ACEVO In The News

The following is the media coverage that ACEVO has attracted since 16 June 2015. It excludes the extensive coverage given to Winterbourne View which can be found in the ‘Policy & Advocacy’ pages. The links to most items are appended beneath the summary. Some items are hidden behind a paywall which can only be accessed by subscribers to those media.

The following does not contain comprehensive detail of our broadcast media coverage for Kids Company on Thurs Oct 29 nor that for Winterbourne View on the 30th. Summaries are provided however. The Today programme coverage for both can be found here http://bbc.in/1N7k0WT (at 01:09:30) and http://bbc.in/1PfQy5F (at 02:13:00) and the Victoria Derbyshire coverage of Winterbourne View here http://bit.ly/1Rom1BN. These can also be found on our website.

 

Kids Company Broadcast summary – Director of Public Policy Asheem Singh

BBC Breakfast TV News; BBC TV Lunchtime News; Today Programme 08.10 lead; Four BBC Local Radio Stations; multiple TV and Radio newsclips.

 

Winterbourne View summary

Today Programme 07.10 lead; Ten BBC Local Radio stations and LBC;  BBC TV Victoria Derbyshire; BBC TV Look North West 13.30 and 18.30 lead. ITN and Channel 5 items. Multiple TV and Radio newsclips. Including the foregoing this would have added up to around 90 outings in the broadcasting media based on previous experience.

 

The following Western Daily Press article also appeared in a further 265 regional newspapers.

Hospital set to close after abuse scandal

Western Daily Press, Jane Kirby, 31/10/15

in local housing to meet the needs of people with learning disabilities. These will include schemes where people have their own home but have access to support staff on-site. Sir Stephen Bubb, who headed a major review following the Winterbourne View scandal, said in 2014 that units should close. The BBC’s Panoroma programme revealed the neglect and abuse

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Calderstones in depth: what happens next?

ITV News, Unatttributed, 30/10/15

campaigners reacted? Campaigners and health experts have largely welcomed the plan. They argue that keeping people with learning difficulties detained in hospital-style units is not the best environment for them. Sir Stephen Bubb, who authored the report into Winterbourne View, was among them. However, some have voiced concern over funding – arguing that adult social care

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Extremism plans would `push cause of religious freedom back by 300 years?

Catholic Herald, Joanna Rowney, 30/10/15

or active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and the mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs”. A spokesman for the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (Aveco) said: “We support powers to tackle extremism but we are concerned at how widely these measures

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Fears for disabled patients as UK’s only hospital for learning disabilities faces the axe

The Mirror, Steve White, 30/10/15

England, the Local Government Association and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, money will be invested in local housing to meet the needs of people with learning disabilities. Review: Sir Stephen Bubb These will include schemes where people have their own home but have access to support staff on-site. People and their families will also be able

 

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‘Homes not hospitals’: learning disability care to move to community

The Guardian, Ruth Hardy, 30/10/15

England has made £45m available to support this transition. “Now, it’s for local authorities and the NHS in each of these areas to come together to put these plans into action.” Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations: “There have been so many broken promises. So many reports. People with learning disabilities

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Learning disability inpatient beds to be slashed by 50%

Nursing Times, Nicola Merrifield, 30/10/15

and also boost community provision. “With this far-reaching plan I am confident that we can finally make quick, significant and lasting improvements to lives” Jane Cummings Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, welcomed today’s plans. He chaired an independent review into learning disability services last

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Ministers warned six times about Kids Company | Charities ‘must be tougher on fraud’ | Family foundation giving expected to rise

Third Sector, Unattributed, 30/10/15

amends public service contracts to take into account the new national living wage, charity leaders have said in a letter to George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the charity leaders’ group Acevo, has warned that the recent treatment of the voluntary sector has “begun to mutilate the face of charity” and

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Newspapers attack charities over spending, administration costs and inefficiency

Charity Finance, p7

“vital that better governance is embedded in charities as swiftly as possible”. The newspaper suggested the government withhold funds from charities that do not adopt more efficient practices. NCVO and Acevo have agreed to work more closely together to promote the positive impact of the voluntary sector and develop a response to widespread criticism in the media.

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Spending review strife

Charity Finance, p10

including chief executives body Acevo and the Directory of Social Change, have offered strong opposition, and called for the sector to lobby concertedly to ensure adequate funding for the Commission. Asheem Singh, head of policy at Acevo, warned that any attempt to charge charities for regulation would have to be accompanied by more transparency from the

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Transforming care: A joint response from the voluntary and independent provider sector

Care Industry News, Jackie Brook, 30/10/15

care and support. Quality person centred support for people can be achieved through people working together and with the right funding behind it. It can truly transform peoples’ lives”. Sir Stephen Bubb , chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations said: “There have been so many broken promises. So many reports. People with

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Unique hospital tackling learning difficulties is axed

Daily Mail, Unattributed, 31/10/15

on average more than £175,000 a year. The BBC’s Panoroma revealed physical and verbal abuse of patients by staff at Winterbourne View, Gloucestershire, in 2011. Six people were jailed. Yesterday Sir Stephen Bubb, who headed the review, told BBC Radio 4’s Today: ‘We need people with learning disabilities in homes, not hospitals.’

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Government continued to fund Kids Company despite 13 years of warnings from officials

Civil Society, Kirsty Weakley, 29/10/15

former permanent secretary to the Cabinet Office, and Chris Wormald, permanent secretary to the Department for Education will give evidence to the Public Accounts Committee on Monday. In a statement ACEVO said: “The NAO report clearly demonstrates that the current Cabinet Office leadership allowed a lapse of proper oversight and scrutiny of the Kids Company.

