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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BT’s move to launch a no-fee fundraising website has drawn criticism from social entrepreneur and author Robert Ashton, who has accused the telecoms giant of using its financial muscle to deliberately undermine the market's creator JustGiving.
The Citizens Advice Bureau volunteer who tried to take her legal claim for the same employment rights as an employee all the way to Europe, has been stopped by the Supreme Court.
Interpal, the controversial UK-based Palestinian charity, is facing closure after Lloyds TSB instructed the Islamic Bank of Britain to shut its bank account.
Dawn Austwick, chief executive of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, has described as “shocking” the role that funders play in encouraging charities to have weak balance sheets.
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.
Social Enterprise UK has rounded on the decision by NHS Surrey to award preferred-bidder status for a £450m contract to a Virgin-owned private health provider over a social enterprise, claiming it jeopardises the government’s mutuals agenda.
The Media Trust will employ the services of three different consultancies to help it plan, implement and evaluate its three-year-long newsnet citizen journalism project, funded by the Big Lottery Fund.
The British Red Cross has proposed a compromise over the tax relief cap: that donations only become subject to the cap if the taxpayer claims the relief for themselves, but not if they donate it to the charity.
Charities will soon be required to state in their annual return whether they pay their trustees and whether they are members of the Fundraising Standards Board, as a result of changes being brought in next year by the Charity Commission.