ACEVO in the news

Published: Friday 15 December 2017 - 12:15

Summary of press coverage between 19/10/17 and 14/12/17

Camelot profits double as cash for charities rises by just 2%

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ACEVO CEO Vicky Browning calls on Government to revise Camelot’s contract after NAO investigation reveals 122% increase in Camelot’s profits while funds for good causes across the same period rose by just 2 per cent 

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Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport appoints five new Commissioners of Historic England

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role in, and relationship with, economic growth, education and inclusion.  Paul Farmer  Paul is Chief Executive of Mind, the leading mental health charity. He is Chair of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO), and a trustee at Lloyds Bank Foundation which invests in charities supporting people to break out of disadvantage at critical points in 

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In the news last week...11 December

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awareness-raising work – that line will now be removed from the guidance, and charities that apply for Tampon Tax funding for campaigning and awareness-raising work will definitely not receive grants. Acevo has called on the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to remove this clause in order to ‘'enable successful grantees to have maximum impact with the funds they 

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Govt accused of gagging charities through acontradictivea Tampon Tax Fund rules

Charity Times (Web), Main, Unattributed, 11/12/2017

guidance also states that bids must demonstrate how they align with and support the delivery of the VAWG strategy, of which awareness raising is a key part. ACEVO chief executive Vicky Browning has criticised the inclusion of clause, claiming it ‘contradicts' the values of civil society. "This grant specification demonstrates a contradiction at the heart of this government's view of 

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DCMS attacked for gagging charities using Tampon Tax Fund

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last year's guidance for the Tampon Tax fund.  This clause - known as the "gagging clause" was introduced by government last year. Charities campaigned widely against its wider introduction.  Vicky Browning, chief executive of Acevo, today called on the DCMS to remove the clause which excludes the money being used to fund campaigning to be removed to "enable successful 

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Government redrafts Tampon Tax Fund guidance after ''gagging clause''error

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that VAWG is unacceptable" and also highlights how "engaging the public through awareness campaigns and bystander programmes" can help victims of violence and abuse get help at an earlier point.  Vicky Browning, chief executive of Acevo, said: "This grant specification demonstrates a contradiction at the heart of this government's view of the value of civil society – offering funding to 

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Mark Pemberton awarded ACEVO Fellowship

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Mark Pemberton awarded ACEVO Fellowship : 12:01, 8th December 2017 Mark Pemberton, director of the , is one of five individuals to receive ACEVO Fellowships for 2017.ACEVO Fellowships champion inspirational and emerging leaders 

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Applications open for small charities to win a year of leadership coaching

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planning is suffering. That's exactly why the Weston Charity Awards exist – to provide a year-long programme that connects ambitious charity CEOs with a bespoke team of top business leaders."  Vicky Browning, Chief Executive of the charity leaders' network  ACEVO said: "Faced with pressures on income and an increasing demand for their services, charity chief execs need to be 

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Replace EU funding with new grants programme, says NCVO

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national match-funding. A further €3.5bn (approx. £3.1bn) has been allocated to the UK for 2014-2020.  Today's paper has been endorsed by 29 organisations including the Association of Charitable Foundations, Acevo, the Charity Finance Group, Groundwork, the Salvation Army and Barnardo's.  The paper warns that: "The withdrawal of ESF without a replacement programme in place would have a serious 

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''There are too many squabbling charity bodies and rarely influences government''

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it has been portrayed in the media in recent years.   Hawkes was writing in an article titled ‘How can we improve our media image?' that formed part of Acevo's 30th birthday celebrations, where it is putting out 30 pieces of content to mark the occasion.  He said that there are "tremendous examples of organisations doing amazing work, 

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Charity Update - 28 November 2017

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Services charities and other related good causes.      HM Treasury                22 November 2017     Responses to Budget 2017          ACEVO says    that the Budget does not address civil society's strategic needs.      ACEVO http://bit.ly/2BoxZcK  

How can your charity improve its media image?

Charity Times (Web), Main, Unattributed, 29/11/2017

Richard Hawkes  29/11/17  "We need to communicate relentlessly how brilliant we are, directly and through the media," says Richard Hawkes, chief executive of the British Asian Trust for Acevo's 30 things to think about . Passionate advocates for the charity sector have found recent years more than a little depressing. There are tremendous examples of organisations doing amazing 

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Giving Tuesday: Who are the philanthropists of tomorrow?

Charity Times (Web), Main, Unattributed, 28/11/2017

matters is not how much money they have or where you find them, but who they are and what they choose to do with their lives," says Jen Shang for Acevo's 30 things to think about. The phrase "philanthropists of tomorrow" does not refer to those giving away large sums of money. At least I hope it doesn't! Neither are 

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Danny Sriskandarajah: Is it the beginning of the end for the charity sector?