 

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‘Concerns were raised’ over funding handed to Kids Company

11 Local Newspapers, Press Assiciation, 29/10/15

Kids Company was much lower than we were led to believe and it was just not sustainable.” The director of policy at the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO), Asheem Singh, told Today: “It’s absolutely right that Government tries to deliver good quality services to vulnerable people by working with charities. “But it’s clear that in this case,

 

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Negative coverage has “begun to mutilate the face of charity”, says Sir Stephen Bubb

ThirdSector, Rebecca Cooney, 28/10/15

The chief executive of charity leaders’ group Acevo will use his speech at its annual general meeting this evening to call for an end to “navel-gazing and finger-pointing” Sir Stephen Bubb Sir Stephen Bubb, the chief executive of the charity leaders’ group Acevo , is set to warn that the recent treatment of the voluntary sector

 

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Charity Commission rules out immediate review of campaigning guidance CC9

Civil Society, David Ainsworth, 28/10/15

“It’s going to be a tightly fought election. So we are going to look at more evidence and test cases to look at the way the current guidance is working.” Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of Acevo, warned earlier this year that and that charities face “serious trouble” as a result. In May charity sector representatives urged Sussex not to change

 

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Is it just me…?
Care Management Matters (Web), Unattributed, 26/10/15

series of earlier initiatives that failed to deliver the change required. It is still failing to engage with providers who are ready to help with the transition. NHS England commissioned Stephen Bubb, Chief Executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, to review the stalemate. His report, Winterbourne View – time is running out, describes a need ‘to

http://bit.ly/1POxwEK

Judicial review dropped after Commission backs down over Cage funding
Civil Society (Web), David Ainsworth, 22/10/2015

future discretion. “These are important principles that underpin the ability of charities to make their own decisions within the law to work on difficult issues and respond to changing need.” Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of Acevo, said: “For the Charity Commission to have assumed as general principle that it had omnipotence over the future was quite extraordinary. It over-reached

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Outcome of Cage affair ‘should give lawmakers pause for thought’, says Ben Jackson of Bond
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 22/10/2015

really justified and proportionate, and that the proper checks and balances are in place to ensure the Charity Commission is accountable, objective and transparent in exercising its powers.” Sir Stephen Bubb, the chief executive of the charity leaders body Acevo , agreed. Bubb said: “For the Charity Commission to have assumed as general principle it had omnipotence

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Cage’s judicial review of Charity Commission funding approaches withdrawn
Charity Times (Web), Unattributed, 22/10/2015

on difficult issues and respond to changing need?” the trust said in a statement. Charity chief executives’ association Acevo hailed the outcome as a “victory for common sense”. Chief executive Sir Stephen Bubb the regulator had “over-reached itself and now needs to reflect”. “This case was critical for the protection of the rights of charities to exercise their proper judgement

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Anna Turley MP
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 22/10/2015

sector are becoming clear: they range from the imminent comprehensive spending review to the new line-up in the Labour Party and the continuing defence of the sector’s reputation. Sir Stephen Bubb, head of the chief executives body Acevo, thinks the Prime Minister’s conference speech created an opportunity for the sector to take part in public service reform, tackling

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Kids Company needed to give a concise, clear message
GVS (Web), Unattributed, 22/10/2015

to work together on common agendas and responses to the media. The Understanding Charities Group has been active in this area, and the announcement yesterday of the joint initiative of Acevo and NCVO to promote the positive impact of the voluntary sector is a welcome escalation. The problems at Kids Company are not typical of the charity sector, let’s make

http://bit.ly/1OVN33X

Why Etherington’s NCVO and Bubb’s Acevo are uniting to push ‘brand charity’
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 22/10/15
The umbrella bodies have agreed to work together to promote the sector, writes Susannah Birkwood Sir Stephen Bubb of Acevo On 14 October, the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and the chief executives body Acevo announced that they had agreed to work together

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Tory conference: Charities hardly figured, except at the fringe events, some attended by Rob Wilson
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 22/10/15
had alleged there were links between speakers lined up for the event and terrorists. At the replacement event hurriedly organised by Acevo outside the conference venue, Acevo chief executive Sir Stephen Bubb said the decision was an attack on free speech and gave the impression that the Conservatives viewed Muslim charities as “foes”. Sock puppets? The party

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Cancellation of fringe event at Tory conference ‘attempt to demonise Muslim community’, says Stephen Bubb
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 22/10/15
Sir Stephen Bubb The Conservative Party’s decision to cancel a Muslim Charities Forum-sponsored fringe event at the party’s annual conference was an attempt to “demonise” the Muslim community,

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CEO and Chair of Kids Company before Parliamentary Select Committee
Cambridge Network (Web), Unattributed, 22/10/15
necessary priority. This may be exacerbated in charities which have come to rely on a steady pipeline of taxpayer funding In its own response to the Select Committee’s inquiry, the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO) has also highlighted the strains on charity governance which it says are permeating the sector. While pointing out that there is no

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Stephen Cook: Jostling begins after Etherington review
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 22/10/15
Jeremy Hughes of the Alzheimer’s Society in our interview with him. And the news has just come out that the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and the chief executives body Acevo will jointly put their weight into this. About time, many will say. [sourcelink] http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/stephen-cook-jostling-begins-etherington-review/fundraising/article/1369277 [/sourcelink]

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Human Appeal and Hamas: the evidence
Telegraph (Web), Andrew Gilligan, 19/10/15
cancelled the meeting. So far, so not terribly surprising. But never underestimate the capacity of Islamists and their supporters to monger a handy grievance from the least promising materials. One Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the other organisation hosting the event, Acevo, stormed that the cancellation was a “direct attack on free speech” and an attempt to “demonise…the Muslim community.”

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Human Appeal and Hamas: the evidence
PoliticsHome (Web), Unattributed, 19/10/15
cancelled the meeting. So far, so not terribly surprising. But never underestimate the capacity of Islamists and their supporters to monger a handy grievance from the least promising materials. One Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the other organisation hosting the event, Acevo, stormed that the cancellation was a “ direct attack on free speech” and an attempt to “demonise…the Muslim

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Charity Employers and Staff Recognise the Need For Effective Benefits Communication in the Workplace
HR News.co.uk (Web), Abbie Williams, 16/10/15
a cost-effective way to communicate their benefits, that was not labour-intensive and would enable employees to access their benefits at a time and place to suit them; Mybenefitsatwork was born.” Sir Stephen Bubb, CEO of ACEVO, added: “When organisations take the time, money and effort to provide valuable benefits to their staff – even if it is just a pension – it’s

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Extending right-to-buy scheme ‘morally wrong’, says Baroness Hollis | NCVO and Acevo to jointly promote sector | Batmanghelidjh tells MPs she offered her flat as security
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 16/10/15
this policy is morally wrong, it distorts the charitable objectives of housing associations and it is financially illiterate.” The National Council for Voluntary Organisations and the chief executives body Acevo announced plans to work together to promote the positive impact of the voluntary sector among the public and journalists. A statement from the two umbrella organisations said a meeting

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Regulator ‘stood to one side’ as Kids Company collapsed, Acevo claims
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 16/10/15
The charity chief executives body Acevo has accused the Charity Commission of “standing to one side and watching events unfold” during the collapse of Kids Company. In a written submission to the House of

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Timing
Trading as WDR (Blog), Unattributed, 16/10/15
I’m not sure if Camila Batmanghelidjh is a paid-up member of ACEVO, the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations. They submitted written evidence to the Public Administration Select Committee investigating Kids Company, saying the organisation suffered “serious and systematic failures of governance

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Charity leaders warn of further charity collapses
Charity Today (Web), Unattributed, 15/10/15
robust governance and professional management, including that of reserves, are essential for the survival of charities and that Government should play a central role in assisting this. ACEVO Chief Executive Sir Stephen Bubb says: “We have seen one major charity collapse with catastrophic results. It’s clear that this could happen elsewhere given the weight of demand and concerns about reserves.

