ACEVO in the News

Published: Thursday 7 April 2016 - 12:30

ACEVO's media presence over the last two weeks

Coming in from the Cold

ACEVO's report on youth loneliness garnered significant braodcast coverage. On March 24th, Director of Public Policy Asheem Singh featured on BBC London Radio (from 01:19.30) and BBC 5 Live (from 00:45.00) addresing the findings and recommendations of the report. The report also appeared on BBC London news. On March 5th, Policy Officer Simon Dixon appeared on London Live Morning News to discuss the findings of the report.

 

Commission board member has contributed to IEA publication on EU

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 31/03/16

criticised for meeting with the IEA shortly before becoming a member of the Charity Commission board.       Tags Lobbying and campaigning      Related Commission looking into 'sock puppet' think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs Acevo asks Shawcross to explain connections with 'sock puppet' think tank           CAF bond raises £20m and closes early 31 Mar 2016         The Charities Aid Foundation’s Retail Charity Bond, which launched last week, has

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Seven ways to put spring into your charity?s finances

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 30/03/16

Foundation looks at the ways charities can nurture financial resilience. According to a 2015 survey by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) and the Association of Chief Executives Voluntary Organisations (Acevo), one in seven charity chief executives say their organisation is struggling to survive.And this rises to one in five among smaller charities.So what can charities do to ensure their

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Charity Commission defends board member Gwythian Prins over anti-EU essay

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 01/04/16

to the terms of the UK’s EU membership. An abbreviated version of it will be published in an IEA book on Britain and the EU.   Commenting on the commission’s stance, Asheem Singh, director of public policy at the charity chief executives body Acevo , told Third Sector : "We are glad that Mr Prins has been allowed to pontificate on

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CARELESS IN THE COMMUNITY: MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS FOR LEARNING DISABLED ADULTS AND THEIR CARERS March 31, 2016

Education for Everybody (Web), Unattributed, 31/03/16

of Adult Social Services (ADASS)** – themselves, ironically, co-authors of the strategy – and in Parliament, Norman Lamb recently identified a £6Bn funding gap in social care by 2020***.Moreover, even Sir Stephen Bubb, Head of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (in a further twist, himself the creator of the reforms), has questioned the progress made so far,

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Hodgson Review recommends key changes to Lobbying Act

Charity Finance, p. 6, Unattributed, 01/04/16

2015 General Election. It recommends a package of measures which would reduce the impact of the Act. Two of its recommendations were particularly welcomed by sector infrastructure bodies NCVO and Acevo. One recommends scrapping a "purpose test" which says that any activity which appears intended to influence elections could be caught by the Act. This was criticised because charities were

 

One charity cheer for the Budget

Third Sector, p. 6, Unattributed, 01/04/16

said the government would also pass on £l2m in receipts from the so-called tampon tax on feminine hygiene products, with £lm going to both Breast Cancer Care and Girlguiding UK. Sir Stephen Bubb, head of the charity chief executives body Acevo, said the Budget contained "booby traps and sugared pills" and was "not so much jam tomorrow as problems down

 

The Gresley Society ducks the challenge and ditches the bird

Third Sector, p. 12, Unattributed, 01/04/16

no suggestion that Jenkins'escape to the desert is timed to coincide with the arrival in April of the uber-perky former Labour MP Hazel Blears as his chair in place of Sir Stephen Bubb. At the handover event in the Commons, Bubbles, who has chaired the SIB for 10 years, remarked self-deprecatingly that"the Mugabe route" was not an option for him.

 

A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Third Sector, p. 26, Unattributed, 01/04/16

Acevo As the UK's largest network for charity and social enterprise leaders, connecting 1,400 chief executives and senior leaders, Acevo offers bespoke leadership development opportunities, solutions-based consultancy and an influential

 

ANALYSIS High executive pay 'can contribute to staff anger'

Third Sector, p. 53, Unattributed, 01/04/16

sector workers said they were comfortable with charities paying people more than £100,000 a year, but only 16 per cent agreed with salaries exceeding £200,000. The charity chief executives body Acevo says that it has never seen a situation where a breakdown in management and staff relations "can be attributed directly to concerns over executive pay" and that there is

 

One charity cheer for the Budget

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 29/03/16

government would also pass on £12m in receipts from the so-called tampon tax on feminine hygiene products, with £1m going to both Breast Cancer Care and Girlguiding UK.    Sir Stephen Bubb, head of the charity chief executives body Acevo, said the Budget contained "booby traps and sugared pills" and was "not so much jam tomorrow as problems down

http://bit.ly/1oiQfNg

 

