ICYMI: June 2020

In case you missed it is a monthly round-up of what we have been up to at ACEVO. Communications officer Heloisa Righetto shares links to recently published content, newly launched events and services available to members.

Latest resources

The final report of the Making Diversity Count project was launched. Home Truths: Undoing racism and delivering real diversity in the charity sector is not a report that asks if there is a problem with ‘race’ equity in the charity sector. It has long been known that there is an under-representation of BAME people working in the charity sector, and that under-representation is worse in senior leadership roles. Instead, in this report we have sought to reframe the ‘diversity’ debate, saying that racism is a significant and unresolved issue in the charity sector just as it is in the rest of society.

To accompany the launch of the report, we also published two blogs (one by Vicky Browning and the other by Dr Sanjiv Lingayah) and produced a special podcast episode.

Supporting the sector

ACEVO is supporting the #GiftAidRelief campaign to call on the government to temporarily increase the level of Gift Aid that can be claimed on donations. For more information or to sign up as a supporter, please visit the #NeverMoreNeeded website. Our CEO Vicky Browning has also signed up to the #BuildBackBetter statement, which encourages civil society to think beyond the crisis and how we should – and can – use the lessons we have learnt in the past few months.

Support for you

We are happy to welcome two new corporate partners into our network of trusted suppliers: SEO Works and ProVantage Procurement. ACEVO members, please find out more about the services they provide and how you can benefit by checking their respective dedicated pages.

Announced new events and opportunities

Applications for cohort two of the Jane Slowey memorial memberships are now open! We are looking forward to hearing from BAME and/or disabled women leaders, who are in their first two years of being a civil society CEO. Check this page for detailed information about the memorial memberships, including how to apply, application timeline, and what recipients get. Applications are open to members and non-members, so please share the link with your network.

ACEVO’s director of leadership and governance Jenny Berry and Martin Farrell from get2thepoint will be facilitating meetings for members who need to press the pause button and think about their relationship with their chair and/or board. As well as hearing from other CEOs, you will learn about some of the more common ‘red flags’ to look out for and begin to think about what needs to be done. Book now for 2, 7, 21 or 28 July.

On 30 July we are hosting a half-day workshop facilitated by Fearless Futures to support social sector leaders to grow their inclusion thinking and capability by using unique principles and methods. Through immersive and discursive learning, participants will explore the lived realities of inequity that people experience. The aim is to understand on a deeper and nuanced level the ways in which exclusion manifests. Book now

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