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Charity Commission ‘stood to one side’ as Kids Company collapsed, Acevo claims
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 15/10/15
charity chief executives body says the regulator should re-evaluate its role in cases such as this Kids Company: appearing before committee today The charity chief executives body Acevo has accused the Charity Commission of “standing to one side and watching events unfold” during the collapse of Kids Company. In a written submission to the House of

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Kids Company needed to give a concise, clear message, not ectoplasm
The Guardian.com (Web), Vicky Browning, 15/10/15
need to work together on common agendas and responses to the media. The Understanding Charities Group has been active in this area, and the announcement yesterday of the joint initiative of Acevo and NCVO to promote the positive impact of the voluntary sector is a welcome escalation. The problems at Kids Company are not typical of the charity sector, let’s make that

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Acevo and NCVO’s decision to work together is a significant step in the right direction
Civil Society (Web), David Ainsworth, 14/10/15
the case for a strong charity sector” and do more to rebut “negative stories about charities unfairly affecting the sector as a whole”. The two chief executives, Sir Stuart Etherington and Sir Stephen Bubb, will now develop a framework to “jointly develop new initiatives to promote the role of the sector in our society”. It’s very low on detail, but it’s still

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NCVO and Acevo agree to work together to promote the sector to both public and journalists
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 14/10/15
thunder”, he said. The spokesman said it had not yet been decided what new initiatives the bodies would undertake. Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of the NCVO, and Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of Acevo, are understood to be meeting on Thursday to flesh out the plan in more detail. Responding to the announcement, the Understanding Charities

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Sector bodies to work together on charities image
Voluntary News (Web), Unattributed, 14/10/15
The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO) have agreed to work together to make the case for a strong charity sector. The decision was taken at a meeting

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‘Risk of negative stories’ prompts biggest charity sector groups to come together to promote sector
PR Week UK (Web), Unattributed, 13/10/15
have announced they will work together “to promote the positive impact of the voluntary sector”, in response to what the sector sees as a tricky media and political climate. The Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations and the National Council for Voluntary Organisations – which are based in the same building in London’s King’s Cross – made the announcement

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NCVO and Acevo to work jointly to promote voluntary sector
Charity Times (Web), Unattributed, 13/10/15
Written by Matt Ritchie 13/10/2015 NCVO and Acevo have agreed to work together to promote the positive impact of the voluntary sector. Work on coordinating efforts is now underway, after the decision to work together was taken

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NCVO and Acevo plan joint framework to tackle negative press about charities
Civil Society (Web), David Ainsworth, 13/10/15
case for a strong charity sector, especially with the risk of some negative stories about charities unfairly affecting the sector as a whole. “The two chief executives, Sir Stuart Etherington and Sir Stephen Bubb, have been asked to flesh out a framework agreed at the meeting to co-ordinate several projects currently under way, and jointly develop new initiatives to promote the

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John Low
Civil Society (Web), John Low, 12/10/15
an informal working group that brings the Treasury into CAF dealings over the issue of lifetime legacies, as well as a wholescale restructuring of the organisation. Low was chair of Acevo for five years until 2009 and is an independent member of the House of Lords Appointments Commission established by Tony Blair. He has been a Charity Awards judge for

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What we learned at the Conservative Party Conference
Civil Society (Web), 09/10/2015, Kirsty Weakley
in the voluntary sector, with the rescheduled event, which took place outside of the secure zone packed with the great and the good from charities keen to demonstrate solidarity. As Sir Stephen Bubb said it sends that was trying to engage in discussions. In my view the most worrying part of the whole incident was not the cancellation in the first

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Society Diary, the party conference special: Giant mosquitos, Bob Geldof, and disappearing ministers
Civil Society (Web), 09/10/2015, Unattributed

conference. He just didn’t seem to fancy talking to people who actually work at charities. Still, Rob Wilson’s party helped him out by cancelling an event or two. Specifically, of course, Acevo and the Muslim Charities Forum organised an event to talk about more tolerance and discourse between Muslim charities and wider society, but the Tories cancelled it and refused to

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Bidding system for public sector contracts is not working, says Barnardo’s chief executive
Civil Society (Web), Kirsty Weakley, 08/10/15
much and waste charities’ time, its chief executive told the Conservative Party Conference heard this week. Javed Khan was speaking at a round-table event hosted by charity leaders infrastructure body Acevo. He said that demand is increasing and Barnardo’s was being asked “to do much more for the same money of less”. He called for the entire system to be restructured.

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Don’t look happy to meet Hamas, Tory tells Muslim UK charity bosses in Gaza
The Independent (Web), Oliver Wright, 08/10/15
links to Hamas. That is denied by both organisations. Mr Amin said yesterday he was happy to take part in the event and that “nothing untoward” was said. Sir Stephen Bubb, the head of Acevo, told the meeting that the Tories appeared to have answered the question posed by the event without it even taking place. “It

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Frown please! The advice to Muslim aid staff snapped with Hamas
The Independent, p. 19, Oliver Wright, 09/10/15
had links to Hamas. That is denied by both organisations. Mr Amin said yesterday he was happy to take part in the event and that “nothing untoward” was said. Sir Stephen Bubb, the head of Acevo, told the meeting that the Tories appeared to have answered the question posed by the event without it even taking place. “It is

As above

The Conservatives have proved themselves a ‘foe’ of Muslim charities, event hears
Civil Society (Web), Kirsty Weakley, 07/10/15
The Conservative Party has proved itself a “foe” of Muslim charities after denying them a platform to speak at its conference, Sir Stephen Bubb of Acevo said yesterday. Bubb was speaking at an event entitled Muslim Charities: Friend or Foe? which took place outside the secure zone of the conference. The event was

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Muslim charities should anticipate attacks, says Conservative Muslim Forum chair Mohammed Amin
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 07/10/15
helpful if larger charities offered their knowledge and expertise and said Acevo should establish a working group so that Muslim and non-Muslim charities could collaborate more. Chairing the panel, Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of Acevo, reiterated his view, first expressed in press statements on Sunday, that he was astonished by the cancellation of the initial event. “What message

