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.

A giant of the charity sector, but an even greater friend. I am truly devastated that Dave is no longer with us.

» Former Citizens Advice chief David Harker dies

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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Kirsty Weakley examines Kids Company’s annual accounts to identify clues about what led to its downfall.

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How foundations can strengthen civil society

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How a housing charity turned a major setback into an opportunity

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Valerie Owen, OBE, chair of Swan Housing Association’s board, describes how seeing a governance problem...

Case study: Grievance against trustees

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A chief executive and employment lawyer offer advice on what to do when allegations of bullying heighten...

When is a charity merger a step too far, too fast?

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Rushing towards a merger without following the proper procedures leads one charity into a bigger commitment...

How to get to grips with data protection and prevent a crisis

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With data leaks and scandals involving charities on the rise, Patrick Nash of Connect Assist explains...

Change, what does it mean?

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Patrick Nash explains what transformational change can mean to charities and how to go about it.

Mobile membership at Diabetes UK

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