ACEVO in the News

Commission on the Donor Experience outlines its focus areas for next six months
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 30/06/16

membership body supported the commission’s work and planned to share its insights with the fundraising community and take forward its legacy.Asheem Singh, interim chief executive of the charity leaders body Acevo, said the commission’s work was of critical importance.Fundraisers wishing to be part of the groups can sign up on the commission’s website: www.donor-experience.com 

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25 projects announced to help change fundraising for good

UK Fundraising (Web), Unattributed, 30/06/16

strategies.”    Stephen Dunmore, Chief Executive of the new Fundraising Regulator also welcomed the work of the Commission, saying that he looked forward to working closely with it.    Asheem Singh, Chief Executive (interim), Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO) welcomed the work of the Commission, describing it as “critical”:    “The most important people associated with charities

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Who Would Be A Charity Chief?
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 29/06/16

about right. All the chief executives I speak to see their pay as acceptable. None feels it should be ramped up. This tends to cut across two contrasting orthodoxies: the Acevo view that top charity salaries lag unacceptably behind other sectors and, of course, the Daily Mail view that charity chief executives should live on the wages of a postman.

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Charities risk their ‘special status’ if they ignore public concerns, warns regulator
Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 28/06/16

have established a tough new fundraising regulator, working to stricter standards than ever before, in order to ensure that supporters are always treated with respect.”Asheem Singh, interim chief executive at Acevo, said: “We need the sector to work and work well. Yes, there have been examples of egregious bad practice but the damage done to the sector by these examples

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Charities are responding to damaged public trust, sector leaders say
Charity Times (Web), Unattributed, 28/06/16

the public, and the regulator must realise these are challenging times for the sector and its beneficiaries and they need support to help ‘œheal our divided country’?.   Interim chief executive Asheem Singh said there have been examples of bad practice, but these must be balanced against the huge amount of good work charities do.   ‘œWe are moving from an age

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Asheem Singh conducts 8 interviews with BBC Local Radio on Charity commission trust and confidence report
BBC Leicester, BBC Cornwall, BBC Shropshire, BBC Surrey & Sussex, BBC Tees, BBC Cumbria, BBC Hereford & Worcs, BBC Humberside

“ln the last week public-facing institutions got a kicking and it is no surprise given the media stories of the previous year that trust in charities has fallen. Much, however, has happened in the interim such as the introduction of the fundraising regulator to address some of the core concerns. It is essential to get the Golden Rule message – front line delivery begins in the back office – across to the public. Politicians, the public and the regulator must realise that these are seriously challenging times for the sector and its beneficiaries and they need support if they are begin to deliver on the task of helping heal our divided country”.

 

Trust in charities at record low after scandals
The Guardian.com (Web), Unattributed, 28/06/16

(57%) over large ones (34%), and charities that operate solely in the UK (61%) over those that operate internationally (31%). Trust in the commission itself fell from 60% to 55%.  Asheem Singh, interim chief executive of the charity leaders network Acevo, said: “In the last week public-facing institutions got a kicking and it is no surprise given the media stories

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Anand Shukla: Spend on the back office to support the front line
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 27/06/16

manage time-limited pots of funding.This matters. By ensuring that organisations are professionally managed and resourced to do so, they will have a much better chance of meeting their mission. In Sir Stephen Bubb’s recent interview with Third Sector following the announcement of his departure as chief executive of the charity leaders’bodyAcevo, it was noteworthy that his next project was to

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Shadow minister for civil society steps down as MPs rebel against Corbyn
Charity Times (Web), Unattributed, 27/06/16

given the civil society post following last year’s general election, after her predecessor Lisa Nandy was appointed shadow secretary of state for energy and climate change.   Acevo interim chief executive Asheem Singh said the association was sorry to see Turley step down.   “She not only understood the sector, but her efforts to include the voices of charities and social enterprises

