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Join us for a three day festival of leadership on Tues 20, Tues 27 and Weds 28 September. Attend the first day face to face or online. Book your place.

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Governance FAQs

How important is the CEO and chair relationship? How should the CEO induct the trustees? How can the board challenge the chair? We have the answer to these and other frequently asked governance questions.

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Chief executive

Motor Neurone Disease Association, Northampton, £100-130k

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Bringing your whole self to work

Jane Ide talks to Raakhi Shah, CEO of The Circle. 

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New & Emerging Leaders programme

A 12 week leadership development programme for aspiring and new chief executives. Find out more.

Shining a light on sustainability

Learn about Zurich Municipal’s latest whitepaper.

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ACEVO Community

More than a membership organisation, we are a community of civil society leaders and we know the importance of peer support and advice. Our members have access to an online hub, where they ask and offer advice as well as start and engage in conversations on any relevant topics. It’s our own social media, a safety net you can rely on.

Ask the Community

A one-day workshop for those who want their board to go beyond ‘ticking the box’ when it comes to governance. 

Talk to us

As a CEO, it’s hard to know where to turn for good advice and to share the load. No matter what you are facing we are here for you: reach out to our advice and support team with any questions you may have, they are here to listen and support you.                                                                                                                               

What ACEVO does and how it supports leaders of charities and social enterprises in England and Wales.

Thank you so much for your support over the last few weeks. You have really helped me to see things in a different way. I am so pleased that I joined ACEVO.

Alison Jordan, CEO, Pete's Dragons

I have really valued the ACEVO website and the community hub.... I always seem to find something within the ACEVO community that picks me up again. Membership has been so valuable.

Sara Aspley, CEO, Stratford Upon Avon Town Trust