13 Nov 2014
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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Druidry has become officially recognised as a religion after the Charity Commission finally agreed to grant charitable status to the Druid Network.
Charity Trustee Networks chair Rodney Buse has warned the Charity Commission to remember that the public spending cuts will affect other providers of advice and guidance to small charities too, when it decides which services to chop.
The board members of the Big Lottery Fund are re-examining the funder’s policy on additionality and considering whether it is still fit for purpose in the tighter economic environment.
Sector figures paid warm and heartfelt tributes to erstwhile Charity Commission chief executive Andrew Hind last night as the regulator’s annual public meeting doubled up as a leaving reception.
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 Charity Commission has hired Sheffield Hallam University to examine the quality of charities’ reporting of their public benefit.
Ed Miliband’s election as new Labour leader is good for civil society organisations because of the pressure he will be able to exert over Labour councils considering how to cut their budgets, according to Navca chief executive Kevin Curley.
Community Service Volunteers, the overall winner of this year's Charity Awards, has appointed career civil servant Lucy de Groot to succeed Dame Elisabeth Hoodless as chief executive.
The Big Lottery Fund is inviting tenders for a multi-million-pound funding management system that will enable it to significantly increase the volume of applications that it receives and processes online.