Gareth Jones

Gareth Jones

Freelance journalist

Gareth Jones is a freelance journalist and communications consultant specialising in the charity sector. Having previously spent over seven years as a reporter and senior reporter for Charity Finance magazine and civilsociety.co.uk, he has developed expertise in a broad range of areas, including public policy, IT, investment, fundraising, taxation, insurance and social media.

He holds a master’s degree in Public Policy from King’s College London, and has volunteered in both the social policy team at Citizens Advice and at the Social Market Foundation think tank.

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Waterways charity creates elected advisory council

Four boaters and two boating business representatives have been elected to a new advisory council which is being created to oversee and guide the work of the new Canal & River Trust.

Baroness Williams of Crosby

Charities are playing lobbying “power games” and need to listen more to their beneficiaries, according to Liberal Democrat peer Shirley Williams.






Family Lives merges with TeenBoundaries UK

Family Lives has taken over another small bullying charity, this time bringing TeenBoundaries UK under its wing.

Rethink rebrands to clarify its role

Rethink has rebranded as Rethink Mental Illness as it didn’t feel its name sufficiently explained what it does.

But can this spreadsheet wave a magic wand and cure the resource issues that result in charity staff working overly long hours and not taking their full holiday entitlement? If so, where do I sign?

» Charity uses software to ensure staff don’t work too hard

Benevolent funds queue up to speak at public benefit hearing

Four more organisations have been permitted to give evidence at the Charity Tribunal hearing on the public benefit of benevolent funds.

Charities could do more to emphasise their value to government, says think tank chief

The voluntary sector may need to do more in order to emphasise the special qualities it can bring to public services, according to Caroline Slocock, director of the Civil Exchange think tank.

Nick Hurd in the community

The government today launched the £10m Innovation in Giving Fund, calling on applicants to send in videos pitching ideas for technologies and networks that make it easier for people to help each other.

Communities secretary Eric Pickles

Local authorities should not make cuts to the voluntary sector that are larger than those they are experiencing themselves, according to new guidance issued today.

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