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Stop quoting Latin in your board meetings

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Surely the bar is way too low if I’m seen as diversity.  Well the bar is pretty low.  Just two years ago, 100% of Chairs responding to the ACEVO Pay Survey were white. 64% of them were male, 39% aged 65–74, and 47% of them said they were involved in more than one third sector organisation. 97% of

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Electoral Commission chief ”saddened”by tone of joint letter on lobbying act

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Electoral Commission chief ‘saddened’by tone of joint letter on lobbying act : Claire Bassett says she hopes the NCVO, Acevo and Bond can work with her organisation towards a more constructive relationship on on the issue   Claire Bassett  The chief executive of the Electoral Commission has 

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Electoral Commission responds to charities on Lobbying Act

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Electoral Commission responds to charities on Lobbying Act : The chief executive of the Electoral Commission has written back to NCVO, Acevo and Bond, who earlier this week had asked for an explanation of its stance opposing some recommended changes to the Lobbying Act.  In September, after charities had presented 

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New Charity Governance Code published

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designed to be a “practical tool to help charities and their trustees develop high standards of governance” and is a collaborative project between a number of sector bodies ( NCVO, ACEVO, ICSA, Small Charities Coalition, WCVA and the Association of Chairs ), with the steering group headed by Rosie Chapman, as independent chair.  Compliance with the Charity Code of 

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Electoral Commission urged to explain opposition to Lobbying Act reform

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detrimental impact on the ability and willingness of the voluntary sector to speak out. We need prompt answers from the Electoral Commission so that we can get that discussion underway.”  Vicky Browning, chief executive of Acevo, said: “The concerns raised by the Electoral Commission were a key factor in the Cabinet Office’s decision to reject Lord Hodgson’s reforms of the 

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Umbrella bodies ask Electoral Commission to explain opposition to lobbying act reform

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Umbrella bodies ask Electoral Commission to explain opposition to lobbying act reform : The NCVO, Acevo and Bond have written to chief executive Claire Bassett asking her to tell them why her organisation apparently came out against reforms suggested by a peer  

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Charities call for debate over Lobbying Act reform

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Lauren Weymouth  16/10/17  Three major bodies representing thousands of charities have written to the Electoral Commission, calling for a debate over the reform of the Lobbying Act. NCVO, ACEVO and Bond, which collectively represent a huge proportion of UK charities, have asked the Electoral Commission to explain which proposed changes it opposes to and on what grounds. The

 

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Jenny Berry: It”s vital to maintain resilience in our leaders

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Jenny Berry: It’s vital to maintain resilience in our leaders : In the latest opinion piece in Third Sector’s series on mental health, Acevo’s director of leadership and governance says that being the pinch-point of a charity can take its toll on its chief executive   Jenny Berry  A charity chief  

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Charities back World Mental Health Day with action

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executive of Beating Bowel Cancer, describing his mental health struggles.  Today Paul Farmer, chief executive of the mental health charity Mind and chair of the charity chief executives body Acevo, has written a piece about the importance of leadership in this area.  The Guardian newspaper today carries a piece written by a novelist using a pseudonym, which calls  

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David Ainsworth: What does the OCS spend its money on?

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So, what do they show? Has the OCS really been ” gutted” and “hollowed out” until it is “just a name on the door” as the former chief executive of Acevo, Sir Stephen Bubb, memorably told us at the end of 2015? Or will those who say this indeed “look very silly”, as former minister Rob Wilson said in response. 

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Third Sector kicks off series on mental health in charities

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its workforce.  Over the course of this week, we’ll feature articles from expert charities such as  Mind and Rethink Mental Health as well as the charity leaders body Acevo. We’ll also hear about a charity worker who feels their employer could and should have managed their mental health problems better.  Later in the week, Third Sector followers 

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IoF urges minister to set up ”GDPR hotline”

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and charity workers to understand exactly what they need to do,” she said. “The SCC is working to change that.”  Vicky Browning, chief executive of the charity leaders body Acevo, said the findings reflected concerns Acevo was hearing from its members about a lack of resources and in-house skills to tackle the GDPR.  “Members from larger charities tell 

