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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Michael O’Toole, the first Crown Representative for the charity sector, has resigned after two years to become the new chief executive of Mentor, the youth drug and alcohol charity.
The trustees of Society Network Foundation have rejected the Cabinet Office claim that the charity ought to repay £34,000 of its Social Action Fund grant, insisting that they had permission to transfer the unspent grant into general funds.
The Cabinet Office is seeking to recover almost £34,000 from Big Society Network for money that was “not spent in line with the grant agreement”.
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.
An adviser to a new charitable incorporated organisation that spent more than a year trying to open a bank account has blasted Barclays for its onerous demands and disproportionate due diligence.
Nick Hurd voiced his "respect and love" for the charity sector in his farewell speech at the NCVO summer reception yesterday, and urged charities to cut Brooks Newmark some slack over his 'knitting and politics' comment.
The striking-off application submitted to Companies House by Society Network Foundation has been stalled after an objection was filed with the regulator.
Charities Aid Foundation has refused to deny reports that it has closed the online donation page for Islamic Relief Worldwide in the wake of its designation as an “unauthorised association” by Israel.