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 Charity Commission’s new chief executive is unfazed by the prospect of wielding the hatchet that is poised to fall on the regulator’s activities – and is convinced there will be opportunities to create new services as well as cut old ones. Tania Mason reports.
Acevo has written to Chancellor George Osborne urging him to set up a ‘fairness panel’ of civil society leaders who will examine the proposed spending review figures to ensure that the most vulnerable people are not unduly penalised.
The National Trust had its best ever financial performance last year, according to the charity’s 2009/10 annual report published today.
A single and largely centralised body will never meet the need for a regulatory body to oversee an increasingly diverse sector.
Sue Ryder Care's trading arm has secured pro bono help to put in place an environmental management system that will reduce its waste and use of energy, water and materials, eventually saving the whole charity tens of thousands of pounds per year.
Acevo chief executive Stephen Bubb has written a stern letter to the CEOs of the top 50 fundraising charities challenging their reluctance to defend the sector on last week’s Newsnight programme about face-to-face fundraising.
Lord Hodgson, chair of the government taskforce that is trying to reduce the level of red tape strangling the sector, has asked Charity Trustee Networks to identify the top five regulatory burdens for charities.