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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Crisis, the charity for single homeless people, is to merge with Off the Streets and Into Work.
A new inquiry into the future of civil society resurrects the Conservative Party’s proposal for an Office of Civil Society, to provide government support for activities beyond the narrow confines of the ‘third sector’.
The Pituitary Foundation faces an arduous fight against a former member who is calling for a governance overhaul after alleged data protection breaches and mistreatment claims.
Stephen Pidgeon sought to defuse the row between the Institute of Fundraising and the face-to-face community over a comment he made on a YouTube video promoting an Institute direct marketing event, by issuing a public apology – of sorts – at the start of the day’s proceedings.
Congratulations to the RNLI - this only goes to prove that working on long term (and short term for that matter) legacies really pays dividends in the end.
The story in last week’s national newspapers accusing directors of the charity E-Act of making extortionate expense claims proves that the expenses issue remains a threat to the sector’s reputation, according to IT consultant John Tate.
Two married trustees of a charitable higher education college were also employed by the college in paid roles as its principal and marketing manager, despite its governing documents giving no provision to pay such trustees.
A company owned by the chair of Big Society Network donated services totalling more than £54,000 to the Conservative Party just before and after the last election.
The Cranfield Trust has added its voice to the view that there are too many charities, recommending to the Cabinet Office that the Charity Commission ought to impose “tougher demands” on people who want to set up a new one.