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Charities risk being written off as `left-wing, sandal wearing hippies’, despite a mix of political views

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 06/10/16

you will leave your politics at home, and good staff are those that can help you make the best argument to the people in power.”McDermott also said later on in Acevo’s session that it is naïve to pretend that all issues charities deal with are political.She said: “We must not confuse having a view about something that is political, with


Resetting the relationship between charities and the Tories

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 06/10/16

the government solutions to problems instead of unrelenting criticism; even the representative from Friends of the Earth, one of the staunchest critics of the Lobbying Act, who was speaking at Acevo’s civil society rally, said it was time to “reset” the relationship.Charities were also keen to assure the Conservative Party that the sector is not intrinsically left wing. This comes


Papworth Trust chief warns that charities risk being seen as ‘left-wing’

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 05/10/16

about giving views to our beneficiaries; it’s about giving voice to their views, and that’s what we need to be doing in a smarter way.”    The panel also featured Sir Stephen Bubb, the former chief executive of Acevo, who argued that charities should not pay attention to the results of polls run by companies such as YouGov, which was


Bubb attacks ‘ludicrous’ Charity Commission for wasting money on polling

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 05/10/16

Charities should not be driven by opinion polls on their trustworthiness, but by whether they believe they are doing a good job for their beneficiaries, Sir Stephen Bubb said yesterday at the Conservative Party Conference.    Bubb, the former chief executive of Acevo – which hosted the fringe session – was criticising the use of


‘The rules around campaigning have changed’

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 05/10/16

influencing politicians, the Conservative Party Conference heard last night.   Vicky McDermott, chief executive of the Papworth Trust, was speaking at a fringe event yesterday evening, organised by charity leaders bodies Acevo, about public trust in charities. She said that some charities and had not adapted their campaigning techniques to be able to make their points to politicians.   “Some of rules


Charity trustees and fundraising: a new practical guide

UK Fundraising (Web), Unattributed, 05/10/16

role of trustees in relation to fundraising that we are publishing a new trustees and fundraising handbook at our Trustees and Fundraising Conference next week.    In partnership with NCVO, CFG, and ACEVO we have developed a handbook that helps trustees and those in leadership positions in charities navigate their way through the rules, regulations and expectations placed on them when it comes to


New Downing Street special adviser once worked for Gina Miller

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 04/10/16

LinkedIn profile she will “lead on the development of the government’s relationship with the voluntary sector as part of a newly created government relations team at Number 10”.    Asheem Singh, interim head of the charity chief executives body Acevo , said he was looking forward to working with Lawson.    “We are less concerned about her association with


Rob Wilson: A fresh start for the minister

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 04/10/16

is struggling to understand the relevance of the sector to key issues.The agenda in the Office for Civil Society feels very unbalanced.”Asheem Singh (right), head of the chief executives body Acevo, says Wilson is a “willing” minister, but “it is still unclear whether he has an inspiring vision for the future of the social sector and its intersection with government


Fundraising Preference Service ‘impractical’, says Acevo

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 03/10/16

trust Direct mail: FPS would cover thisThe proposals for the Fundraising Preference Service are impractical and could result in public confidence in charities being eroded, the charity chief executives body Acevo has warned.In its response to a consultation on the FPS, which closed last week, Acevo said the proposals relating to aspects of the scheme such as the data that


The sector needs to rebuild relations with the Tories, says Friends of the Earth campaign lead

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 03/10/16

has been at “loggerheads” with the Conservative Party for too long and should reset this relationship, according to a spokesman for Friends of the Earth.Speaking at an event organised by Acevo called “Building a better tomorrow: the civic action rally” at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham last night, Samuel Lowe, campaign lead at Friends of the Earth, said the


Muslim charities encounter banking difficulties

Citywealth, p. 16, Marcela Kunova, 01/10/16

the US continue to keep terrorism in the spotlight and the constant media reportage is creating an environment of fear which is also creating difficulties for Muslim charities when fundraising. Sir Stephen Bubb is a CEO of Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, and he warnsagainst unfounded suspicions toward UK Muslim charities. He says in 2016 some of the


Charity highlights from the Labour Party Conference 2016

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 30/09/16

Labour and Social Studies (Class) argued that parts of the charity sector are elitist, but this is partly because the rest of society is elitist. While Acevo’s interim chief executive Asheem Singh argued against the motion but said “unease emerges beause of a suspicion that funders are wielding too much power”.   Campaigning   Labour is in favour of charities


Society Diary: By the end of the party conference, that glass of wine seemed very, very far away

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 30/09/16

this was the Brexit debate.   “No,” said the speaker. “But why not? It could be. Why don’t I talk about it anyway?”   Very charitable.   Meanwhile onto charity chief executives group Acevo – ironically, without a chief executive itself at the moment – which may not have demonstrated quite the last word in leadership.   Acevo’s rally – possibly inspired by the


At large: In his library at the ministry of fun, Wilson awaits a turf war

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 30/09/16

ejected her. Where do charities find these people?    The slightly shambolic comedian Mark Watson , who presented Third Sector’s awards in September, was taken aback by the bumptiousness of Sir Stephen Bubb, who received the Lifetime Achievement award after 15 years leading Acevo. He wasn’t retiring, Bubb declared, and predicted great things for his new organisation, Charity Futures. “That’s


Does anyone in Labour have any policies for the charity sector?

