ACEVO in the News

Published: Thursday 31 August 2017 - 10:30

A compilation of the press coverage of ACEVO between 20/07/17 to 31/8/17

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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RNIB's Kevin Carey says unitary boards should be default model

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

maximise shareholder interest. For charities it should, legally, be consumer interest."  He also criticises the Charity Commission, the  National Council for Voluntary Organisations, and the charity leaders body Acevo, as not fit for purpose, and calls for them to be scrapped in favour of a self-regulatory regime for major charities with smaller voluntary organisations operating under generic tax,

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Most charity failures due to 'trustee cowardice', says RNIB chair

Civil Society (Web), Main, Unattributed, 24/07/2017

 Carey says trustees should be legally required to show good reason for rejecting merger proposals, similar to the way commercial boards act.  Scrap the Charity Commission, NCVO and Acevo  Carey warned that the sector, particularly larger charities, faces a "long-term deterioration" and that there is increasing opposition to their existence from politicians and the media.  He 

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Trustees running scared of chief executives, claims sector leader

Third Force News (Web), Main, Unattributed, 24/07/2017

existence from politicians and the media.   In the lengthy article, published by New Philanthropy Capital, Carey also suggested the Charity Commission, the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations should be scrapped in favour of a self-regulatory regime for major charities, leaving smaller ones to operate under generic tax, civil and criminal law.Unattributed[sourcelink 

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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 

Charity Commission refutes criticism of EU and Muslim charity guidance as report shows trust in regulator is stuck in neutral

PR Week UK (Web), Main, Unattributed, 02/08/2017

EU referendum and its reaction to incidents involving Islamic charities as examples."  The regulator was accused of attempting to gag charities during the EU Referendum after issuing what the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations described as "alarming" guidance.  And the Commission has been repeatedly attacked in recent years over what critics claim is a "disproportionate" crackdown 

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Two years on from Kids Company, it's time to decide if charities are worth saving

The Guardian.com (Web), Unattributed, 08/08/2017

decide if charities are worth saving : Camila Batmanghelidjh's work was monitored by volunteer trustees but this is no way to run vital services. No wonder charities struggle to survive Asheem Singh is former chief executive of charity leaders' network Acevo Camila Batmanghelidjh's work was monitored by volunteer trustees but this is no way to run vital services. No wonder 

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Speed Read: Age Discrimination

Directory of Social Change (Web), Unattributed, 08/08/2017

and Employment Network (Third Age Challenge Trust) since 2008.   She has serviced on several panels including the DTI Partnership Fund Assessment Panel, the NCVO/Quality Standards Task Group Board, the ACEVO Working Group on Charities' Investment Powers, 2001– 2003 and Director, Job Ownership Research Ltd (now the Employee Ownership Association)   Yvonne has several publications to her name and is 

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Our pioneering project has cut reoffending - and paid a 3% dividend

The Guardian.com (Web), Unattributed, 09/08/2017

for us all.   Rob Owen is the chief executive of the St Giles Trust. This is an edited version of an article first published by the charity leaders' network ACEVO.   Sign up for your free Guardian Public Leaders newsletter with comment and sector views sent direct to you every Thursday. Follow us: @Guardianpublic   Looking for a job 

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David Ainsworth: Is it time to move on from the debate about paid trustees?

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 09/08/2017

from the debate about paid trustees? : There are few subjects as guaranteed to make charity workers' hackles stand up, as getting rid of voluntary trusteeship.   So kudos to Asheem Singh, former head of policy at Acevo, for getting stuck into this argument in the Guardian, in a piece rather dramatically entitled Two years on from Kids Company, it's 

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15 mins with Vicky Browning, CEO of Acevo

New Start Magazine (Web), Unattributed, 10/08/2017

15 mins with Vicky Browning, CEO of Acevo : 10 August 2017, jamiehailstone Vicky Browning is chief executive of Acevo, the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations. She talks to New Start about how local government can unlock the potential of the third sector  

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More than 100 charities call on minister to reform the lobbying act

ThirdSector (Web), Main, Unattributed, 30/08/2017

engage in the run-up to the recent general election, and resulted in some important voices being lost from public debate."  The chief executives of the charity chief executives body Acevo and the infrastructure body Navca have signed the letter, as well as major charities and campaigning organisations including Action for Children, the Charities Aid Foundation, WWF, Save the Children, 

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Charities call on new minister to revise `burdensome' Lobbying Act

Civil Society (Web), Main, Unattributed, 30/08/2017

engage in the run up to the recent general election, and resulted in some important voices being lost from public debate."  Signatories to the letter include Greenpeace UK, NCVO, Acevo, the Charities Aid Foundation, Charity Finance Group, Children England, Christian Aid, Navca, Social Enterprise UK and WCVA.  Reform needed  The Lobbying Act was introduced in 2014 and 

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