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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Andrew Hind to chair Fundraising Standards Board

Andrew Hind has today announced that he will step down from his role as editor of Charity Finance magazine and join the Fundraising Standards Board as its new chair.

Sharon Witherspoon has left the Nuffield Foundation

Sharon Witherspoon, director of the Nuffield Foundation, has left the charity after 19 years following “recent discussions about strategic issues”.

JK Rowling charity scoops top prize at Charity Awards 2015

A charity set up by JK Rowling ten years ago to close children’s institutions and orphanages in developing countries and resettle their young residents with their families or foster carers, has won the Overall Award at The Charity Awards 2015.

Daniel Phelan is remembered at Charity Awards 2015

Cathy Phelan, wife of Charity Awards founder Daniel Phelan, paid tribute to him last night at the first Charity Awards ceremony since he passed away in February.

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

Barbara Frost wins Daniel Phelan Award for Outstanding Achievement

WaterAid chief executive Barbara Frost was honoured with the Daniel Phelan Award for Outstanding Achievement at last night’s Charity Awards.

Shortlist is announced for Charity Awards 2015

Honour-based violence, deforestation in the Amazon, and sexual exploitation of girls by London gangs are just three of the problems being successfully tackled by charities shortlisted in this year’s Charity Awards.

Daniel Phelan, 1956-2015

Daniel Phelan, owner and editor-in-chief of Civil Society Media, passed away on Wednesday following a long battle with cancer. He was 58.


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.

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