ACEVO in the News

THE WINNERS 2017

Charity Times, Main, p. 33, Unattributed, 02/06/2017

and the sector, displaying the genuine commitment to charities and the overall ethical approach the judges were looking for in this category. Through memberships and involvement with bodies such as ACEVO, CFG, The Funders Network, NCVO, and ICAEW, Rathbones contributes and learns from the discussions influencing behaviour and shaping opinions across the sector. Rathbones has also done impactful work that

 

Management Guide May you live in interesting times

Charity Times, Main, p. 21, Unattributed, 02/06/2017

[HL]:-Management Guide May you – Vicky Browning blog

 

Under the microscope

Charity Times, Main, p. 14, Unattributed, 02/06/2017

about what the expectations of the public are and 1 think when it comes to their data they do have clear expectations around how that is treated.” ACEVO chief executive Vicky Browning agrees, saying that “the charity sector is not above the law, and people expect us to behave in a legal and ethical manner”. But while Directory of Social

 

Driving public trust in charities ? our work so far

CharityComms (Web), Main, Unattributed, 24/07/2017

some of the things this committed group has been working on over the last few months:  1. Ensuring a reasonable proportion of donations make it to the end cause  ACEVO is driving a conversation about what transparency looks like in practice and will make recommendations of how the sector can apply principles of transparency more coherently.  2. Being

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FREE BOOK: Financial Governance: a gentle guide for the non-financial charity trustee

Directory of Social Change (Web), Main, Unattributed, 24/07/2017

matters?  The short answer is that trustees are required to do so.  Find out how to do it on this free guide written by Dorothy Dalton, edited by ACEVO and supported by Rathbones.  Download now for free the Financial Governance Guide.  Dorothy Dalton is a leading expert on governance who has written several books on the

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New Charity Governance Code recommends more oversight of third parties & regular reviews

UK Fundraising (Web), Main, Unattributed, 14/07/2017

of Good Governance and also has a new website. It has been developed by a cross-sector steering group headed by independent chair Rosie Chapman and comprising the Association of Chairs,  ACEVO , ICSA, The Governance Institute,  NCVO , the Small Charities Coalition, and the Wales Council for Voluntary Action. The Barrow Cadbury Trust and the Clothworkers Foundation funded their work in

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More work needed on diversity

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 13/07/2017

for their brightest and best up-and-coming talents, with a fair representation from all diversity categories.  ‘Real cause for concern’  Vicky Browning, chief executive of the charity leaders body Acevo, says that although it is encouraging that there has been an improvement since the previous study, the sector is still some way short of being truly representative.  She

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Charities told to shape up on fundraising and wages

The Times, Main, p. 4, Greg Hurst, 13/07/2017

poll from the Charity Commission shows that it has recovered somewhat to 6.3. A year-long review by a steering group that included the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations has agreed a tougher code for trustees that raises the bar on the responsibilities expected of trustees, who are volunteers. They must have

 

New Charity Governance Code recommends external reviews every three years

CCH Daily (Web), Main, Unattributed, 13/07/2017

version of the previous Code of Good Governance. It has been devised by a cross-sector steering group headed by independent chair Rosie Chapman. It comprises the Association of Chairs; the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations; ICSA: The Governance Institute; the National Council for Voluntary Organisations; the Small Charities Coalition; and the Wales Council for Voluntary Action.  The

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New Charity Governance Code published today

Civil Society News (Online), Kirsty Weakley, 13/07/2017

The code is overseen by a steering group of charity umbrella bodies comprised of the Association of Chairs; Acevo; ICSA: The Governance Institute; NCVO; the Small Charities Coalition; and the Wales Council for Voluntary Action, and with an independent chair, Rosie Chapman.

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IoF to continue work of Commission on the Donor Experience

ThirdSector (Web), Main, Unattributed, 10/07/2017

of the legacy of the commission moving forward.  “We are committed to ensure the outputs last and are promoted and updated. We have already written to chief executives from Acevo and the National Council for Voluntary Organisations to form an advisory panel, to steer the future legacy of the commission by working with the other sector bodies.”  She

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Fundraising Regulator not considering ‘naming and shaming’

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 07/07/2017

Regulator and others to establish the facts and consider their approach.   “My suggestion would be that Sir Stuart, possibly with Vicki Browning, chief executive of the charity leaders body Acevo, as voluntary sector leaders, should schedule telephone conferences with the chief executives or chairs of the relevant charities to persuade them of the case, rather than assuming that the

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Sector critical of Lord Grade’s’laggards’ comment on fundraising

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 04/07/2017

is essential that the public hear the right information about the service so that the level of public trust and confidence that Lord Grade wants to see can be achieved.”   Vicky Browning, chief executive of the charity leaders body Acevo, said Grade’s remarks were “not helpful”.   She said: “For Lord Grade to brand charities ‘laggards’ in public only serves

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Fundraising Preference Service

04/07/2017-05/07/2017

Vicky Browning appeared across BBC radio to discuss the launch of the Fundraising Preference Service and the broader work of the Fundraising Regulator. She appeared on BBC local radio in the Solent, York, Stoke, Cornwall, Shropshire, the West Midlands, Northampton, Northern Ireland and BBC Three Counties. She also appeared on 5Live breakfast.

 

Sector reacts to May’s surprise election call

Third Sector, Unattributed, 02/05/2017, p7

democracy. “We urge the government to make it crystal clear that charities can contribute their insight and expertise, which is so important at this crucial time in our country’s history? Vicky Browning, chief executive of the charity leaders body Acevo, said her organisation would be writing to all the major parties, calling on them to introduce the significant reforms of

 

Don’t start conversations with the public about CEO pay, charities told

Civil Society (web), Rob Preston, 03/07/2017

boost trust in the sector. Speaking at the Charity Conference 2017 in London on Friday, run by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Acevo chief executive Vicky Browning disputed an assumption that trust in charities had dropped in recent years, but said it is volatile and warned charity professionals not to be complacent. Browning quoted

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Sector critical of Lord Grade’s ‘laggards’ comment on fundraising

ThirdSector (Web), Andy Ricketts, 04/07/2017

is essential that the public hear the right information about the service so that the level of public trust and confidence that Lord Grade wants to see can be achieved.” Vicky Browning, chief executive of the charity leaders body Acevo, said Grade’s remarks were “not helpful”. She said: “For Lord Grade to brand charities ‘laggards’ in public only serves

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New charity ministers appointed after shock election result

Charity Finance, Unattributed, 01/07/2017, p6

Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of NCVO, said: “We hope that the civil society portfolio will receive its rightful level of attention and profile, given its economic and social importance.” Vicky Browning, chief executive of Acevo, said: “This change of brief gives the new minister an opportunity to reconsider the relationship between the Office for Civil Society and the sector,

 

Regulator may name and shame the charities that pester the public

The Daily Telegraph, Christopher Hope, 05/07/2017, p2

charities have taken a hard look at how they handle donors’ personal information and I think we’re seeing some positive changes.” But Sir Stephen Bubb, a former head of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, dismissed the remark that “too many charities are proving to be laggards” in upping their game. He said: “Lord Grade provides no evidence

 

Stronger charities

Governance & Compliance, Baroness Pitkeathley, 02/06/2017, p 16

is still a training gap with trustees? I think there is. We recommend that the infrastructure bodies should get together to look at training. I am very pleased that NCVO, ACEVO and the Small Charities Coalition are putting together a group of people exactly for this purpose – we had a meeting on 14 June to take forward the recommendations

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