and that the Foundation must compromise if it is to prevent Scottish charities' funding shortfall.

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