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Conservative Party outreach director plans to run ‘speed-dating’ meetings between charities and politicians
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 07/10/15
those charities’ missions. Colin Bloom was speaking today at a round-table discussion on the importance of charities and social enterprises, which was hosted by the charity chief executives body Acevo at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester. Bloom, who is also founder of the Curry Union , a Christian-led not-for-profit group that works with rough sleepers, said he

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Tory MP demands explanation from her party for cancelled Muslim charities event
Civil Society (Web), David Ainsworth, 06/10/15
a Muslim charities event at the last minute, and has demanded an explanation – but the party itself has still offered no reason, three days after the decision was taken. Yesterday Acevo, the infrastructure body for charity leaders, The event has now been rescheduled for a venue outside the conference secure zone, and is going ahead this afternoon. Margot James, MP for

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Muslim Charities Criticise Conservative Party For Scrapping Event
BuzzFeed UK (Blog), Unattributed, 06/10/15
Appeal, which receives a large amount of funding from the UN world food programme, and a number of speakers including the Conservative Muslim peer Baroness Mobarik, journalist Peter Oborne, and Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (Acevo). However, the MCF told BuzzFeed News that the event was cancelled on Sunday, hours before

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The Conservatives were wrong to cancel Muslim charities event

Middle East Eye, Peter Oborne (Columnist for Daily Mail)

The prime minister is expected to place his government’s counter-extremism policy at the heart of his speech to Conservative Party conference on Wednesday.

There’s little question that David Cameron’s tough rhetoric will go down well among activists, and it is likely to be well received in the press.

Yet, as Mr Cameron is surely aware, there are grave concerns that government policy invidiously targets Muslims. There have been criticisms that the so-called Prevent strategy does not merely address violent extremism.It has created a new category of thought crime, compromises free speech, and many people believe that it has turned British Muslims into a “suspect community”.

I believe that some of the criticisms are at least partly legitimate – and at Tory conference this week I gained a very troubling insight into how this type of McCarthyism works.

Several months ago I accepted an invitation from the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO) to speak at an event in the conference centre this evening. The subject under discussion was to be: “Faith and British Values: the Muslim Charities Question.” I had already prepared my brief contribution when, late on Sunday afternoon, ACEVO informed that the event had been cancelled by the Conservative Party.

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Conservatives accused of ‘demonising’ Muslims after banning event over links to Islamic charities
The Independent (Web), Oliver Wright, 05/10/15
Tory conference and was going to be addressed by the Conservative Muslim peer Baroness Mobarik along with the chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (Acevo), Sir Stephen Bubb, and Othman Moqbel, the chief executive of Human Appeal. But on Sunday conference organisers informed Acevo they were banning the event without providing any explanation. While

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Anger as Tories ban charities event because of Islamic links
The Independent, p. 8, Oliver Wright, 06/10/15
Tory conference and was going to be addressed by the Conservative Muslim peer Baroness Mobarik along with the chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (Acevo), Sir Stephen Bubb, and Othman Moqbel, the chief executive of Human Appeal. But on Sunday conference organisers informed Acevo they were banning the event without providing any explanation. While the

As Independent (Web) above
The Conservatives’ latest attack of charities’ freedom of speech is the most worrying yet
Civil Society (Web), David Ainsworth, 05/10/15
charities involved – Human Appeal International and the Muslim Charities Forum – are advocates for moderation, and have been closely involved in work with the Charity Commission. Another organiser was Acevo, the charity chief executives’ infrastructure body, and we can be reasonably sure it isn’t promoting terrorism. Speakers at the event included those well-known extremists William Hague, the former leader of

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Muslim charities barred from speaking at Tory conference in ‘direct attack on free speech’
Civil Society (Web), Kirsty Weakley, 05/10/15
said: “The move is being seen as a direct attack on free speech and further evidence of the reactionary instinct to demonise rather than engage with the Muslim community.” Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of Acevo, said: “The decision by Conservative Party organisers to cancel an important debate on the role of Muslim charities in our country is astonishing.

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Tory cancellation of event sponsored by Islamic group is attempt to demonise Muslims, says Sir Stephen Bubb
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 05/10/15
Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the charity chief executives body Acevo , has said that the Conservative Party’s decision to cancel a Muslim Charities Forum-sponsored fringe event at the

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MCF and Acevo slam cancellation of Conservative conference event
Charity Times (Web), Unattributed, 05/10/15
article’s claims may be tested by legal action. Acevo and Human Appeal intend to proceed with the event in some form in Manchester during the conference. The association’s chief executive Sir Stephen Bubb said the “astonishingâ€? decision to cancel the debate is “a deeply disturbing developmentâ€? that “alienates rather than involvesâ€?. “In the fight against terrorism to ignore any engagement

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You’re not a charity if you’re funded by government, charity leader tells Tory Party Conference
Civil Society (Web), Kirsty Weakley, 06/10/15
different types of organisation that operate in the civil society space. She was speaking at an event at the Conservative fringe on the role of charities and social enterprises, organised by Acevo, the infrastructure body for charity leaders. She said that being clearer about the different legal structures that exist within the social sector, such as community interest companies, would help

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Conservative Party outreach officer plans to run ‘speed-dating’ meetings between charities and politicians
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 06/10/15
those charities’ missions. Colin Bloom was speaking today at a round-table discussion on the importance of charities and social enterprises, which was hosted by the charity chief executives body Acevo at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester. Bloom, who is also founder of the Curry Union , a Christian-led not-for-profit group that works with rough sleepers, said he

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Islamic Relief would not have been as successful if it was formed today, Labour Party Conference hears
Civil Society (Web), Alice Sharman, 01/10/15
that if his charity was being formed today, the climate towards Muslim charities would have stopped it from getting the success it has had. Speaking to a fringe event, run by Acevo alongside the Muslim Charities Forum, at the Labour Conference on Tuesday, Jehangir Malik (pictured) told delegates that: “had we been formed as late as recently, I’m not sure we

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Sector bodies call on PM to allocate funds for ‘Community Capital Fund’ in open letter
Civil Society (Web), Hugh Radojev, 01/10/15
make it easier for community groups to take over local assets and for smaller organisations to bid for government tenders. The letter, signed by representatives from ten sector bodies including NCVO, Acevo, Navca, Charity Finance Group and Locality, was written in response to David Cameron’s speech focused on three principles for delivering a “smarter state”. The signatories call upon the Prime

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Prime Minister urged to set up fund to support transfer of local authority assets to community
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 01/10/15
community ownership. The call comes in a letter to David Cameron, the Prime Minister, signed by senior staff from 10 organisations, including the National Council for Voluntary Organisations , Acevo , Locality , Navca and Social Enterprise UK . It has been sent before the government’s spending review is set out in the Autumn Statement on 25 November.