Civil Society (Web), Main, Unattributed, 27/11/2017

Danny Sriskandarajah: Is it the beginning of the end for the charity sector? : Acevo spoke to Danny Sriskandarajah as part of its 30th birthday celebrations to get him to expand on his article for Civil Society Futures, where he asks if it is 

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How can charity leaders use their voices more effectively?

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by Aya Chebbi  27/11/17  "To make a difference in the dramatically changing world, we need to be able to navigate narratives, privilege and power", says Aya Chebbi for Acevo's 30 things to think about? For the next few decades, the world will continue to be constructed around narratives. Who shapes the narratives? And whose voice is heard? Take 

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Commission annual return proposals criticised as ''significant burden''

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information and how it will be used."  Acevo also said it thinks the Commission should do more to explain how the new data will be processed.  Chief executive Vicky Browning said: "Civil society is committed to improving transparency and trust, but it's not clear that publishing raw data without context or narrative will help achieve greater transparency or 

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Commission has a ''disproportionate focus on Muslim charities'', says Baroness Warsi

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Muslim charities and supports claims that this focus is a distraction from real issues facing the sector."  Warsi paid tribute to Sir Stephen Bubb, former chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, for being an advocate for Muslim charities and "a bulwark against some of the questionable conduct of the Charity Commission".  A spokeswoman 

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Charities react to Budget: Disappointed, backward looking, silent on concerns

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benefits everyone. It is too early to say whether Gift Aid donor benefit rule changes will help or hinder the sector, and we'll need to read the fine detail closely."  Acevo: ‘This was a tepid budget'  In a statement Acevo said: "This was a tepid budget. There were some welcome announcements. The continuing review of the flexibility of the 

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Budget reaction: Government ignoring voluntary sector, says shadow minister

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physical infrastructure," she said. "This is backward looking, because our future prosperity comes from having strong communities which charities help to create."  A statement from the charity leaders body Acevo said the Budget was "tepid", although it said there were some welcome announcements on business rates, homelessness, the apprenticeship levy and the NHS.  "But they fall a long 

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Budget 2017: A summary of what charities want

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amount could be "far higher" due to the way many funds are distributed by intermediary agencies in the UK, making comprehensive data difficult to obtain and analyse. Umbrella bodies NCVO, ACEVO and UK Community Foundations (UKCF) all wrote 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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What do charities want from the Budget?

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the government plans to use between £1bn and £2bn in dormant assets to support the sector – the Dormant Assets Commission published its final report in the spring.  NCVO, Acevo and UK Community Foundations have urged the Chancellor to use it to "strengthen local philanthropy" and invest in organisations like community foundations.  In a letter to Hammond they 

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At Large: Women may be taking over, but Grylls is the hit of awards night

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We know women outnumber men in the sector, except at the top. You wouldn't have thought that at the Third Sector Awards in September, where the top table included at least four high-octane female bosses: Helen Stephenson of the Charity Commission, Vicky Browning of Acevo, Jane Ide of Navca and Debra Allcock Tyler of the Directory of Social Change 

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What do charities want from the Budget?

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the government plans to use between £1bn and £2bn in dormant assets to support the sector – the Dormant Assets Commission published its final report in the spring.  NCVO, Acevo and UK Community Foundations have urged the Chancellor to use it to "strengthen local philanthropy" and invest in organisations like community foundations.  In a letter to Hammond they 

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The debate: Are there too many charities?

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The debate: Are there too many charities? : As part of Acevo's 30th Birthday celebrations, Debra Allcock Tyler and Patrick Olszowski debate whether there are too many charities.Chair   Are there too many charities?  Allcock Tyler  No. Charities 

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Does the charity sector need to change the way it communicates?

Charity Times (Web), Main, Unattributed, 20/11/2017

"Communicating effectively – cutting through, changing hearts and minds, improving public understanding – could not be more central to our collective mission," says Nicky Hawkins in her new blog for Acevo's 30 things to think about . The political earthquakes of the last 18 months have brought much discussion of the bubble. Countless politicians, journalists, pollsters and issue experts say 

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Charities react to government''s civil society strategy

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that the minister has set out is absolutely the right one to get the best results, and we're looking forward to taking part in helping to create a successful strategy."  Acevo: ‘we hope it will provide a platform to develop the sector'  Vicky Browning, chief executive of Acevo, said: "It's good to see Tracey Crouch's commitment to producing a  

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Civil society plans ''a timid, tick-box exercise'', says shadow charities minister

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by the government will mean they can do even more across society."  He said the consultative approach set out by the minister was right to get the best results.  Vicky Browning, chief executive of Acevo, said: "It's good to see Tracey Crouch's commitment to producing a civil society strategy that will protect the sustainability of the vital work our 

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As a working class charity chief executive I''m proud of being different

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there yet. Sarah Hughes is the chief executive of Centre for Mental Health. This piece is an edited and extended version of an article that first appeared as part of Acevo's 30 things to think about series. Talk to us on Twitter via @Gdnvoluntary and join our community for your free fortnightly Guardian Voluntary Sector newsletter, with analysis and opinion 

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How can charities learn from startup culture?

