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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Conservative peer Baroness Berridge used a Lords debate on the role of religion in UK society yesterday to defend the Charity Commission’s decision to refuse charitable status to the Exclusive Brethren.
A number of women fundraisers have taken to Twitter to condemn the lack of female speakers at a new fundraising event organised by former NSPCC fundraising director Giles Pegram and Professor Adrian Sargeant.
Conservative MP Peter Bone is today planning to table a motion in Parliament aimed at amending the Charities Act to restore the presumption that all religious groups are for the public benefit and therefore can be charities.
A giant of the charity sector, but an even greater friend. I am truly devastated that Dave is no longer with us.
CFG's trustees did not become aware that its reserves had plunged by nearly three-quarters until two months after the end of the financial year, Civil Society News has learned.
Daniel Phelan, who died at home on Wednesday 11 February after a long illness, was a socially-motivated businessman who encapsulated the true meaning of social enterprise before the term was even coined.
The debate that has been sparked by Giles Pegram's comments and apology about women in fundraising proves that we were right to bring the issue to a wider audience, says Tania Mason.
Moves to evict non-disabled residents of a charity-run community village who share houses with people with learning disabilities in return for free accommodation, food and other benefits, were temporarily halted by the High Court on Friday after lawyers representing the villagers challenged the changes.