Tania Mason

Tania Mason

Tania Mason is editorial director 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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Overall winner 2015 Lumos, with minister for civil society Rob Wilson and John Low, chief executive of overall Charity Awards partner

Today our group editor Tania Mason appeared on You and Yours on Radio 4, debating the value of charity awards ceremonies with Dame Hilary Blume. In this blog Tania expands on her arguments; we invite Dame Hilary - and readers - to respond.



The cuts don't work

Wage bill savings at the Charity Commission have finally outweighed the direct costs of making a third of its staff redundant.  But Tania Mason wonders if it is a false economy.

A shameful saga

The real shame of the Big Society Network saga is the hundreds of genuine, effective charities that missed out on funding, says Tania Mason.

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.

He was just so nice - an over used word, but I can only ever see Daniel with a smile on his face. Genuine, wickedly funny, intelligent, oozing with foresight and interest.

» Daniel Phelan dies, aged 58

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.



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Tania Mason takes issue with one of the Leadership 20:20 Commission’s recommendations.

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