The ACEVO podcast is back
In the first episode of 2020, I speak to Aleema Shivji, executive director at Humanity & Inclusion. Aleema describes her career journey from physiotherapist to charity chief exec, shares her experience of navigating the shift from the operational to the strategic, and reveals how homemade banana bread holds the key to inclusion in the workplace. Episode and transcription are available on the website (as well as all previous episodes).
Fresh perspectives on fundraising
Due to popular demand, we’ve increased the capacity of the South West CEO forum on 19 March in Bristol. Join us and learn from expert fundraising consultant Louise Morris about the vital role CEOs have in ensuring their fundraising is on a strong path, stays on track, and is sustainable. Book your place now.
Rebalancing the relationship
Last year ACEVO, NCVO and Lloyds Bank Foundation launched Rebalancing the Relationship, a project to address competition and collaboration between larger and smaller voluntary organisations. The interim report and draft recommendations are now live, and we want to hear from you: do the findings reflect your experience? Would the recommendations help you to work in a more collaborative way? What type of support would you need to adopt the recommendations? Please read the report and send your comments to Maisie Hulbert.
Coronavirus: guidance from Public Health England
Public Health England has produced guidance for employers on the novel coronavirus including what to do if an employee has returned from an affected area and if someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 has been in a workplace setting. There’s also specific guidance for social or community care, which includes risk assessments for undertaking domiciliary visits or providing care in residential settings.
February blog highlights
We kick-started February on the blog with Peter Gilheany, director at Forster Communications explaining why climate action is everyone’s business. We also had ACEVO’s chair Rosie Ferguson writing about what she has learnt from taking time off due to stress, and Sarah Loader, consultant at Campbell Tickell, sharing advice to help social sector leaders to work well with their boards. Joint CEOs at Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Services, Katie Antill and Sarah Taylor, have each written one blog: Katie talked about how is it to be a joint chief executive and Sarah about being promoted within the organisation. You can also read about Brewin Dolphin’s latest research on charities’ financial challenges and get strategic communication advice fromKirsty McNeill, executive director for policy, advocacy and campaigns at Save the Children UK. Finally, ACEVO’s own Kristiana Wrixon shared her experience with bullying in the charity sector in light of the latest allegations that have surfaced in the press.
If you have a great idea for a blog or would like to contribute, get in touch.
Free marketing support
The Worshipful Company of Marketors provides free marketing advice to small charities and has previously worked with ACEVO members on a number of different projects. Its outreach programme provides organisations across the UK with advice and support on marketing best practice, skills and maximising effectiveness of spend. If you are interested and have an upcoming project in mind, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Member survey: final call
Last few days to fill ACEVO’s member survey. It takes less than five minutes to complete and all respondents will be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 voucher.
Job of the week
- Closing soon: Bikeability Trust, executive director, Cambridge, £50-60k
ACEVO members can advertise a role from £100 (for unpaid roles) and £300 (paid roles). Get in touch for more information.