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learn from startup culture? : Written by Jo Wolfe  15/11/17  "What could flat-white-swigging, beanbag-straddling startup entrepreneurs teach the charity sector?" Jo Wolfe asks in her new blog for Acevo's 30 things to think about . Would it be fair to judge an organisation solely on the quality of their coffee? Charities would come in at the budget end: 

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Andrew Purkis: Should charity boards be ''representative''of communities they serve?

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not reflective of the communities charities serve". NCVO has said: "Trustees are drawn from a narrow cross section of society, and as such boards rarely reflect the communities they serve". ACEVO likewise says: "civil society leaders - whether executive or non-executive - should be representative of the communities they operate in and the people they support".  I am fortunate 

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Understanding governance stage 1: The trustee role 18.01.2018

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elements of the trustee role.   Speakers  Dorothy Dalton Editor Dorothy Dalton is editor of Governance magazine and a governance expert. She was the first chief executive of Acevo, holding the position from 1992 to 2000. She also founded the Network of Women Chairs and co-founded Groundbreakers, a support group for female chief executives in the voluntary sector. 

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Sector responds to Commission research: ''A wake-up call for charities''

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induction process (only 34 per cent were given a role/job description; and only 12 per cent received formal induction training)."  Acevo: 'Disappointing but not surprising'  Acevo chief executive Vicky Browning said: "The results of the Charity Commission research are disappointing but not surprising. Acevo's own 2017 Pay and Equalities survey revealed that just three per cent of chief 

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Budget 2017 preview: 5 things we''ll be looking for in the red briefcase

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Assets recently concluded that there might be between £1-2bn dormant financial and non-financial assets, which could be put to social use. Prior to the release of the Autumn Budget, NCVO, ACEVO and UK Community Foundation wrote to the government on how to ‘use dormant assets to support local communities for a generation to come'. This is a long-standing idea which 

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Paradise Papers - Action Required From Public Sector Procurement And Charities

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due diligence when considering a donation- and certainly a major donation. I believe that it is incumbent on the national charity sector leadership organisations such as NCVO, NAVCA, ACEVO, Charities Finance Group and the Institute of Fundraising to consider fair tax and charity fundraising. The starting point should be serious sector debate about this issue. I would hope 

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Acevo posts loss of #138,000 in accounts for 2016/17

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Acevo posts loss of £138,000 in accounts for 2016/17 : But the chief executives body says this is a smaller loss than the previous year, and it expects to record 

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BLOG: Itas time for organisations to put supporters and beneficiaries first

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supporters, and beneficiaries has rarely been one of equality. The organisation has always behaved as if it is the dominant partner," says Gerry McGovern in his latest blog, written for Acevo's 30 things to think about . The Norwegian Cancer Society used to have a traditional website. It focused a lot on asking for donations. Then it decided to ask 

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Acevo sees fall in income, membership, reserves and staff

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Acevo sees fall in income, membership, reserves and staff : Acevo has seen its income fall for the sixth successive year, with its reserves dropping below the minimum level acceptable 

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People support acauses over organisationsa; this is where it leaves charities

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10/11/17  People increasingly support causes over organisations, but there's still an important role for charities to play, according to campaigning expert Craig Dwyer. In his new blog, written for Acevo's 30 things to think about , Dwyer, who was the social media director for the Yes Equality campaign for civil marriage equality in Ireland, said people connect with causes 

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Do funding models need a little disruption?

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over the last five years has consistently called for a change in practice. So, could we do with a little disruption?" Caroline Mason says in her new blog, written for Acevo's 30 things to think about . Sir Horace Plunkett, pioneer of agricultural cooperatives, believed that people didn't have to wait for life to be made better for them – 

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Caroline Mason: Do funding models need disrupting?

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Caroline Mason: Do funding models need disrupting? : As part of #Acevo30 Caroline Mason, chief executive of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, talks about how funders need to remain adaptable and how change happens best through collaboration.   Sir Horace Plunkett, 

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Caroline Mason: Do funding models need disrupting?

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Caroline Mason: Do funding models need disrupting? : As part of #Acevo30 Caroline Mason, chief executive of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, talks about how funders need to remain adaptable and how change happens best through collaboration.   Sir Horace Plunkett, 

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Charities failing to adapt services to changing needs, says Heart of the City chief executive

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Charities failing to adapt services to changing needs, says Heart of the City chief executive : In the latest piece in Acevo's 30 Things to Think About series, Sarah Mitchell says the sector should widen its gaze beyond fundraising and bake sales, and learn from the private sector   Sarah 

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Blockchain could `do away with the charity sector altogether''

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of Blockchain could fundamentally reshape the nature of charity, and even do away with the charity sector altogether, Rhodri Davies from Charities Aid Foundation.   Writing as part of Acevo's collection of articles for its 30th birthday celebrations, Davies said that blockchain, which he describes as being a record of all the transactions in a system that does not 

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Seb Elsworth: Charities need to shape the impact investing agenda

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Are civil society and business boundaries blurring?