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Politician backs charities at event
The Leader Wrexham, p. 3, Unattributed, 01/10/15
heart of what it’s meant to be a charity in Britain for over a hundred years” she said. “I was delighted to speak at such a wellattended meeting of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO) and also join in a discussion with audience members and other speakers. “Charities make our local area, our country and our world

Who is to blame for inequality in the charity sector? Answers from some of the sector’s top women
Civil Society (Web), Emily Corfe, 30/09/15
The charity sector is one of the most female-friendly sectors. But women still aren’t getting the top jobs. At the Acevo women’s summit last week, Emily Corfe heard some of the reasons why. The charity sector is one of the most female-friendly sectors with many more women working in it

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Being seen as political is ‘the kiss of death for charities’, Labour Party Conference hears
Civil Society (Web), Alice Sharman, 30/09/15
achieve, delegates at the Labour Party Conference heard yesterday. The comments were made by Zoe Williams, Guardian journalist and charity trustee, who was speaking at a fringe event run by Acevo called Speaking up for Civil Society: When Should Charities Provide Political Opposition? The event looked at moves by government to reduce charities’ ability to campaign. Williams told delegates that

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Labour Party open to third sector feedback – Acevo
Charity Times (Web), Unattributed, 30/09/15
the party’s annual conference in Brighton. Commenting after an Acevo event at the conference, Speaking Up for Civil Society: When Should Charities Provide Political Opposition?, the association’s director of policy Asheem Singh said grass roots members and MPs are eager to join in the debates central to the third sector. “Labour MPs Susan Elan Jones and Wes Streeting sent a

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Social Investment Business made £1.7m surplus in 2014/15
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 29/09/15
and given out in 2014/15 was due to the three-year investment and contract-readiness fund tailing off as it came to an end. In his report included in the accounts, Sir Stephen Bubb, chair of the SIB, said its funding had “resulted in £117m of capital and revenue for the social sector”. As well as the money given out

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Good Movers: who’s going where in the voluntary sector
Third Force News (Web), Unattributed, 29/09/15
and then Director of Strategy. She is a Clore Social Leadership Fellow and is passionate about the role and development of the third sector. Kate is also a member of ACEVO’s ImpACT Coalition Steering group and a trustee of young people’s breast cancer charity Coppafeel. Cancer Research UK has appointed Catherine Brown as a trustee. Her most recent role has

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Charity Commission models possible systems for charging
Third Sector, p. 9, Unattributed, 01/10/15
sectors, which draw their funding from those they regulate – the General Pharmaceutical Council, the Financial Services Authority, Companies House and the Architects Registration Board all charge annual registration fees. Asheem Singh, director of public policy at the charity leaders group Acevo, says this might be the more straightforward option. But Karl Wilding, director of public policy at the National

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The good old days, when charities really could attack governments
Third Sector, p. 12, Unattributed, 01/10/15
definitely down with da kids. Social Saturday is slated for 10 October to big up the Buy Social campaign by Social Enterprise UK. • And what, furthermore, is happening to Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the charity leaders outfit Acevo? Invited to this year’s Third Sector Awards, he replied: “I would so love to, but I’m afraid I’m at

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Charity Commission is in ‘moral crisis’, Labour Party conference hears
Civil Society (Web), Alice Sharman, 28/09/15
The Charity Commission is in crisis, Peter Kyle, newly elected MP for Hove and Portslade and former deputy chief executive of Acevo, told delegates at this year’s Labour Party conference yesterday. Speaking at an event run by the Charities Aid Foundation called Testing Testing: Hear what MPs and the Public Really Think

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Third Sector at Large: Bubb-fest at Thimphu Tsechu in Bhutan
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 28/09/15
What is happening to Sir Stephen Bubb , chief executive of the charity leaders outfit Acevo? Invited to this year’s Third Sector Awards, he replied: “I would so love to, but I’m afraid I’m

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Talking point: Charity Commission models possible systems for charging
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 25/09/15
sectors, which draw their funding from those they regulate – the General Pharmaceutical Council, the Financial Services Authority, Companies House and the Architects Registration Board all charge annual registration fees. Asheem Singh, director of public policy at the charity leaders group Acevo, says this might be the more straightforward option.

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Society Diary: The curry preference service, monkey selfies, and the great shadow charities minister mystery
Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 25/09/15
Our weekly round-up of interesting and outlandish information, collected from the corners of the charity sector. So Acevo held a Women’s Summit the other day, which by all accounts was pretty hard-hitting and effective. The day was marred only by a couple of slight hitches in the

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Large charities bidding ‘for someone else’s work’ is wiping out the women’s sector, says Women’s Aid CEO
Civil Society (Web), Emily Corfe, 25/09/15
Large charities bidding “for someone else’s work” is wiping out the women’s sector, the chief executive of Women’s Aid, Polly Neate said yesterday. Speaking at an Acevo chief executive women’s summit yesterday, Neate said the sector needed to address the problem that local authority contracts were being awarded to larger charities offering cheaper but fewer services

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Britain’s Most Admired Charities 2015: Most Admired Chief Executive – Winner: Lesley-Anne Alexander
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 25/09/15
acknowledging what others are good at and drawing from those.” Known for her boundless energy, Alexander successfully chaired the charity leadership body Acevo for six years until last December. Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of Acevo, says of Alexander: “Lesley-Anne is both a life-affirming individual and a superb chief executive. I’ve got to know her extremely well from her

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ACEVO reaction to Etherington report – broadcast

ITN News at Ten 23/09/15
Director of Policy Asheem Singh responds to Etherington review, welcoming self-regulation accountable to parliament.

