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Joe Saxton: The NCVO must chart a path through the stormy seas ahead

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 22/05/2017

the NCVO’s approach to trust and confidence is another good example of where it needs to be more focused, energetic and strategic. When the NCVO and the charity leaders body Acevo took over from the Understanding Charities Group, the message was to “move aside and let the serious players make it happen”. That was 18 months ago, and the first


BLOG: Time off work for charity trustees

Charity Times (Web), Unattributed, 22/05/2017

charity – Living Streets. And I was previously the CEO of Navca, the umbrella body for local councils of voluntary service. But I am also a trustee – of both Acevo and a local charity, Voluntary Action Islington. One issue which looms large for me is the importance of the 800,000 trustees who volunteer their time to contribute to the


`Gentle’ financial guide for trustees published

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 10/05/2017

little financial knowledge.   Financial governance: a gentle guide for the non-financial charity trustee includes an overview of different charity fund types, budgets, financial performance measurement, risks, taxes and insolvency.   Vicky Browning, Acevo chief executive, encouraged charity chief executives to show the guide to new trustees as part of their induction.   “By giving it to new or less experienced


Acevo and Rathbones publish free guide to financial governance

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 10/05/2017

features an introduction by Sarah Atkinson, director of policy and communications at the commission, that welcomes the guidance as “a useful addition to the resources available to the charitable sector”.   Vicky Browning, chief executive of Acevo, said: “This guide is designed as a first and gentle introduction to charity finances, aimed at trustees who haven’t had experience of this area


4th edition of Managing Without Profit published

UK Fundraising (Web), Unattributed, 09/05/2017

Compass Partnership and a visiting Fellow at Cass Business School with 30 years’ experience in the third sector.    In the foreword, Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive, NCVO , and Vicky Browning, chief executive, ACEVO say:     “As leaders chart new territory in adapting to the challenges of the day while simultaneously striving to increase their organisations’ impact, effective


Cruelty Free International’s Michelle Thew to stand for Labour in Brighton Pavilion

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 02/05/2017

David Lepper had been the Labour and Co-operative Party MP for the constituency since the 1997 election.   Peter Kyle, former deputy chief executive of the charity chief executives body Acevo, is bidding to remain the Labour MP for the neighbouring constituency of Hove, which he won from the Conservatives in the 2015 election.


New report supportive of charities

Church Times, Main, p. 6, Madeleine Davies, 28/04/2017

about the lack of diversity among trustees, and suggests that the Government should consider introducing a statutory duty to allow employees to take time off to perform trustee duties. The Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO), a network of third-sector organisations in England and Wales, told the committee that calls to its “CEO in Crisis Line” were up


Snap election raises concerns for non-party campaigners

BBC (Web), Unattributed, 25/04/2017

point of view will go unheard, they warn.  Image copyright  Image caption Greenpeace chief John Sauven says the laws have a ‘chilling effect’ Chief executive of charity leader’s network ACEVO, Vicky Browning, said: “The Electoral Commission’s guidance demonstrates the need for urgent reform of the Lobbying Act.   Charities have carried out their day-to-day campaigning activity for the last 10 months


`World’s longest ambulance convoy’ defiant in face of police ‘harassment’

Middle East Eye (Web) , Unattributed, 25/04/2017

as part of a humanitarian convoy”.   That same year, the commission also began a series of investigations into charities that delivered aid to Syria and Muslim charities in general, prompting Sir Stephen Bubb, then head of the charity leaders’ organisation ACEVO, to accuse the commission of “targeting Muslim charities in a disproportionate way”.   . @StephenBubb says that an ‘overzealous’ regulatory

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