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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William Shawcross, chair of the Charity Commission. Image by Fergus Burnett.

The Charity Commission chair's unsupportive approach to the sector poses a very real threat to public trust and confidence, says Tania Mason.

Ben Kernighan, former deputy CEO at NCVO, delivers his leaving speech. Image courtesy of Tesse Akpeki.

The sector's great and good were out in force last night for NCVO deputy chief Ben Kernighan's leaving drinks. As was the feelgood factor, says Tania Mason.

Challenge to Change's entry on the Register of Charities

The Charity Commission should not be allowing charities to become CIOs if their reporting is not up-to-date, says Tania Mason.



Do as I say, not as I do…

The habitual late filing of regulatory documents by William Shawcross’s charity puts the Charity Commission in an invidious position, says Tania Mason.



The Charity Commission may be under-resourced and timid as a result of past failures, but the answer is not a bad decision based on the false premise that tax status is all that is important to charitable status.

» Hodge moots 'bonfire' of the Charity Commission

The CSV 'homepage' on the Commission's online register

The Charity Commission takes too long to make charities’ accounts public on its website, says Tania Mason. Maybe it should take a leaf out of Companies House’s book and charge a fee to see them.

The panda made me do it

Adrian Cockle from the online team at WWF  - @ade_WWF  - pitched this film on Twitter last week with the following comment: "Stop! Stop what you're doing *right now* and watch this. It'll make your day 142% better, I promise."

He was right!  

Face-to-face: the next act

Roll up, roll up, for the next act of the fascinating spectacle that is face-to-face fundraising. By Tania Mason.

David Cameron delivering the Hinton Lecture in 2005

Tonight, Senator George Mitchell will give the 15th annual Hinton Lecture.  Seven years ago, a certain David Cameron MP delivered the eighth.  Tania Mason looks back at his speech and finds a politician determined to make things better for the sector.



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