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Islamic Relief’s UK director departs after 23 years
Charity Times (Web), Unattributed, 23/09/15
20 years’ work in the service of international humanitarian causes. Malik is a board member of the Muslim Charities Forum, an umbrella organisation of UK Muslim charities, Runneymede Trust, and Acevo. “In 23 years of service at Islamic Relief I’ve experienced the best and the worst of humanity,â€? Malik said. “Seeing the brutality of war close up will test anyone’s

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Govt extremism plans would target Christian charities
Christian Institute (Web), Unattributed, 22/09/15
active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and the mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs”. A spokesman for the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations said: “We support powers to tackle extremism but we are concerned at

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Extremists to be purged from charity boards under new law
Telegraph (Web), Unattributed, 19/09/15
the Government were to apply its definition of extremism would the shadow chancellor, John McDonnell. be able to occupy the second-highest position of trusteeship in the land?” Acevo’s chief executive, Sir Stephen Bubb, has accused the Government of “zero-tolerance machismo” against Muslim charities. The Charity Commission declined to comment but its chairman, William Shawcross, has said that Islamist extremism is

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Extremists to be purged from charity boards under new law
The Sunday Telegraph, p. 19, Andrew Gilligan, 20/09/15
spokesman for the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (Acevo) said: “We support powers to tackle extremism but we are concerned at how widely these measures could be interpreted.” Sir Stephen Bubb, its chief executive, has accused the Government of “zero-tolerance machismo” against Muslim charities. The Charity Commission declined to comment but William Shawcross, its chairman, has said Islamist

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Charity Commission looks to members to fund tougher regime
FT.com (Web), Unattributed, 18/09/15
in 2014-15, up from only 15 two years earlier. This has worried some in the sector. “The emphasis has very much shifted from the pastoral role to the policing role,” said Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Associations. “We really want a commission working with organisations like ourselves to support charities before they get

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Charities to foot bill for greater scrutiny
Financial Times, p. 3, Judith Evans, 19/09/15
2014-15, up from only 15 two years earlier. This has worried some in the sector. “The emphasis has very much shifted from the pastoral role to the policing role,” said Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Associations. “We really want a commission working with organisations like ourselves to support charities before they get

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Charity employers urged to improve communication of staff benefits
Charity Times (Web), Unattributed, 14/09/15
better at communicating the benefits that they offer to their staff. In doing so, their employees are likely to be more engaged and committed to their employer.â€? Acevo chief executive Sir Stephen Bubb said when organisations take the time, money and effort to provide staff benefits it is essential that they also communicate them properly. “With so many changes taking

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Regular givers could be forced to pay for charity legal costs
Civil Society (Web), Emily Corfe, 10/09/15
Charity members and regular donors could be forced to foot the bill for court costs under the government’s proposed changes to the judical review process, Acevo has warned. Government proposals to shake up judicial review legislation – the process by which a charity or business can challenge the actions of public bodies, including ministers and

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Changes to judicial review could leave donors footing charities’ legal bills, Acevo warns
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 10/09/15
The body for charity chief executives, Acevo , has called for charities to be exempt from proposed changes to judicial review laws that it said could leave donors having to foot the bill for legal action

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Proposed judicial review changes another attempt to muzzle charities – Acevo
Charity Times (Web), Unattributed, 10/09/15
Written by Matt Ritchie 10/09/2015 Proposed reforms to judicial review could see unsuspecting charity supporters burdened with court costs, charity chief executives’ body Acevo has warned. The association said a Ministry of Justice consultation contains proposals to require charities pursuing judicial review and seeking help with legal costs to disclose the names and

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Hospices rely on volunteers while paying their bosses up to £160,000
The Times Online, p. 1, Unattributed, 11/09/15
services of a similar size and demographic.Charities must disclose the salaries of those earning more than £60,000 a year, in pay bands of £10,000.Asheem Singh, director of policy at the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, called on charities to justify paying staff high wages or risk losing the public’s trust.He said: “We would recommend that charity boards and

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Lobbying act infringed ‘legitimate democratic engagement ahead of the election’, says report
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 09/09/15
Many charities cut down on or withdrew completely from speaking out on issues in the run-up to the general election because they feared they might fall foul of the lobbying act, according to a new report . The report, published today by the Commission on Civil Society and Democratic Engagement, says the impact of the act amounted to

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Research finds charities felt gagged by lobbying act
Charity Times (Web), Unattributed, 09/09/15
Written by Matt Ritchie 09/09/2015 A commission set up to look at the impact of the lobbying act has suggested scrapping the law ahead of devolved administration elections next year. The Commission on Civil Society and Democratic Engagement’s fourth report , published today, found that a

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Lobbying Act did stop charities campaigning, concludes report
Civil Society (Web), Alice Sharman, 09/09/15
The Lobbying Act did stop charities from campaigning and caused unnecessary cost and confusion, according to a report into its effect on this year’s General Election. The Commission on Civil Society and

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Gagging effect of lobbying law felt by charities
Voluntary News (Web), Unattributed, 09/09/15
The Commission on Civil Society and Democratic Engagement has published its fourth report, on the impact of the Lobbying Act in the run up to the general election this year. Their own headlines is “freedom of speech clearly damaged”, and charities across the spectrum ranging from the Quakers

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Sky News on Charity leaders fundraising accord – broadcast
Sky interviewed Sir Stephen Bubb live during the main lunchtime bulletin during which Sir Stephen welcomed reforms but warned that less asking means less giving and also argued that charities require professional CEO’s, staff and administration to prevent situations like Kids Company

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The following local newspaper website is typical of 257 other items on sites across the country

Charity heads sign letter against pressure on donors
Oxford Times (Web), Unattributed, 06/09/15
longest-serving poppy seller Olive Cooke, who received up to 267 letters in a month and regular phone calls from charities asking her for donations. Responding to the open letter, Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO), warned that tighter restrictions on fund-raising could cost charities “tens of millions of pounds” in

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Victory over charity cold-calling sharks
Daily Mail, p. 6, Jack Doyle ; Katherine Faulkner, 07/09/15
should ever feel pressured into giving. The vulnerable should always receive the strongest protection. And we need to act quickly and decisively when any fundraising practice is found wanting.’ But Sir Stephen Bubb, the head of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, complained the new rules would mean ‘less giving and less support for what the British public

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Charities say sorry over tactics
Yorkshire Post, p. 4, Steve Teale, 07/09/15
Britain’s longest-serving poppy seller Olive Cooke, who received up to 267 letters in a month and regular phone calls from charities asking her for donations. Responding to the open letter, Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO), warned that tighter restrictions on fund-raising could cost charities “tens of millions of pounds” in

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Charities group ‘sorry’ over fundraising tactics
Western Mail, p. 8, David Mercer, 07/09/15
following the suicide of Olive Cooke, 92, Britain’s longestserving poppy-seller, who received up to 267 letters in one month and regular phone calls from charities asking her for donations. However, Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO), responded to the open letter by warning that tighter restrictions on fundraising could cost charities

