13 Sep 2016
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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The Charity Commission has announced that it has protected more than £3m of assets at a Christian charity which had to be wound up after evidence was found of “serious mismanagement and misconduct” by its trustees.
The Daily Mail has run a story attacking Citizens Advice because around 19 of the UK’s 316 local Citizens Advice centres are still charging premium rates for telephone advice.
The OCS will provide £1.7m over four years and work with a group of charitable funders to generate match-funding for a programme to boost governance and leadership skills within the voluntary sector.
Mark Goldring CBE, currently chief executive of Oxfam GB, has been awarded the Daniel Phelan Award for Outstanding Achievement at this year’s Charity Awards.
A giant of the charity sector, but an even greater friend. I am truly devastated that Dave is no longer with us.
The Trussell Trust has taken the Overall Award at this year’s Charity Awards for its nationwide network of more than 400 food banks which provided emergency food parcels and support to more than a million people last year.
Mark Goldring, chief executive of Oxfam GB, is the recipient of the 2016 Daniel Phelan Award for Outstanding Achievement in the sector. Tania Mason met him.
Each charity should have a plan to protect its reputation and keep itself off the front page of the national newspapers, a communications expert told Trustee Exchange last week.
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