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 government has just announced a one-year, £100m transition fund to help the voluntary sector adjust to new public spending budgets.
Charity leaders should spend around a third of their time thinking about radical new ways to serve their beneficiaries, delegates at Charity Finance Live were told in the final plenary of yesterday's programme.
The Evening Standard, long a vocal critic of street fundraising in London, was forced to change its tune last week after two of the robbers who foiled the jewellery store robbery in Kensington turned out to be on-duty chuggers.
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 voluntary sector must move from a grants mentality to a contract mentality, the new chief executive of the Charity Commission said this morning.
The government wants to invest in a new support programme for civil society organisations that will help them “modernise, become more efficient and more entrepreneurial”.
A new website, mentoring, employer-supported volunteering and bursaries to help frontline groups access specialist services are all central to the government’s new vision of how best to support civil society groups to build the Big Society.