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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Future trends: Predictions for charity IT in 2012

Once again, we asked IT suppliers for their predictions on how IT in the charity sector will change over the next year. Here are their responses.

Festify, Shelter's light-hearted Facebook app

Last week’s Institute of Fundraising Technology Conference included a presentation from James Barker of Shelter, who spilled the beans on some of the charity’s work online. Gareth Jones reports.

Taking gift aid online: How ResPublica's system would work

Gareth Jones explains the think-tank’s proposed system for moving gift aid administration online.

Can YouTube, Amazon and iTunes do more to help charities?

Gareth Jones wonders if charities could be working with the web giants to raise money as well as fighting against them.

It comes to something if a charity CEO cannot go off on a pointless vanity massaging overseas jaunt without people getting shirty and jealous. He would have been letting himself and other CEOs down if he hadn't gone.

» Union angered by charity chief executive’s Prince William visit

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It's time for the sector to front up and prove it has nothing to hide

19 Aug 2014

The sector's representative bodies must be bolder in telling the Charity Commission what they think of...

The Big Society Network saga needs further digging

25 Jul 2014

Richard Caulfield was suspicious about the independence of Big Society Network way back in 2010.

You’ve got a (critical) friend

25 Jul 2014

The new £40m Sustainability Fund ought to allocate some money to expert intermediaries so they can help...