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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Female interim managers working in charities earned 15 per cent less than their male counterparts during the six months from June to December last year, new research shows.
CharityComms, the professional body for charity sector communicators that was set up and is chaired by Joe Saxton, has recruited Vicky Browning as its new director.
A year-long project investigating the future of membership in civil society has revealed that many charities place too much emphasis on providing tangible benefits, and should instead stress the sense of belonging and identity that membership provides.
One is also a little concerned that, with the appointment of Peter Clarke, the Charity Commission is setting itself up as a kicker of the Islamicist can. An odd pastime for a Charity Commission.
GuideStar UK and its subsidiary trading company GuideStar Data Services have become part of the Directory of Social Change.
The Charity Commission is looking into a charitable trust whose published accounts declare that it paid for the school fees of the trustees' grandchildren.
The independent expert group on sector expenses says there is no significant evidence of expenses abuse in the sector and so charities should not be required by law to publish their trustees’ and managers’ expenses.
Charities must prepare for a new government that will have very little knowledge or understanding of how civil society organisations work, whichever party wins the election, delegates to the NCVO annual conference were warned last week.