Tania Mason is editorial director 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 has announced that it has protected more than £3m of assets at a Christian charity which had to be wound up after evidence was found of “serious mismanagement and misconduct” by its trustees.
A new study of the economic impact derived from the work of employment charity Tomorrow’s People over a seven-year period suggests that its youth programme delivers £3.80 worth of benefit for every £1 it costs to run.
The Daily Mail has run a story attacking Citizens Advice because around 19 of the UK’s 316 local Citizens Advice centres are still charging premium rates for telephone advice.
A giant of the charity sector, but an even greater friend. I am truly devastated that Dave is no longer with us.
The government’s proposed new policy directions for the Big Lottery Fund seek to align the funder far too closely with government spending priorities and risk undermining its independence, NCVO has warned.
The Salvation Army is trialling new sensors in some of its clothing donation bins, in a bid to cut collections costs and process donations of clothes and shoes more efficiently.
The OCS will provide £1.7m over four years and work with a group of charitable funders to generate match-funding for a programme to boost governance and leadership skills within the voluntary sector.
Mark Goldring CBE, currently chief executive of Oxfam GB, has been awarded the Daniel Phelan Award for Outstanding Achievement at this year’s Charity Awards.