Daily Mail investigation leads to charities’ clampdown on sale of personal details
Mail Online UK (Web), Jack Doyle, 07/09/15
should ever feel pressured into giving. The vulnerable should always receive the strongest protection. And we need to act quickly and decisively when any fundraising practice is found wanting.’ But Sir Stephen Bubb, the head of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, complained the new rules would mean ‘less giving and less support for what the British public

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Charities back clampdown on aggressive fundraising
ITV.com (Web), Unattributed, 06/09/15
fundraising is done to high standards but I was very surprised and shocked at some of the examples of individual charities and agencies we have seen.” Responding to the letter, Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, warned that tighter restrictions on fundraising could cost charities “tens of millions of pounds” in donations. He

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Britain’s biggest charities admit fund-raising ‘failed to live up’ to high standards
Telegraph (Web), Unattributed, 06/09/15
poppy seller Olive Cooke , who received up to 267 letters in a month and regular phone calls from charities asking her for donations . Responding to the open letter, Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO), warned that tighter restrictions on fund-raising could cost charities “tens of millions of pounds” in

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Charities to ban bullying of donors
The Sunday Times, p. 1, Tim Shipman ; Nicholas Hellen, 06/09/15
charities — and should replace the existing regulator, the Fundraising Standards Board. This can name and shame those who breach the rules but has no power to fine them. Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of ACEVO, the trade association for charity chief executives, warned that tighter restrictions on fundraising would cost charities “tens of millions of pounds” in donations.

http://thetim.es/1Nd8YCV (Behind a paywall)

Charities to ban bullying of donors
The Sunday Times Online, p. 1, Unattributed, 06/09/15
all charities – and should replace the existing regulator, the Fundraising Standards Board. This can name and shame those who breach the rules but has no power to fine them. Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of ACEVO, the trade association for charity chief executives, warned that tighter restrictions on fundraising would cost charities “tens of millions of pounds” in donations.”Less

Charity bosses forced into ban on bullying donors
The Sunday Times (Scotland)*, p. 2, Nicholas Hellen, 06/09/15
watchdog should be set up to police the code “with the power to proactively investigate, audit and impose strong penalties on any charity that breaks the rules on fundraising”. Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of ACEVO, the trade association for charity chief executives, warned that tighter restrictions on fundraising would cost charities “tens of millions of pounds” in donations.

Below-standard charities announce new rules on bullying
The Times Online, p. 1, Unattributed, 06/09/15
immigration services commissioner, as the first independent chairwoman of its standards committee. She will be joined by three other lay members, fundraisers and the charity sector in laying out standards. Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of Acevo, the trade association for charity chief executives, said that tighter restrictions on fundraising could cost charities “tens of millions of pounds” in donations.

http://thetim.es/1UwzexU (Behind a paywall)

A charity world as colourful as Camila Batmanghelidjh’s party dress
Civil Society (Web), Ian Allsop, 03/09/15
look bad. It will take time to fully understand where the fault lies, but one thing that is clear is that Camila Batmanghjelidh – who as such a self-effacing commentator as Sir Stephen Bubb observed in a wise blog post last month – had an approach which relied heavily on her force of character and charisma. So in some ways, as

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Devolution? Or just doing Osborne’s bidding?
Open Democracy (Web), Laird Ryan, 03/09/15
resistance and resignation. Greater Manchester Now that a comprehensive devolution package is all but assured, there’s been less media focus on its community-based benefits than private sector growth. Even Sir Stephen Bubb , CEO of the charities’ umbrella group ACEVO, whose views are seen by many as closer to the government than the sector he represents, says that the arrangements don’t allow
Keyword: Sir Stephen Bubb

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Patrick Nash
Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 02/09/15
Nash is a well-respected speaker and lecturer in the areas of organisational strategy, efficient service delivery and employee health and wellbeing. He has spoken for a number of organisations including ACEVO, European Network for Workplace Health Promotion, International Labour Organisation, International Tibet Support Network, and Friedrich Naumann Stiftung (Germany). As well as running Connect Assist, Nash is a consultant to the

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Kidding about
Charity Finance, p. 66, Ian Allsop, 01/09/15
bad. It will take time to fully understand where the fault lies, but one thing that is clear is that Camila Batmanghjelidh – who as such a selfeffacing commentator as Sir Stephen Bubb observed in a wise blog post last month – had an approach which relied heavily on her force of character and charisma. So in some ways, as

Pay wars
Charity Finance, p. 26, Emily Corfe, 01/09/15
doing that. “It’s not ok to run big, complex organisations badly – so how do we ensure that we get the right people to run them?” Acevo director of policy, Asheem Singh, says the people who expect charity chief executives to work for substantially lower-than-average salaries “would be the same people reacting with horror if charities were to fail”. Lower

Society Diary: Ed Sheeran to work in a charity shop, talking animals, and the rambling Bubb
Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 28/08/15
A whole board of people scrutinising your work, thinking “Oooh, I wouldn’t have done it like that”. Fortunately, Acevo has the man for the job. The one and only, wholly inimitable, Sir Stephen Bubb. A man so perspicacious, efficacious and loquacious that even the mighty chief executives of the charity sector are held in sway by his word. But will Bubb stay?

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Acevo?s membership increases for the first time in six years
Civil Society (Web), Alice Sharman, 27/08/15
Acevo a grant worth £207,500, and the year before it was £311,250. Acevo saw an increase of £176,521 in sponsorship income. One employee, likely to be the charity’s chief executive Sir Stephen Bubb, earned between £100,000 and £110,000 throughout the year. With the average number of full-time equivalent employees remaining consistent at 20.4 (21.6 in 2014). Acevo has referred to the

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We must not return
Third Sector, p. 16, Unattributed, 01/09/15
We must not return to a Victorian-style philanthropy where we do not have the temerity to complain about the causes of poverty Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive, Acevo

Mentoring: how you can benefit from the voice of experience
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 27/08/15
The CharityComms mentoring programme is open to organisational members of the network. Other mentoring schemes include those for charity leaders, such as the ones run by chief executives group Acevo and by the Kilfinan Group. Usually the mentor will meet the mentee face to face several times a year, perhaps with phone or email contact between meetings.

