ACEVO in the News

Jehangir Malik appointed chief executive of Muslim Aid

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 21/09/16

a volunteer and working up to national fundraising director, before spending his last six years at the charity as its UK director. He remains on the board of trustees at Acevo.    Dr Suhaib Hasan, chair of Muslim Aid, said on Malik’s appointment: “We are delighted to welcome Jehangir Malik OBE to his new role as chief executive officer of

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How not to be the next Kids Company

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 21/09/16

in the rush to react to the failings in one unique organisation the sector will be forced into disproportionate action. There have already been reports by chief executive umbrella body Acevo about chairs overstepping their boundaries as a result of worries prompted by Kids Company.   Therefore charities need to have a

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Martyn Drake: Unleashing the power to innovate

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 19/09/16

outlines three proven ways in which organistions can innovate better and faster   Martyn Drake   Listen to or read almost any commentary on the state of our sector, including Sir Stephen Bubb’s recent Third Sector interview , and at some point you’ll hear the ubiquitous phrase “demand for our services is increasing, but the funding to provide them is

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In their own words…

Charity Times, p. 40, Unattributed, 02/08/16

always put at the heart of all charitable efforts.” John Mitchison, Head of Preference Services, Compliance and •Bk. Legal at the DMA ••••• On governance models in the charity sector SIR STEPHEN BUBB Director of the Charity Futures Programme and former chief executive of Acevo “Is our current governance structure fit for purpose? It’s undoubtedly good for the vast majority

 

FINANCIAL BACKING FOR THE SIR STEPHEN BUBB LED CHARITY FUTURES PROGRAMME

Charity Times, p. 6, Unattributed, 02/08/16

is being provided by the partners of Woodford Investment Management. The project is initially being funded by a contribution of £400,000 over two years. Bubb has stepped down as chief executive of Acevo to carry out the work. It aims to improve the effectiveness of charities, including through lifting standards of leadership and governance. Woodford Investment Management is the firm 

 

Prison Radio Association is named Charity of the Year

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 15/09/16

The 12th Third Sector Awards, hosted by the comedian Mark Watson, also gave a Lifetime Achievement Award to Sir Stephen Bubb, former head of Acevo The Prison Radio Association has been named Charity of the Year at the Third Sector Awards.The awards, now in their 12th year, recognise

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Also see filmed interview with Sir Stephen

This year’s recipient of the Lifetime Achievement prize at the Third Sector Awards discusses his highs and lows of leading the charity chief executives body Acevo for 15 years and why he believes the sector has been let down by its leaders. 

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Local and national groups gather to discuss sectoras role in devolution

Charity Times (Web), Unattributed, 08/09/16

is another priority, to ensure inequalities are not locked in post-devolution.   Attended by more than 30 organisations including Voluntary Sector North West, South West Forum, Middlesbrough Voluntary Development Agency, and Acevo, the summit stressed the role of the voluntary sector in ensuring devolution works for people.   The sector’™s role includes advocating for the most vulnerable, the summit agreed, identifying and

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May daze: when it comes to the charity sector, our new PM is as bland as a cheeseless water biscuit

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 08/09/16

no more than a tough pub quiz question answer in years to come, there was a period of about 15 minutes when she looked like she may win. But then Sir Stephen Bubb praised her support of charities on Twitter, saying “will we have a PM who loves charities?”, and that was pretty much that. Bubb has of course championed

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Trustees disqualification guidance ‘falls short of what the public should expect from a regulator’, says CLA

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 02/09/16

“there is a low bar for the Commission to deem someone ‘unfit'”.The CLA is just the latest of numerous charity sector representatives to express concern about the guidance, with NCVO, Acevo, the Charity Finance Group and the Directory of Social Change all voicing their disapproval.NCVO said the proposals “threaten the independence of charities”, and that they lack sufficient safeguards.The powers

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After an eventful summer, time for reflection

Charity Finance, p. 3, Unattributed, 01/09/16

the Charity Commission’s permission. The most overt example was in a paper published by the think tank NPC, but perhaps more significant in the long term is the commencement of Sir Stephen Bubb’s Charity Futures programme. His first paper in this role, Charity governance in crisis?, shows a degree of restraint in merely posing the question of whether this would

 

Commission becoming ‘fully weaponised enforcement agency’, Parliament warned

Charity Finance, p. 8, Unattributed, 01/09/16

relationship with both the regulator and government was a problem. All bodies criticised the Commission for focusing on its regulatory function at the expense of its advice and support function. Asheem Singh, interim chief executive at Acevo, said that the Commission has become “more of an interventionist, policing regulator – that has been a change that has been difficult”. “Sometimes

 

Riding the storm

Charity Finance, p. 26, Unattributed, 01/09/16

said, “NCVO will lead on some crosscutting issues, such as the charity role, but on other issues that are relevant to chief executives, Acevo will lead.” Acevo’s interim chief executive Asheem Singh added that he thinks the two organisations “do quite different things”. He said: “We support the leaders in their leadership journey. We are not for organisations but for

 

The Collective: inside London’s most luxurious commune

Homes and Property (Web), Unattributed, 01/09/16

They’re also looking to troubleshoot loneliness here. According to the ONS, 34 per cent of people say they often feel lonely in the UK, while research by the charity network ACEVO found young Londoners are twice as likely to be lonely as the national average. ‘Because I work in a corporate job, I wanted something a bit more vibrant to

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COLLECTIVE ACTION

Evening Standard, p. 43, Unattributed, 01/09/16

They’re also looking to troubleshoot loneliness here. According to the ONS, 34 per cent of people say they often feel lonely in the UK, while research by the charity network ACEVO found young Londoners are twice as likely to be lonely as the national average. ‘Because I work in a corporate job, I wanted something a bit more vibrant to

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