13 Nov 2014
Daniel Phelan is editor-in-chief of Civil Society Media Ltd.
He began a media career in 1987 with the magazine Assembly & Association, a title drawn from the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which provided a forum for representative and membership bodies throughout the not-for-profit sector. In 1988, in collaboration with what was then the Institute of Charity Fundraising Managers (now the Institute of Fundraising), Phelan founded Fundraising, the UK’s first ever magazine for fundraisers.
In 1990, Phelan founded the company which is now Civil Society Media and remains as its editor-in-chief. He started Charity Finance magazine that year and was editor for its first seven years. In 1999, Phelan founded The Charity Awards, the annual UK-wide programme recognising excellence in charity management. In 2006, he founded Governance, the UK’s foremost magazine for charity trustees.
He is a trustee of Step Change Debt Charity (formerly the Consumer Credit Counselling Service/CCCS), Britain’s largest debt counselling charity, and Alliance Publishing Trust which publishes Alliance, the leading magazine for philanthropy and social investment worldwide.
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