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Almost two thirds of charities have no plan in place for GDPR, finds IoF survey

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on the vital work they were set up to deliver, and be able to get to grips with the GDPR without drowning in paperwork.”  Vicky Browning, chief executive of Acevo, said: “These findings accurately reflect what we’re hearing from Acevo members: they know working towards GDPR compliance is essential but many of them lack the resource and in-house skills 

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Making a successor fund to ESF following Brexit

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Making a successor fund to ESF following Brexit : Written by Mark Evans  29/09/2017  Umbrella bodies NCVO, ACEVO and UK Community Foundations (UKCF) have written to the Chancellor ahead of his Autumn Budget proposing that following the exit from the European Union, the Government uses the money 

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Use Libor fines to fund charity training programmes, sector bodies urge the government

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critical that civil society is not ignored, but rather approached strategically in this autumn Budget.”  The Small Charities Coalition, the infrastructure body Navca, Locality, the charity chief executives body Acevo, Children England, Voice4Change England, the Lloyds Bank Foundation, the Ethical Property Foundation, and Social Enterprise UK were the other the letter’s other signatories.  The autumn Budget will take 

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Sector bodies call for training funding in Budget

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signed by:  Caron Bradshaw, chief executive, Charity Finance Group  Mandy Johnson, chief executive, Small Charities Coalition  Jane Ide, chief executive, NAVCA  Tony Armstrong, chief executive, Locality  Vicky Browning, chief executive, ACEVO  Kunle Olulode, director, Voice4Change England  Kathy Evans, chief executive, Children England  Peter Lewis, chief executive, Institute of Fundraising  Paul Streets, chief 

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Charities minister will respond to Lords report next month, says committee chair

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more diverse  Pitkeathley said she was pleased that the committee’s report has “well received by the sector” and that there is “widespread enthusiasm for our work, with NCVO and Acevo setting up working parties to make progress on recommendations for the sector.  “Good governance is essential to a strong charity sector,” she said and called for better training 

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`Give dormant assets to community charities to create #40m per year”

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assets, to generate £40m a year for the sector.  The proposals are included in a letter to the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, from Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of NCVO, Vicky Browning, chief executive of Acevo and Fabian French, chief executive of UKCF.  The letter has also called for a successor to the European Social Fund, which has previously 

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Kirsty Weakley: Are relations with government in crisis? Perhaps not

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Conservative peer, Lord Hodgson.  Its brief statement angered charity representatives, who have been urging reform for some time.  Tamsyn Barton, chief executive of Bond, described it as “deplorable”. Vicky Browning, chief executive of Acevo, said the restrictions were “deeply intimidating”. And Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of NCVO, said the Cabinet Office had behaved in an “unacceptable” manner. 

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Natasha Singarayer Care sector executive who championed the living wage

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hosted by the Prince of Wales at St James’s Palace, to mark the charity’s 60th anniversary. She served on the board of Care England and latterly the board of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations. Having already received an MBA from Imperial College London, at the time of her death she had been accepted onto a doctoral studies 

Lord Hodgson disappointed his lobbying act recommendations will be ignored

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problem and it will be too late then to do anything about it.”  Hodgson’s comments come after condemnation of the government’s decision by several charity sector representative bodies, including Acevo, the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, the international development umbrella body Bond and theUnattributed 

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Government refuses to adopt Lobbying Act reforms

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to overhaul the Act. Charities working to help people in the UK and globally have repeatedly called for Lord Hodgson’s recommendations to be implemented.  Vicky Browning, CEO of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO) said, “Charity leaders will be dismayed by the Cabinet Office’s decision to ignore wholesale Lord Hodgson’s recommendations to reduce campaigning restrictions. This 

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Government to reject Lord Hodgson”s proposals to reform the lobbying act

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act?” she said.  “The government is legislating the sector into silence at a time when our voices are needed the most. This is a terrible day for British democracy.”  Vicky Browning, chief executive of the charity leaders body Acevo, said without Hodgson’s reforms, the lobbying act restrictions remained “deeply intimidating”.  She said: “If these restrictions remain in place 

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Charities `outraged” after government rejects calls to amend Lobbying Act

