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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Ed Miliband’s election as new Labour leader is good for civil society organisations because of the pressure he will be able to exert over Labour councils considering how to cut their budgets, according to Navca chief executive Kevin Curley.
Community Service Volunteers, the overall winner of this year's Charity Awards, has appointed career civil servant Lucy de Groot to succeed Dame Elisabeth Hoodless as chief executive.
The Big Lottery Fund is inviting tenders for a multi-million-pound funding management system that will enable it to significantly increase the volume of applications that it receives and processes online.
After ten years in post as chief executive at the Institute of Fundraising, Lindsay Boswell is off to pastures new. Tania Mason went to his leaving reception.
A single and largely centralised body will never meet the need for a regulatory body to oversee an increasingly diverse sector.
The Charity Commission received 451 reports of serious incidents last year, almost twice as many as the year before.
The Office for Civil Society is reviewing the way it considers appeals by charities against local authority refusals to grant house-to-house collections licences.
New Philanthropy Capital chief executive Martin Brookes has used the Charity Awards-winning project Volunteers in Child Protection as the basis of a new report that aims to help charities stave off funding cuts in the forthcoming public spending round.
Acevo has secured pro bono advice from the world’s biggest PR agency to help the sector mount a robust defence against negative media coverage of issues like fundraising costs or CEOs’ salaries.