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07/11/17  "We are missing out by not learning from businesses at the same time as they are learning from us", Sarah Mitchell explains in her new blog written for Acevo's 30 things to think about . "Be more businesslike" charities are told. And, superficially, we are: we have paid-for services, we try to hire more professional staff and we  

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Sir Stephen Bubb sets sights on Institute for Philanthropy and Charity

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Sir Stephen Bubb sets sights on Institute for Philanthropy and Charity : The former head of Acevo is working with the Oxford Centre for the Study of Philanthropy to negotiate the establishment of the institute at Oxford University   Sir Stephen Bubb  Sir Stephen 

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Tracey Crouch: Charity leaders must take time to form partnerships

Charity Times (Web), Main, Unattributed, 06/11/2017

to form partnerships : Charities can unlock more potential by finding ways of making partnerships across the sector more effective, Minister Tracey Crouch has said. In a blog written for Acevo's 30 things to think about, Crouch , the Minister for Sport and Civil Society, said charities must take the time to focus on planning for the future and looking 

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What opportunities does blockchain offer?

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does blockchain offer? : Written by Rhodri Davies  06/11/17  "The blockchain could remove the need for the costly middlemen", Rhodri Davies explains in his new blog written for Acevo's 30 things to think about . Blockchain is the technology that provides the infrastructure for the digital cryptocurrency bitcoin. It could fundamentally reshape the nature of charity, and even 

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Acevo to publish 30 online articles to celebrate 30th anniversary

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a piece from Lynda Thomas, chief executive of Macmillan Cancer Support, discusses the future of fundraising.  The articles will be published on Acevo's 30 Things to Think About website.  Vicky Browning, chief executive of Acevo, says in her introduction to the series that she is more interested in thinking about the future than dwelling on the past.  "What  

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Lynne Berry: Is the nature of charity leadership changing?

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Lynne Berry: Is the nature of charity leadership changing? : Lynne Berry, chair of Breast Cancer Now and former chief executive of the Royal Voluntary Service, kicks off Acevo's 30th birthday celebrations with a piece on leadership.   This year's winner of the Daniel Phelan Award for Outstanding Achievement at the Charity Awards, Berry looks at positive 

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Gordon Brown, special adviser to Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott and Director of Policy for the Transport and General Workers Union. He is an elected trustee of ACEVO – the Association for Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations – and serves as a judge for the Guardian Charity Awards.   Taking part in the UN climate change negotiations in Kyoto  

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Charity leaders urge Treasury to increase regulator''s funding

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the Small Charities Coalition have written to the Chief Secretary to the Treasury to call for an increase to the Charity Commission's annual grant. Caron Bradshaw, chief executive of CFG; Vicky Browning, chief executive of Acevo; Jane Ide, chief executive of Navca; and Mandy Johnson, chief executive of SCC, have written to Elizabeth Truss, warning that the government is putting 

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Extra funding for regulator ''should not come from charging charities'', Treasury told

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but said this should not come from the regulator charging charities for its services.  A letter from the chief executives of the Charity Finance Group, the charity leaders body Acevo, the local infrastructure body Navca and the Small Charities Coalition, sent on Friday to Liz Truss, the chief secretary to the Treasury, asks for an increase in the grant 

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In the news last week...23 October

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last week...23 October : Take a look at all the charity sector headlines from the last week   Electoral Commission response to joint letter on Lobbying Act  NCVO, Acevo and Bond wrote to the Electoral Commission asking for an explanation of its opposition to the changes to the Lobbying Act recommended by Lord Hodgson. Replying to the letter, 

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Charity leaders ''neglect management of volunteers''says Acevo CEO

Civil Society (Web), Main, Unattributed, 19/10/2017

Charity leaders 'neglect management of volunteers'says Acevo CEO : Charity leaders are often not aware enough of the impact of volunteers and neglect their management, Vicky Browning, chief executive of Acevo, said yesterday.  Vicky Browning was speaking at Association of Volunteer Managers' annual conference where she told delegates that chief executives are also not 

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After Kids Company, trustees ''becoming more like inspectors'', says Acevo chief

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After Kids Company, trustees 'becoming more like inspectors', says Acevo chief : Vicky Browning tells the Association of Volunteer Managers' annual conference that trustees feeling under pressure are crossing the line between governance and the executive   Vicky Browning  The 

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