10 Mar 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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The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation has awarded £17,500 to PrimeTimers to progress the concept of a civil society university.
A new survey of 450 interim managers working in charities has revealed that 84 per cent of the organisations they are stationed at, have increased their fundraising efforts in the last few months.
An “exceptional voluntary sector manager” is being sought to become a full-time PhD student researching performance measurement in the sector at the Cranfield School of Management later this year.
Tony Banks, the chairman of Balhousie Care Group who became acquainted with the work of Combat Stress when he appeared on the Secret Millionaire TV show, has joined the board of the charity’s ‘Enemy Within’ appeal which aims to raise £30m.
The Charity Commission may be under-resourced and timid as a result of past failures, but the answer is not a bad decision based on the false premise that tax status is all that is important to charitable status.
Charities minister Angela Smith lost her seat in yesterday’s election after Labour’s share of the vote in her Basildon constituency fell by nearly 10 per cent, giving Conservative candidate Stephen Metcalfe the victory with 43.9 per cent.
A new Acevo taskforce that is drawing up proposals for a less stringent regulatory framework for the sector, has lined up a meeting with Charity Commission chair Dame Suzi Leather later this month to discuss its ideas.
Acevo chief executive Stephen Bubb used his blog this week to tell the sector it owes Acevo a “big vote of thanks” for securing assurances from the three main parties that they would commit to funding the Future Jobs Fund until at least March next year.
Former broadcaster Martyn Lewis looks set to become the next chairman of NCVO after the umbrella body’s board of trustees chose him as their “preferred candidate” today.