The Gresley Society ducks the challenge and ditches the bird

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 29/03/16

suggestion that Jenkins’ escape to the desert is timed to coincide with the arrival in April of the uber-perky former Labour MP Hazel Blears as his chair in place of Sir Stephen Bubb. At the handover event in the Commons, Bubbles, who has chaired the SIB for 10 years, remarked self-deprecatingly that "the Mugabe route" was not an option for

http://bit.ly/1SiWrNe

 

Umbrella bodies unconvinced by revised EU referendum guidance

Charity Times (Web), Unattributed, 24/03/16

their organisations from exploitation by third parties.   Sarah Atkinson, director of policy and communications at the commission, has published a blog post explaining the changes.   Acevo director of public policy Asheem Singh said the guidance 'œremains pedantic'?, and 'œrisks shutting out important voices'?. It would be better to withdraw the guidance than 'œproduce yet more unworkable iterations of a flawed

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Acevo wants clarity on Cabinet Office plan for single partner to provide grants

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 22/03/16

include voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations, cooperatives, mutuals and "other socially motivated organisations".    Acevo warned that "proper dialogue" with the sector about the proposals was crucial.    Asheem Singh, its director of public policy, said: "The concern here is that, by outsourcing the application and decision-making process of grants – which is appropriate and has been done

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Fran on new powers at the Charity Commission

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 29/03/16

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The better life gets, the more we moan

The Times Online, p. 1, Unattributed, 24/03/16

on social media. "If you're social circle follows you home, this can lead to stress and anxiety," he said.Loneliness among inner-city youngsters is reaching critical levels. A study for the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations found that half of all 18-24 years olds were lonely some or all of the time, compared with one in four people aged

Also in print version and Scotland and Ireland

http://thetim.es/1WTUJpF

 

Preparing for growth

Charity Times, p. 30, Matt Ritchie,, 02/02/16

development of new capabilities, and experts stress that ensuring organisations are in the right shape to take advantage of emerging opportunities is key. Last year, a Charities Aid Foundation and Acevo survey asked third sector chief executives what challenges their organisations face. Generating income and achieving financial sustainability was among the three most pressing concerns for 60 per cent of

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`My neighbour avoids me ... I was very unhappy?: your tales of urban loneliness

The Guardian.com (Web), Unattributed, 24/03/16

your stories, and heard experiences of both alienation and connection from Berlin to Vancouver Are there aspects of city life that can heighten one’s feelings of loneliness? The charity network Acevo, which set up The Loneliness Project last year to tackle social isolation among young people in London, today publishes a report which suggests young Londoners are twice as likely

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Fake `Rothschild? who lived the high-life in China exposed

Telegraph (Web), Unattributed, 24/03/16

of the organisations he claimed to be associated with said they had never heard of him.   On his LinkedIn page, Mr Rothschild boasted of being the past president of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations Solutions (ACEVO).   But a spokesman said no such post existed and his only association with the organisation had been a "fleeting one" around

Also in print

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Opt-in a bigger issue than the Fundraising Preference Service, says Etherington

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 22/03/16

defence, and won a clarification from the Telegraph.  "If you get something which is complete crap, you have to go at them," he says.  Etherington said his charity has worked effectively with Acevo on campaigning, and that the two organisations’ relationship has improved.  "We’ve realised we have to work together to deal with the issues facing the sector," he said.   But he said

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Commission looking into 'sock puppet' think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 22/03/16

the Commission to investigate whether in respect of specific and contentious campaigning and lobbying activity the IEA has been acting properly within its charitable objects."          Tags Cases and inquiriesLobbying and campaigning          Related Acevo asks Shawcross to explain connections with 'sock puppet' think tank Matthew Hancock 'did not have any discussions with the IEA' on anti-advocacy clause ‘Draconian’ new clause in government grant

http://bit.ly/1XMacbg

 

Curbs in the community

Independent Nurse (Web), Unattributed, 22/03/16

a catch. An estimated additional 10,000 staff including frontline and managerial staff will be needed to adequately support people moving into the community according to the latest report by the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO) released in February. 1 And at the moment, in nursing anyway, the staff are just not there.     The Royal College

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Curbs in the community

Independent Nurse, p. 10, Seeta Bhardwa, 21/03/16

will be needed to adequately support p eople moving into the c immunity according to the 1 c test report by the Association or Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO) released in February.1 And at the moment, ii i nursing anyway, the staff a-e just not there. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) simultaneously released a report, Connectfor C