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Charity sector responds to Brexit vote
Charity Digital News (Web), Unattributed, 24/06/16

leaders’ network ACEVO, which is seeking an urgent summit with leading Brexiteers to establish how they propose to make good the loss of European funding to the sector.ACEVO Chief Executive Asheem Singh recently wrote to leading Vote Leave exponents Michael Gove and Iain Duncan-Smith.In his letter he sought assurances that any successful Brexit campaign would make good the loss of

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Uncertainty following Brexit vote ‘could damage charities’
Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 24/06/16

us. We must focus on our beneficiaries. We must lead by example and demonstrate compassion and understanding to those who think differently to us. That is what makes us special.”Sir Stephen Bubb, director of the Charity Futures Programme, said the result provoked questions about whether the sector was in step with the views of the English people.”The charity sector

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Acevo chief Asheem Singh urges summit with Brexit camp
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 24/06/16

The interim chief executive wants assurances that the EU money lost to the sector would be replaced after the UK leaves the European Union Asheem SinghThe chief executives body Acevo has reiterated its call for a summit with the most prominent advocates of the pro-Brexit campaign after the UK voted yesterday to leave the

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Charity leaders call for urgent summit on charity protections post-Brexit
Charity Times (Web), Unattributed, 24/06/16

estimated to receive around £200m a year from grants and contracts from Europe, income now at risk following the UK’™s vote to leave the European Union.   Interim Acevo chief executive Asheem Singh has made a fresh call for a discussion on Brexit’™s impact on charities, following on from a recent letter to Iain Duncan-Smith and Michael Gove.   Acevo will also

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Updates: Voluntary sector reacts to United Kingdom Brexit vote
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 24/06/16

not years to come. Your support and advocacy for the people and causes you work for will be essential in this climate” – Sir Stuart Etherington  The charity chief executives body Acevo is calling for an urgent summit with the Leave camp over how they will replace the estimated £200m a year of EU funding the voluntary sector will lose.  

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Acevo urges summit on £200m sector will lose when UK leaves the EU
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 24/06/16

the chief of the NCVO says the sector must work to heal rifts opened by the campaign The UK voted to leave the European Union yesterdayThe charity chief executives body Acevo has called for a summit to discuss the estimated £200m a year of European Union funding the sector will lose, and the chief executive of the National Council for

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Lesley-Anne Alexander: It’s time to shed the hair shirt
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 23/06/16

become franker than usual because of that. But she is widely admired in the sector for her successful reshaping of her charity, her experience as chair of the leadership body Acevo for six years and her generally radical and rumbustious style.My definition of madness is working out that regulation didn’t work, then layering on more regulation”In fundraising, I don’t think

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Recovering from the media storm
Third Sector, p. 31, Unattributed, 02/07/16

scheme, the press and executive teams of the two bodies work more closely together when they are aware that someone in the media is planning to run a charity-related story. Asheem Singh, the interim chief executive of Acevo, says: “A bit of coordination has been very helpful in giving the media a genuinely consistent response on some of the bigger

 

Prins and Fraser reappointed
Third Sector, p. 6, Unattributed, 02/07/16

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust along the lines of an investigation the regulator had carried out as part of its investigation of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Britain. Asheem Singh, the interim chief executive of the charity leaders body Acevo, expressed concern that, despite the investigation, Prins’s appointment had apparently been “waved through” He said: “The governance arrangements

 

Was it good for Bubb to stay so long?
Third Sector, p. 59, Unattributed, 02/07/16

So Sir Stephen Bubb is finally | moving on after more than 15 years in the saddle at the chief executives bodyAcevo. Is itagood thing for a chief officer to stay

 

WHO WOULD BE A CHARITY CHIEF?
Third Sector, p. 34, Unattributed, 02/07/16

about right. All the chief executives I speak to see their pay as acceptable. None feels it should be ramped up. This tends to cut across two contrasting orthodoxies: the Acevo view that top charity salaries lag unacceptably behind other sectors and, of course, the Daily Mail view that charity chief executives should live on the wages of a postman.

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