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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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.
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.
A single and largely centralised body will never meet the need for a regulatory body to oversee an increasingly diverse sector.
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.
British Red Cross fundraising director Mark Astarita has defended the decisions by several of the UK’s biggest charities not to appear on the BBC Newsnight programme about street fundraising, claiming they were being set up for a “bear-baiting contest”.
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.