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 30/09/16

that it was important the “sector should be able to speak out” and in fact has a “duty to do so” because often charities are “at the coalface”.   Also at Acevo’s event Stella Creasy spoke about the “mission of this party is to make sure that we get all the kids out of Calais by Christmas”.   She said this was


‘Stop accusing volunteers of replacing paid staff; those jobs are never coming back’

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 29/09/16

replacing paid staff because those jobs are never coming back, the chief executive of Volunteering Matters said earlier this week.   Oonagh Aitken was speaking at an evening reception hosted by Acevo at the Labour Party Conference earlier this week, when she said that the contribution of volunteers should be properly valued by the sector.   “One of the criticisms meted out


Peter Cardy: Stay close to the money on the board

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 30/09/16

teams. I suggest you try to find one whose approach will suit your team.    Q I’ve been reading about the views of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and Acevo on the effects on the sector of Brexit. Are they being unnecessarily alarmist?    A I don’t know the implications and nor does anyone else. Unpicking four decades of


Why the market model for the care of people with learning disabilities is inviable

London School of Economics (Web), Unattributed, 30/09/16

out of my hands’. Little extra profit is generated (with which to repay debt for example). What profit exists is simply concentrated into fewer people’s pockets.A financial context for abuseSir Stephen Bubb, who led the investigation into the institutionalised abuse at Winterbourne View residential home exposed in 2011 has said: ‘It is outrageous that in the 21st Century we still


Charity Commission guidance

Third Sector, p. 7, Unattributed, 01/10/16

is not serious enough to warrant a full statutory inquiry. But the Charity Finance Group, the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, the Association of Charitable Foundations, the charity leaders body Acevo, the Directory of Social Change and a Charity Law Association working party all said the guidance lacked clarity.


Third Sector, p. 12, Unattributed, 01/10/16

A lot of our leaders have been rather wimpish, and I think it’s time they got out of the bunker Sir Stephen Bubb, head of the new Charity Futures Programme, on the sector’s response to negative media coverage



Third Sector, p. 24, Unattributed, 01/10/16

or knee-jerk reactions to headlines. Consequently, government is struggling to understand the relevance of the sector to key issues. The agenda in the Office for Civil Society feels very unbalanced.” Asheem Singh, head of the chief executives body Acevo, says Wilson is a “willing” minister, but “it is still unclear whether he has an inspiring vision for the future of



Third Sector, p. 34, Unattributed, 01/10/16

It provides practical advice and support to prisoners and highly creative programming. Maguire and his team took to the stage to celebrate the win. Other winners at the event included Sir Stephen Bubb, who received the Luke FitzHerbert Lifetime Achievement Award for the outstanding contribution he has made to the voluntary sector. Bubb headed the charity chief executives body Acevo


Charities need to be robust with their campaigning, MP Wes Streeting tells Acevo fringe

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 28/09/16

government, MP Wes Streeting said at an event at the Labour Party Conference this week.    The MP for Ilford North was responding to a question from the audience at Acevo’s fringe event on elitism in charities on how charities can effectively campaign when there is so much pressure to stop them doing so, including from the Lobbying Act and


Charities are elitist because society is elitist, Labour Party Conference hears

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 27/09/16

the charity sector are elitist, but this is partly because the rest of society is elitist, the director of Class said at a Labour Party Conference fringe event hosted by Acevo yesterday.    The session was looking at the question ‘Are modern charities elitist?’, and included a panel of sector representatives and MPs. Faiza Shaheen, director of the Centre for


Charity sector criticises draft guidance on warnings power

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 23/09/16

regulatory powers.   They suggested that the Commission adopt a two-tiered approach and issue either a ‘yellow’ or a ‘red’ warning, dependent on the severity.   ‘Needs a rethink’   Acevo said also called on the Commission to rethink its guidance.   In a statement, sent ahead of completion of its full response, it said: “We are concerned that this  document


Commission warning power could be used as a ‘lightning bolt to punish charities’

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 23/09/16

the commission website for two years.    But the Charity Finance Group , the National Council for Voluntary Organisations , the Association of Charitable Foundations , the charity leaders body Acevo , the Directory of Social Change and the Charity Law Association working party on warnings all said in their responses that the guidance lacked clarity.     The CFG response



Avrupa Times (Web), Unattributed, 23/09/16

and International development.Jehangir is also the former UK Director of Islamic Relief UK, also holds board membership positions at The race equality think-tank Runnymede Trust and the charity leaders network ACEVO. He is actively involved in leadership programmes within BAME community network and engaged in interfaith initiatives for community cohesion. In addition he regularly contributes to policy discussion and guidance



Care Home Professional, p. 40, Unattributed, 01/09/16

Sharon Allen chairs the Homeless Link Homelessness Transition Fund grants panel, is a board member and chair of the Operational Committee for Cambridge Housing Society and is also a member of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO) board. She was awarded an OBE in June 2015 for services to social care, homeless people and housing. 


Muslim Aid appoints Jehangir Malik as chief executive

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 22/09/16

Inspiration , replaces Hamid Azad, who left the charity in March after two years in the role.    Malik, who is a board member of the charity chief executives body Acevo , previously spent six years as director of Islamic Relief UK .   Today’s News   Wednesday’s top story    He was appointed OBE in 2010 in recognition of

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