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by the Lobbying Act? The government is legislating the sector into silence at a time when our voices are needed the most. This is a terrible day for British democracy.”  Vicky Browning, chief executive of ACEVO said: “Charity leaders will be dismayed by the Cabinet Office’s decision to ignore wholesale Lord Hodgson’s recommendations to reduce campaigning restrictions. This decision is 

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Charities condemn rejection of changes to Lobbying Act

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rest of the UK on so-called “regulated activities”. Critics say the government’s definition of these activities is so broad it can include any activity that could be interpreted as political.Vicky Browning, chief executive of the charity leaders network Acevo, said of the government’s decision: “Charity leaders will be dismayed by the Cabinet Office’s decision to ignore wholesale Lord Hodgson’s 

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Charities condemn rejection of changes to Lobbying Act

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of the UK on so-called “regulated activities”. Critics say the government’s definition of these activities is so broad it can include any activity that could be interpreted as political. Vicky Browning, chief executive of the charity leaders network Acevo, said of the government’s decision: “Charity leaders will be dismayed by the Cabinet Office’s decision to ignore wholesale Lord Hodgson’s 

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Fundraising Regulator lists levy non-payers

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for a service we don’t feel we need’! A spokeswoman for English National Opera said it was going to pay the levy and the Fundraising Regulator was aware of it. Vicky Browning, chief executive of the charity leaders body Acevo, said the Fundraising Regulator must avoid treating all charities in the same way if it hoped to persuade more of 

Kirsty Weakley: Why is government squeezing out charity voices?

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calling for the separation of the regulatory and advice functions of the Commission, a review of charity tax breaks, and the civil society minister to be made a Cabinet-level role.  Vicky Browning, chief executive of Acevo, suggested that Brexit presents an opportunity for charities to reach out to some MPs who might be “sitting around with very little to do”. 

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Committee on Standards in Public Life

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met with organisations that provide public services, some commissioners and other think tanks and groups interested in this topic.  Attendees at the roundtable on 20 March 2017 were the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, Institute of Business Ethics, Institute for Government, National Council for Voluntary Organisations, Federation of Small Businesses, Public Services Lab, Business Services Association, CBI, 

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Political instability means ”charities must focus on the short term”

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Stephen Hale, chief executive of Refugee Action, said he did not think that charity sector bodies, such as the National Council for Voluntary Organisations or the charity chief executives body Acevo, were doing enough work with MPs to explain the charity sector to them.  “Who is running a programme to twin new MPs with community organisations or national charities?” 

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NatWest Skills & Opportunities Fund film

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Wales  Almost 9 in 10 of us have benefitted from the work of a charity, according to the latest Social Landscape Report compiled by The Charities Aid Foundation and ACEVO – highlighting just what an essential role charities (as well as other not-for-profit organisations) play in our communities.  It’s a role that shows no sign of abating, putting 

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Regulator must understand charities” concerns about its levy, says Acevo chief

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Regulator must understand charities’ concerns about its levy, says Acevo chief : Vicky Browning says the Fundraising Regulator must not treat all charities in the same way when it comes to persuading them to pay for its upkeep 

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Regulator names levy non-payers

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Vicky Browning, chief executive of Acevo, said: “It is for each charity to make up its own mind on whether to pay the regulator’s levy. ACEVO’s view is that it is better to have voluntary self-regulation with a code agreed between the sector and government rather than risk the introduction of legislation which could be a lot more proscriptive and catch-all 

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Fundraising Regulator names charities that have not paid levy

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with whom we are still in negotiation, as and when they decide whether or not to pay. As such it is a live document,” the regulator said. Acevo chief executive Vicky Browning said it is up to each charity to decide whether to contribute to the regulator, but the association prefers voluntary self-regulation with a code agreed between the sector 

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Gender balance of top charity chief executives lags behind wider sector

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executives recorded in the past 10 years but it is only slightly higher than the 22 recorded in 2007.  ‘We need to look at the way the sector operates’  Acevo chief executive Vicky Browning said: “Clearly it’s encouraging that the  Charity Finance survey shows an improvement, howsoever small, on the number of women CEOs in the top 100. 

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