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 Daughters of the Cross of Liege, the UK’s 69th largest charity by income, has confirmed that it will sell its private hospital, St Anthony’s, to Spire Healthcare, in spite of fierce opposition from local residents and politicians.
A 66 per cent rise in grants and fees during the year to 31 March 2013 helped Sustrans become the highest new entrant to the Charity 100 Index this year, taking its place in the list of the top 100 charities by income for the first time at number 83.
A single and largely centralised body will never meet the need for a regulatory body to oversee an increasingly diverse sector.
Four years on from the Comprehensive Spending Review, Tania Mason revisits the service delivery sector.
Tania Mason interviewed directors from a host of service delivery charities for her feature entitled Heads above water, published in April's Charity Finance. Click on the links below for edited transcripts of those interviews.
The single biggest mistake that British charities make is not investing in fundraising, Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett told a conference of charity trustees yesterday.