ACEVO in the News

Julia Unwin and Sir Stephen Bubb to speak at Trustee Exchange 2017

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 27/10/16

Julia Unwin and Sir Stephen Bubb to speak at Trustee Exchange 2017:Julia Unwin of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Sir Stephen Bubb of the Charity Futures Programme will provide the plenary speeches at

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Trustees Survey

Sir Stephen Bubb appeared on Radio 4’s You and Yours programme this Monday (23.20-28.50) discussing the implications of the National Trustees Survey. Discussion focussed on the finding that 43% of trustees said it was difficult to attract or retain good board recruits. Sir Stephen suggested there was a gap in support for trustees as the Charity Commission was more intent on its regulatory role. 23.20 minutes in, after the flamingos, -28.50 

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Lancashire charity wins award

Methodist Recorder, p. 2, Unattributed, 28/10/16

left: Kate Hobhouse and Philippa Charles from the Garfield Weston Foundation and Stephen Hetherington. crease while budgets are being cut. A survey by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) and the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO) found that more than 78 per cent of northern charities had seen an increase in demand over the last 12 months.

 

The difficult balance trustees must strike on fundraising

Third Sector, p. 52, Unattributed, 02/11/16

direct involvement in fundraising strategy and know why the money their charity was seeking was required. Then, in October, the NCVO, the Institute of Fundraising, the Charity Finance Group and Acevo published guidance for trustees about fundraising. Trustees and Fundraising: A Practical Handbook outlines 10 questions every trustee should be able to answer about their charity’s fundraising (see right). Data

 

Institute of Fundraising wants delay to FPS

Third Sector, p. 6, Unattributed, 02/11/16

deeply worrying that a sector-wide policy has been seemingly decided and is now moving towards implementation without any form of impact assessment.” In its response, the charity chief executives body Acevo warned that the proposals for the FPS were impractical and could result in public confidence in charities being eroded. It said the FPS had been billed as giving control

 

TRUSTEES Under pressure

Third Sector, p. 28, Unattributed, 02/11/16

requirements of the role and 23 per cent said the pressure had become too much. Tellingly, 71 per cent said they felt that what was required of trustees was increasing. Sir Stephen Bubb, director of the leadership and governance programme Charity Futures, believes the sector is in a dangerous position. “People have looked at the Kids Company example and realised

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‘Mr Cooperative Council’ takes on shadow charity role

Third Sector, p. 9, Unattributed, 02/11/16

to work with charities, and through his time as leader of Lambeth Council he showed he clearly understands the contribution that charities can make to building stronger communities,” Low says. Asheem Singh, interim chief executive of Acevo, says Reed’s credentials for the role are encouraging and he has shown in his Lambeth role an understanding of the evolving third sector

 

Kids Company scandal leaves charities short of trustees

The Times Online, p. 1, Unattributed, 26/10/16

ensure that donors’ money is spent properly. The survey by the Charity Futures Programme, the consultancy nfpSynergy and Third Sector magazine, found that a quarter of trustees were considering quitting.Sir Stephen Bubb, of Charity Futures, said that the Charity Commission’s hostile attitude towards trustees was partly at fault. Its chairman, William Shawcross, had said that trustees should have been

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Kids Company scandal leaves charities short of trustees

The Times, p. 18, Unattributed, 26/10/16

that donors’ money is spent properly. The survey by the Charity Futures Programme, the consultancy nfpSynergy and Third Sector magazine, found that a quarter of trustees were considering quitting.   Sir Stephen Bubb, of Charity Futures, said that the Charity Commission’s hostile attitude towards trustees was partly at fault. Its chairman, William Shawcross, had said that trustees should have been

 

Trustees under pressure

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 26/10/16

requirements of the role and 23 per cent said the pressure had become too much. Tellingly, 71 per cent said they felt that what was required of trustees was increasing.   Sir Stephen Bubb, director of the leadership and governance programme Charity Futures, believes the sector is in a dangerous position.   “People have looked at the Kids Company example and

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More than a quarter of charity trustees have considered quitting because of pressure, survey finds

