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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Charities must resist the urge to compete – for funds, donors and contracts – and focus instead on how they can share information and help each other out, former Charity Commission chief Andrew Hind said last night.
The Institute of Commissioning Professionals has created a National Commissioning Consortium to help GPs fulfil their new remit of commissioning health services in their local areas.
There is little appetite among the UK’s largest charities for more detailed reporting of the expenses incurred by trustees and senior management, a new survey shows.
Has the taxpayer gained? I don't think so - the small savings to the Treasury (after the redundancy costs) are far outweighed by the damaging consequences of an under-resourced charity regulator.
Charity Finance has surveyed the UK’s largest 100 charities to find out whether they intend to publish their expenses following the advice of the Independent Expert Group on Charity Expenses. Tania Mason reports.
GuideStar International has taken back ownership of the GuideStar UK website following the Directory of Social Change’s decision to place GuideStar Data Services into administration.
The government has begun its review of the controversial vetting and barring scheme, and also confirmed it is to review the criminal records regime at the same time.
Navca chief Kevin Curley has sent an angry letter to Charity Commission chief executive Sam Younger attacking his recent exhortation to the sector to “move from a grants mentality to a contract mentality”.