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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The Charity Commission will organise a seminar to consider the issues around investigative journalism as a potential charitable activity, its chief executive promised yesterday.
A year-long study of the relationship between Whitehall policy-making and frontline public service delivery by charities has identified five “fundamental disconnects” between policy and practice.
Andrew Turner MP, the new member of the Public Administration Select Committee, has tweeted that he agrees with many of the views of his predecessor on the committee, the controversial and outspoken Charlie Elphicke.
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.
The government has pledged to set up a new working group to revise the model gift aid declaration and develop new marketing collateral to try to increase take-up of the tax relief by donors, as part of its Autumn Statement.
The Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales has today unveiled its new strategy for distributing at least £23m over the next year, and what it hopes will be a similar amount each year for the foreseeable future.
Minister for civil society Nick Hurd has said that people with concerns about high pay in charities should refer them to the Charity Commission.