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 26/10/16

us have felt, that there is a real issue at the heart of charity governance and we need to wake up start seriously thinking about how we support them,” said Sir Stephen Bubb, director of Charity Futures.   He said high-profile issues like the collapse of Kids Company and the fundraising scandal might have had an impact on the pressure 

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`There should be single charity regulator’ says former chair of the PFRA

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 20/10/16

to speak on behalf of the sector to the media and public.   “People in the sector understand the difference between the CEO at the Charity Commission, NCVO, CFG or Acevo but when the public hear someone speak from the sector they just hear ‘charities’ speaking. So, consumers, donors and charity supporters cannot be blamed for thinking ill of charities,” 

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Labour appoints shadow youth minister

Children & Young People Now (Web), Unattributed, 19/10/16

dialogue with the minister for civil society, Rob Wilson, to ensure the third sector and in particular youth services are supported in a cross-party approach.”                         ??Asheem Sing, interim chief executive of  Acevo  , a network of charity and social enterprise leaders, said: “We are confident that his experience and expertise will help ensure that the voices of charities, social enterprises,

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Sir Stephen Bubb: Speaking truth to power – or whispering?

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 19/10/16

Sir Stephen Bubb: Speaking truth to power – or whispering?:Sir Stephen Bubb   Our sector is supposed to pride itself on its ability to “speak truth to power” but frankly

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Labour appoints new shadow charities minister

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 18/10/16

executives body Acevo said Reed’s credentials for his new role were encouraging and he had shown in his role at Lambeth Council an understanding of the evolving third sector landscape.   Asheem Singh, interim chief executive of the charity chiefs body Acevo, said: “Steve has always been a strong advocate of community-led public services and his appointment can help Labour’s policymakers

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Steve Reed appointed shadow minister for civil society

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 19/10/16

has been a strong supporter of charity issues within the Labour party and has been a consistent attendee at charity fringe events at Labour conferences.Asheem Singh, interim chief executive at Acevo, said: “Steve has always been a strong advocate of community-led public services, and his appointment can help Labour’s policy makers work proactively with civil society leaders to maximise social

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Labour names Shadow Minister for Civil Society

Charity Times (Web), Unattributed, 19/10/16

force behind the first Co-operative Council, Acevo said, and his legacy of re-shaping public service in Lambeth aligns well with the sector’™s aims.   In a statement Acevo interim chief executive Asheem Singh congratulated Reed on his appointment and said he hopes he will be able to build on predecessor Anna Turley’™s work.   ‘œSteve has always been a strong advocate of

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RoSPA – Mental wellbeing in the workplace to be discussed at annual lecture

WiredGov (Web), Unattributed, 18/10/16

charity Mind will be addressing the issue of mental wellbeing in the workplace during a speech today (Tuesday, October 18).    Paul Farmer CBE, who is also chairman of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, will discuss ways in which good practice can be embedded across workplaces during the annual Allan St John Holt Memorial Lecture, hosted by 

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Force all umbrella bodies to merge into one, conference hears

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 14/10/16

a fundraising regulator looking at the best use of funds while it pays its trustees.”NCVO – who are saying there are too many umbrella bodies – didn’t even talk to Acevo who were in the same building as them for five years.”Personally I’d recommend getting rid of 799 of these bodies and replacing them with just one, with different departments

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IoF’s first Trustees and Fundraising Conference

UK Fundraising (Web), Unattributed, 14/10/16

the form of the revised CC20 guidance from the Charity Commission.    The Institute used its conference to unveil its new practical handbook for trustees , produced in partnership with NCVO, ACEVO and CFG.    The Institute has summarised the discussions and content of its inaugural conference below.           177 total views, 177 views today  Howard Lake [sourcelink]http://fundraising.co.uk/2016/10/14/iofs-first-trustees-

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IoF publishes new handbook for charity trustees

UK Fundraising (Web), Unattributed, 13/10/16

The Institute of Fundraising has launched Trustees and Fundraising: A practical handbook in partnership with NCVO, Charities Finance Group, and ACEVO.    The publication can be downloaded free from the IoF’s site as a PDF and aims to help boards of trustees ensure they are fully aware of their legal

