Q: What does ACEVO stand for?
A: ACEVO stands for the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations.
Q: What does ACEVO do?
A: We connect, develop, represent and support third sector leaders through our policy work, events & courses, publications, services & resources and membership benefits.
Q: Who can be a member of ACEVO?
A: The most senior person of a third sector organisation (charity, voluntary organisation or social enterprise) can join ACEVO as a Full Member. Next generation CEOs, directors, retired third sector CEOs and those with an interest in the third sector can join as Associate Members. If you work in the private sector, your company can join as a Corporate Partner. Visit the relevant membership page for full details of member benefits.
Q: How do I get to your offices?
A: We have two offices, one in London and one in Leeds. Visit our Contact Us page for office addresses and directions.
Q: Can you give me a list of your members?
A: Because our members are individuals, rather than organisations, we do not disclose lists of our members’ names to anyone outside of the organisation. This is to protect members’ privacy: this confidentiality is in particular due to our personal support role through the CEO in crisis service. Members can access a directory of all members for the purposes of networking, shared learning and peer mentoring. Everyone can access our statistics on the breakdown of our members by geographic location and by area of work, here [NOT YET PUBLISHED].
Q: Are you a charity?
A:Yes, we are a registered Charity (number 1114591). You can find us on the Charity Commission website. Our charitable objectives are below; you can read more about this in Our Mission.
Our objectives are:
- To promote the third sector for the benefit of the public by:
- liaising with charities, voluntary organisations, government, private sector bodies and other groups on relevant issues;
- providing advice, training, conferences and seminars on subjects relevant to the third sector;identifying needs in the third sector and establishing projects or policies to address them;
- providing information to the press and the public on the operation of, or problems encountered by, the third sector;
- providing advice and information on fundraising techniques appropriate for third sector organisations and charities; and
- acting as a representative of the third sector in relation to government policies and legislation