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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Mentoring charity Chance UK has become embroiled in a row with Hackney Council over a £65,000 grant which the charity claims the council has cut retrospectively from April last year.
Community transport organisation HCT Group has teamed up with Bridges Ventures to design a new financial instrument for the sector that allows returns to investors to rise or fall in line with the organisation’s revenues and social impact.
The Helplines Association has called for tighter regulation of non-profit helplines in the wake of the National Bullying Helpline scandal, including a kitemark scheme to help callers identify organisations that subscribe to high standards.
The Charity Commission may be under-resourced and timid as a result of past failures, but the answer is not a bad decision based on the false premise that tax status is all that is important to charitable status.
Civil society leaders were today quick to highlight the sector’s key role in helping David Cameron’s new coalition government build the ‘Big Society’ that the Conservatives hung their election campaign on.
The Institute of Fundraising has enlisted former NSPCC fundraising chief Giles Pegram to assess whether and why there is such a shortage of fundraisers with the skills and experience necessary to move into director-level roles.
NCVO is expecting to make around 11 per cent of its staff redundant following its recent merger with Volunteering England.