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Charity sector sets out priorities for financial reform in run-up to Autumn Statement

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 13/10/16

to the local voluntary sector.Chancellor Phillip Hammond will make his Autumn Statement, which identifies government spending plans for the next year, on Wednesday 23 November.Ten charity infrastructure bodies including NCVO, Acevo and the Charity Finance Group wrote to him last week outlining their main priorities.Change irrecoverable VATThe charities called for a reduction in the irrecoverable VAT bill, which costs more

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Practical trustee guide on charity fundraising

Voluntary News (Web), Unattributed, 12/10/16

New publication ‘Trustees and Fundraising: a practical handbook’ has been jointly produced by Institute of Fundraising, Charity Finance Group, ACEVO and NCVO. It “provides a one-stop shop for experienced and new trustees alike, to help a charity board pick its way through the complicated territory that is fundraising”. 

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Sector groups call for new dialogue between charities and Government

Charity Times (Web), Unattributed, 11/10/16

Matt Ritchie  11/10/2016     Sector bodies have set out proposals they hope will form the start of a new dialogue between the sector and Government.   Charity Finance Group, Acevo, Institute of Fundraising, Small Charities Coalition, Association of Charitable Foundations, Navca, Voice4Change England, Social Enterprise UK, Locality, and NCVO have written to the Chancellor ahead of the Autumn Statement.

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Susannah Birkwood: Four things we learned from the Conservative conference

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

Third Sector’s senior reporter rounds up her conference highs and lows   Susannah Birkwood   1) The fantastic (missing) Mr Wilson    Acevo , the Charities Aid Foundation and the think tank Common Vision all hosted events tackling charity sector issues this year, but Rob Wilson, the Minister for Civil Society, was

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We need new dialogue, charity bodies tell the Treasury

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

A letter to the Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, from the Charity Finance Group, the NCVO and Acevo, among others, says the government should give the sector better support      A new dialogue is needed between the charity sector and government, according to a letter

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Peter Oborne: What’s the Conservative Party’s problem with Muslims?

Middle East Eye (Web) , Unattributed, 07/10/16

were “security issues.” However, as Mr Shapps in due course admitted to me, this excuse had no basis in truth.Last year, a conference event about Muslim charities arranged by the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO) was cancelled at the very last moment.Tory chairman Andrew Feldman reached this decision following the publication of a newspaper article claiming that

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Charity highlights from the Conservative Party Conference 2016

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 07/10/16

to trustees, and whether they were made to understand enough the responsibilities that come with the role they were undertaking. And that it is more than just a CV filler.Sir Stephen Bubb agreed that there is not enough training available to trustees.Elsewhere, the journalist Nicholas Hellen, t old an audience that charitable status may not be right for organisations

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The social investment solution

Charity Finance, p. 14, Unattributed, 01/10/16

loan. But that is one of the ways that charities can Elsworth’s biog: 2004 – 2005 Societies officer, Leeds University Union 2006 – 2011 Various positions including director of strategy, Acevo 2012 – 2015 Director of partnerships and communications, the Social Investment Business 2015 – present Chief executive, Access: the Foundation for Social Investment diversify through this tough time.” Today’s

 

CHARITIES ACT New Commission powers ‘threaten independence of charities’

Charity Finance, p. 8, Unattributed, 01/10/16

been adequately depicted,” it said. “This means that the document is not yet fit for purpose.” Concerns were echoed by the Charity Finance Group (CFG), Directory of Social Change and Acevo. CFG said: “A heavy handed use of this power would have a ‘chilling effect’ on trustees. The Charity Commission must avoid the temptation to ‘look tough’ and use this

 

How not to be Kids Company

Charity Finance, p. 26, Unattributed, 01/10/16

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 from the chief executives’ body Acevo about chairs overstepping their boundaries. Charities need to have a sensible and robust discussion about the wider issues highlighted by Kids Company and other high-profile media stories, such as

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