Tania Mason

Tania Mason

Tania Mason is group editor at Civil Society Media.

She has been a journalist for 20-odd years and has specialised in the charity sector since 2003. Her experience has included stints on Third Sector, Marketing and PrintWeek magazines as well as agency work involving court reporting and occasional doorstepping of celebs for the tabloids. She started her career with five years on a daily newspaper in New Zealand before moving to London in 1993.

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Richard Hawkes: 'It’s absolutely right that we pay fundraisers, but we have to get the practice right'

Richard Hawkes caused quite a stir when he left Scope in May after five and a half years. A few months later and he is back in the saddle in a newly-created role of chief executive at the British Asian Trust.

Barbara Frost won the Daniel Phelan Award for Outstanding Achievement

Barbara Frost, chief executive of WaterAid for the last ten years, was honoured with the first-ever eponymously named Daniel Phelan Award for Outstanding Achievement, at The Charity Awards 2015.  She spoke to Tania Mason about her career.

Michael Norton, winner of the Outstanding Achievement Award at The Charity Awards 2014

The Charity Awards judges selected Michael Norton to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award in 2014. Tania Mason met the man whose fingerprints are all over civil society.

Sally de la Bedoyere, chief executive, Public Fundraising Regulatory Association

Despite Lord Hodgson's hint that there are too many fundraising membership and regulatory bodies, the PFRA is not going anywhere. In fact, says its new CEO, its remit will only grow. Tania Mason reports.

Charity Finance was (and is) a truly proper read for anyone working in this industry. It was like Daniel himself - decent, informative, full of integrity and with a sprinkling of humour to lighten the load.

» Daniel Phelan: Publisher, editor, social entrepreneur, intellectual

Mind the gap

As the issue of women’s pay and representation in the private sector continues to hog the spotlight, Tania Mason takes the temperature of the situation in civil society leadership positions.

Peter Wanless, BIG chief executive and Peter Ainsworth, BIG chair

The Big Lottery Fund aims to be much less prescriptive and more flexible than it has been in the past, say its chair and chief executive. And it is planning a new 'bright ideas' type programme. Tania Mason reports.

A BIG journey: Gerald Oppenheim on leaving the lottery

Gerald Oppenheim’s departure from the Big Lottery Fund last month marked the end of an era for the funder. But its future is no less exciting, he tells Tania Mason.

Retail therapy: The aftermath of the Mary Queen of Charity Shops experiment

Millions watched retail expert Mary Portas transform a Save the Children charity shop in Orpington in a recent television series, but what happened after the camera crew left? Lucy Harvey reports.

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Is the Sorp wasting your time?

5 Nov 2015

Reporting requirements introduced in the new Sorp are diverting resources away from core activities, says...

What will the spending review mean for charities?

3 Nov 2015

The next spending review may see a 40 per cent cut to budgets at the Charity Commission and Office for...

Fundraising under pressure

2 Nov 2015

How can fundraising be best incorporated into your risk planning? Guy Biggin suggests some strategies....

Bedding down radical change at Scope

10 Nov 2015

Former Scope chair, Alice Maynard, describes the charity's governance journey following a radical change...

Changing the way we govern at the Royal Academy of Engineering

9 Nov 2015

Professor Sir William Wakeham, past vice president of the Royal Academy of Engineering, describes some...

In the glare of critical media attention

6 Nov 2015

Two chairs advise on how to deal with the fallout of increasing media scrutiny over Lobbying Act guidelines...

If you change how you analyse data, you can understand your service users better

2 Nov 2015

It is now crucial for helpline charities to have multiple channels of communication. Patrick Nash, chief...

New direction for MNDA

1 Nov 2015

Kirsty Weakley reports on MNDA's new firewall and switching network, as well as the rest of this month's...

Safe and sound with a smartphone app

1 Oct 2015

Kirsty Weakley reports on how Signposts has started using a smartphone app to protect its mobile workers,...