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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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.

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.

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

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.

Moving forward: Impact Coalition as it moves to Acevo

The Impact Coalition has moved out of the Institute of Fundraising into Acevo. What has it achieved in its first four years and how will it be different in its new home? Tania Mason reports.

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Values underpin the Samaritans' strategy

13 Jul 2015

As she prepares to stand down as chief executive, Catherine Johnstone outlines the way that Samaritans’...

A closer look at VAT and direct mail

10 Jul 2015

The Charity Tax Group's John Hemming examines the ins and outs of direct mail and VAT legislation.

No excuse for late filing of annual accounts

10 Jul 2015

Don Bawtree takes a look at the rules surrounding the late filing of financial accounts.

Transforming board leadership at the Education Support Network

4 Jul 2015

Three years after starting a governance restructuring programme, key players at the Education Support...

Financial irregularities: too much trust on the board

3 Jul 2015

Can a trustee board be too trusting of its executive team? Two experts give their advice for a charity...

Developing a well-crafted board

1 Jul 2015

David Spence, acting chair of Debra, describes why the charity moved from a fully elected board to a...

How to fund digital transformation at charities

28 Jul 2015

The landscape that charities operate in is changing, and the funding structures which support the sector...

Really simple first aid at the British Red Cross

7 Jul 2015

Kirsty Weakley report's on a new customer-relationship management system at the British Red Cross, and...

Paying the price of poor data management: how to avoid falling foul of the Data Protection Act

29 Jun 2015

Charities are still failing to sufficiently protect personal data, with breaches more than doubling over...