Daniel Phelan

Daniel Phelan

Founder, Civil Society Media Ltd

Daniel Phelan was the founder and editor-in-chief of Civil Society Media Ltd.

He died on 11 February 2015 following a long battle with cancer.

Daniel began his media career in 1987 with the magazine Assembly & Association, a title drawn from the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which provided a forum for representative and membership bodies throughout the not-for-profit sector. In 1988, in collaboration with what was then the Institute of Charity Fundraising Managers (now the Institute of Fundraising), Phelan founded Fundraising, the UK’s first-ever magazine for fundraisers. 

In 1990, Dan founded the company which is now Civil Society Media. He started Charity Finance magazine that year and was editor for its first seven years. In 1999, he founded The Charity Awards, the annual UK-wide programme recognising excellence in charity management. In 2005, he launched Governance, the UK’s foremost magazine for charity trustees.

Until shortly before his death he was a trustee of StepChange Debt Charity (formerly the Consumer Credit Counselling Service/CCCS), Britain’s largest debt counselling charity, and Alliance Publishing Trust which publishes Alliance, the leading magazine for philanthropy and social investment worldwide.

Daniel is survived by his wife Cathy and a daughter, Fabienne.

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

Displaying 1 to 5 (of 5)

stage_shots-_dan_award_10_250.jpg

Civil Society News is republishing this article from 13 June 2014 in tribute to Daniel Phelan.

A coterie of Charity Awards judges past and present, along with past winners of the Outstanding Achievement Award, paid a special tribute to Charity Awards founder Daniel Phelan last night, as the event celebrated its 15th year.


Cathy Phelan accepting the certificate on Dan's behalf

A coterie of Charity Awards judges past and present, along with past winners of the Outstanding Achievement Award, paid a special tribute to Charity Awards founder Daniel Phelan last night, as the event celebrated its 15th year.


Civil society ministers to go head-to-head in live ‘question time’ debate

Civil Society Media is to host a live question time-style debate with Nick Hurd, Gareth Thomas and Sir Stuart Etherington as the coalition government reaches the end of its first two years in power.

Sue Gwaspari, director of part-time volunteering, CSV

In 2010 CSV’s Volunteers in Child Protection project won the Overall Award at the Charity Awards. Sue Gwaspari, CSV’s director of part-time volunteering, outlines the impact that winning the Award has had on the organisation and the people it helps.


CSV's Sue Gwaspari collects the charity's Overall Winner award at 2010 Charity Awards gala dinner

Winning the Overall Award at the Charity Awards last year has helped CSV to increase by nearly five times the number of families helped by its winning Volunteers in Child Protection programme.


Displaying 1 to 5 (of 5)

Directory

Search the Directory

 

The Civil Society Directory is a comprehensive and effective resource for finding organisations and people in the sector.

Philanthropy can be 'disconnected, illegitimate and out of touch', warns JRF chief executive

29 Jun 2016

Julia Unwin, the outgoing chief executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, urged philanthropists to...

'Shocking' tribunal decision calls on Friends of the Earth to pay £1m tax bill

23 Jun 2016

Friends of the Earth's chief executive has condemned a tribunal decision instructing it to pay a tax bill...

Cancer Research UK invests in out-of-town superstores after drop in charity shop profits

22 Jun 2016

Cancer Research UK saw profits from its charity shops fall in the year to March 2016, and has responded...

Charity Commission releases 2016 annual return

29 Jun 2016

The Charity Commission has now made available its latest annual return for charities to fill in.

Slight decrease in trust of charities in Scotland, OSCR finds

29 Jun 2016

The level of trust in charities in Scotland has fallen slightly following negative media reports, according...

Charities risk their 'special status' if they ignore public concerns, warns regulator

28 Jun 2016

Charities must not ignore the public’s concerns over senior pay or overheads, the regulator's director...

Marie Curie appoints digital advisory board

21 Jun 2016

Marie Curie has appointed a digital advisory board to help it build on the successes of its digital transformation...

'Fake' charity app to help migrants at sea has been removed by Apple

21 Jun 2016

An app that claimed to support a charity rescuing refugees in the Mediterranean by enabling users to search...

Facebook looking to make ‘donate’ button available to UK charities this year

23 May 2016

Facebook is looking to roll-out its ‘donate’ button feature to all charity pages at some point this...