ACEVO in the News

Published: Wednesday 1 June 2016 - 10:45

A summary of ACEVO's media presence over the last two weeks

Oxfam director attacks Acevo and NCVO for 'toothless' response to public criticism of charities

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 27/05/16

example – and we've challenged stories as they emerge, going as far as to take matters to the press regulator when stories have fallen short of basic standards of accuracy."  Asheem Singh, incoming chief executive of Acevo, said: "I welcome this constructive criticism. Acevo has always striven to be first on the scene, and first on the airwaves as a

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Controversial Charity Commission board members reappointed for a year

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 27/05/16

Gwythian Prins and Orlando Fraser will both serve until at least June and December next year respectively; Acevo calls the former's reappointment 'a blow to the integrity of the commission' Prins (left) and FraserThe Cabinet Office has reappointed Gwythian Prins and Orlando Fraser as Charity Commission board

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Charities attack civil society minister for talking 'total nonsense' about grant funding

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 27/05/16

minister to meet with the Grants for Good campaign because he really needs to hear some other points of view about the value of grants."Asheem Singh, head of policy at Acevo, said: "The minister has got this one wrong. Grants work because they involve charities in the development of outcomes."This should be old hat for the Office for Civil Society.

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Charities criticise civil society minister for talking 'total nonsense' about grant funding

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 27/05/16

minister to meet with the Grants for Good campaign because he really needs to hear some other points of view about the value of grants."Asheem Singh, head of policy at Acevo, said: "The minister has got this one wrong. Grants work because they involve charities in the development of outcomes."This should be old hat for the Office for Civil Society.

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Stephen Bubb to leave ACEVO

Third Force News, p. 8, Unattributed, 20/05/16

i Management Stephen Bubbto leave ACEVO Sir Stephen Bubb has announced he is to step down as the chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO) after 15 years. He will leave

 

Select Committee on charities confirmed

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 26/05/16

Lords yesterday, and Baroness Jill Pitkeathley was confirmed as the chair.The committee includes several lords with experience as charity chief executives, as well as Lord Harries of Pentregarth, who led Acevo's campaign against the Lobbying Act.The committee has been tasked with investigating issues relating to: "sustaining the charity sector and the challenges of charity governance". The committee will be issuing

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Recruitment - prepare well when looking for a leader

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 26/05/16

go, the pace of change needed and what kind of chief executive they want," he says.    Grant Taylor, partner at Peridot Partners, which works with the charity leaders body Acevo to help charities recruit leaders, says a common problem is that charities are not proactive enough. "Most prospective candidates are not the sort of people who respond to advertising,"

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Analysis: how can charity chiefs regain the public's trust?

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 26/05/16

not be complacent - that is really important."    But what, if anything, can chief executives do to rebuild trust? The NCVO has launched a campaign with fellow membership bodies Acevo and CharityComms to explain how charities make a difference to people's lives and to emphasise how charities are embracing transparency.    Wilding says two recent factors have affected trust

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Charity chief gets CBE

Carmarthenshire Herald, p. 37, Unattributed, 20/05/16

for services to mental health Paul has been Chief Executive of Mind, the leading mental health charity working in England and Wales, since May 2006. He is Chair of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO), the leading voice of the UK's charity and social enterprise sector. Paul is also a trustee at Lloyds Bank Foundation which invests

 

So farewell then, Sir Stephen

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 24/05/16

Sir Stephen Bubb 's work at Acevo is a reminder of why mergers are not always a good thing, says Gareth Jones. OK, Sir Stephen Bubb (pictured) is not really

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New appointments this week in UK politics, civil service and public affairs

PoliticsHome (Web), Unattributed, 23/05/16

for Infrastructure, Capital Investment, Housing and Transport.Local Authorities:By-election Result 19th MayMerton Council – Jerome Neil elected for St Helier – Labour hold.IndustryTrade AssociationsAssociation of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations - Stephen Bubb to become Head of the Charity Futures Programme; Asheem Singh to replace him as Chief Executive on an interim basis.CorporatesWhich? – Alex Neill replaced Richard Lloyd as Executive

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Society Diary: Bubb's hub, sticking to knitting, and where's Willy

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 20/05/16

Our weekly round-up of interesting and outlandish information, collected from the corners of the charity sector. Bubba HubbaWhen the shock announcement came earlier this week that Sir Stephen Bubb would be stepping down as Acevo CEO later this year, an air of panic enveloped Diary's colleagues at Civil Society News. For Bubb could always be relied

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Gift Aid Small Donations, National Citizen Service get a boost in Queenas Speech

Charity Times (Web), Unattributed, 19/05/16

with community buildings can benefit from the scheme.   Acevo welcomed the NCS plans, and the support to drive and improve life outcomes for young people.   The association'™s public policy director Asheem Singh said Acevo'™s research, Coming in from the cold , indicated young people who get on the scheme like it.   'œIt should be bolstered by ever more widespread collaboration

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Project to build better charity governance has Bubb in driving seat

Voluntary News (Web), Unattributed, 18/05/16

is funding this loosely framed but in-depth piece of research into the state of governance and leadership in the charity sector (as described inCivil Society News coverage ), after hearing Stephen Bubb speak on the lessons of the Kids Company debacle.Bubb's piece on why he is making this move has appeared across the sector press –link to The Guardian's version

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