Tania Mason is group editor 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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A survey by Ipsos Mori for NPC about how charities are perceived by people who vote for various political parties has suggested that Ukip voters have lower levels of trust in charities than those who plan to vote for one of the three mainstream parties.
The Charity Commission has warned the IPPR think tank that it “exposed itself to the perception that it supported the development of Labour Party policy” because it allowed Labour policies to be announced at the launch of one of its reports.
Staff working at the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator are generally happier with their managers than they were a year ago but less happy with their overall treatment at work, according to the latest Civil Service People Survey.
The “formalised systems of volunteer management” has been driven by legislation, safeguarding vulnerable adults and health and safety as well as leading umbrella organisation like the NCVO.
Volunteering charity CSV has admitted that its pension deficit is its biggest risk in the future even though it recently paid £2.2m into the scheme from the fire sale of its properties.
The Charities Advisory Trust has scrapped the Scrooge Award for retailers that give the least amount to charity from charity Christmas cards after the vast majority of retailers responded to the campaign and boosted their contributions.
The new minister for civil society wants to see “billions of pounds” more public services delivered by charities and social enterprises over the next few years and plans to embark on a massive new capacity-building programme to enable it to happen.
Two days after the Chancellor unveiled his latest plan to cut public spending and outsource large swathes of public services, the minister for civil society has outlined his ideas for boosting the capacity of charities and social enterprises to provide them. Tania Mason reports.