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.
The voluntary sector should establish a central data bank where all grant applicants can lodge standard information about their organisations, to be accessed by funders wishing to verify their authenticity and vital statistics.
Debt counselling charity Christians Against Poverty has been forced to quit its membership of Advice UK after the umbrella body was made aware that it offers to pray for people who come to it with debt problems.
Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke has accused the Charity Commission of trying to suppress religion and predicted that the Plymouth Brethren case, where the organisation has been refused charity status, will be the first of many.
Charity Finance was (and is) a truly proper read for anyone working in this industry. It was like Daniel himself - decent, informative, full of integrity and with a sprinkling of humour to lighten the load.
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.
Daniel Phelan, owner and editor-in-chief of Civil Society Media, passed away on Wednesday following a long battle with cancer. He was 58.
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.