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Benefiting from the voice of experience
Third Sector, p. 62, Unattributed, 01/09/15
businesses. The CharityComms mentoring programme is open to organisational members of the network. Other mentoring schemes include those for charity leaders, such as the ones run by chief executives group Acevo and by the Kilfinan Group. Usually the mentor will meet the mentee face to face several times a year, perhaps with phone or email contact between meetings. Pearson believes

Kids Company Collapse: Regulator and Trustees Have Biggest Questions to Answer
Huffington Post UK (Web), Fiona Hotston Moore, 26/08/15
the less it seems anyone was treating its activities as a business, which every charity needs to be these days. Why, for example, was it allowed to operate with what Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of an umbrella organisation for charity leaders , described as ‘perilously low’ reserves without apparently ringing alarm bells? There were plenty of warnings. But the

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Bubb calls for regulator to rebalance enforcement and support roles
Charity Times (Web), Unattributed, 26/08/15
Written by Matt Ritchie 26/08/2015 Acevo chief executive Sir Stephen Bubb has called on the Charity Commission to place greater emphasis on its role in supporting charities in the wake of the closure of Kids Company. In an

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Acevo halts fall in membership and offsets loss of government grant from other activities
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 26/08/15
Membership at the end of March was up by 4 per cent on the previous year, and growing income from Acevo Solutions has helped to make up for the loss of money from the Office for Civil Society The charity chief executives body Acevo has halted a six-year fall

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‘Being part of a movement is something I like’
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 27/08/15
understand.” Some in the sector have been disappointed by the response to such attacks by the leadership of infrastructure organisations such as the NCVO and the chief executives body Acevo. Blake says he’s reluctant to judge people on the statements they make to the media, but adds: “I believe that they will have done things that have the sector’s

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Benefiting from the voice of experience
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 27/08/15
The CharityComms mentoring programme is open to organisational members of the network. Other mentoring schemes include those for charity leaders, such as the ones run by chief executives group Acevo and by the Kilfinan Group. Usually the mentor will meet the mentee face to face several times a year, perhaps with phone or email contact between meetings.

http://bit.ly/1KPBVjP

Charity Commission amends guidance on telephone fundraising
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 25/08/15
negotiations with the ICO to produce separate telephone fundraising guidance for charities. The IoF is working with the National Council for Voluntary Organisations , the charity chief executives body Acevo and the Charity Finance Group to produce new guidance for trustees and chief executives on managing and governing charity fundraising, which is intended to complement CC20 . The bodies

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ACEVO boss says Charities Commission needs to reflect on its role in the collapse of Kids Company
BBC R4 Today programme 21/08/15
Responding to the Charities Commission announcement that it is to hold a statutory inquiry into Kids Company, Sir Stephen Bubb said that the charity needs to reflect on the lessons to be learned by the Commission itself, particularly in respect of its pastoral rather than policing responsibilties

Kids Company highlights charities’ new dilemmas
FT.com (Web), Unattributed, 21/08/15
government to help with the growing caseload. “I wanted [ministers] to take responsibility for child mental health cases we shouldn’t have been dealing with,” she said this month. According to Sir Stephen Bubb, head of Acevo, the organisation for voluntary sector chiefs, although charity incomes have been restricted, there has never been more demand for their services. Local councils have

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Charities fear going to the wall as they fill need for services abandoned by the state
Financial Times, p. 2, Helen Warrell, 22/08/15
government to help with the growing case load. “I wanted [ministers] to take responsibility for child mental health cases we shouldn’t have been dealing with,” she said this month. Sir Stephen Bubb, head of Acevo, the organisation for voluntary sector chiefs, says that although charity incomes have been restricted, there has never been more demand for their services. Local

Which organisations had the most access to civil society ministers?
Civil Society (Web), David Ainsworth, 21/08/15
regulation is not a longstanding one. Nor do Cabinet Office ministers appear to have met with several other of the sector’s main representatives. There are only three meetings recorded for Acevo, and none for the Charity Finance Group or the Charity Tax Group – although many of their meetings are with HM Treasury, HM Revenue & Customs and DWP. The

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How to answer common charity sector interview questions
The Guardian.com (Web), Unattributed, 21/08/15
to influence and involve and what aspects of the change were structural or cultural. Finally, explain what changed to demonstrate the efficacy of the process. Jenny Berry, director of leadership development, Acevo, and Philippa Fabry, director, not-for-profit practice, Peridot Partners 6. Tell us about a time when you were involved in the decision-making process that, without your intervention, a project might have

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Sir Stephen on Kids Company and the LSE
ITV News London; 18.10, 13/08/15
Sir Stephen on the LSE’s diagnostic report of Kids Company commissioned by Kids Company. Sir Stephen observes that the “unfortunate” use made by Kids Company of the report was not wholly consistent with the intentions of report which offered no critical commentary on the way Kids Company was run.

Kids Company paid LSE £40,000 for positive report
The Times Online, p. 1, Unattributed, 13/08/15
funding, it said that “the interface with the statutory sector is a constant challenge”. It added: “An increase in bureaucracy and excessive management can jeopardise the effectiveness of Kids Company.” Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of Acevo, which represents charity chiefs, said: “In the light of events it is most unfortunate that this LSE report may have encouraged a tendency

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Kids Company paid LSE £40,000 for glowing report
The Times, p. 13, Jill Sherman ; Billy Kenber, 13/08/15
it said that “the interface with the statutory sector is a constant challenge”. It added: “An increase in bureaucracy and excessive management can jeopardise the effectiveness of Kids Company.” Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of Acevo, which represents charity chiefs, said: “In the light of events it is most unfortunate that this LSE report may have encouraged a tendency

`Problems at Kids Company were inevitable?, says Bubb
Civil Society (Web), Kirsty Weakley, 11/08/15
due. Its founder, Camila Batmanghelidjh, has since blamed for the charity’s demise, saying that “unfounded” allegations of sexual abuse caused philanthropists to withdraw offers of funding. Writing on his blog, Sir Stephen Bubb, said that politicians and the sector need to learn a lesson about running a charity with low overheads and few administrative functions and make sure that charities

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Charity trustees
The Times, p. 26, Unattributed, 12/08/15
sector. Instead of berating charities for using money to become more professional, we should celebrate them for it — and for the lives they continue to enrich as a result. sir stephen bubb Chief executive, Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations

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Charity trustees
The Times (Ireland), p. 20, Unattributed, 12/08/15
sector. Instead of berating charities for using money to become more professional, we should celebrate them for it — and for the lives they continue to enrich as a result. sir stephen bubb Chief executive, Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations
Keyword: Sir Stephen Bubb

Charity governance
The Times Online, p. 1, Unattributed, 11/08/15
charities for using money to become more professional, we should celebrate them for it – and for the lives they continue to enrich as a result. Sir Stephen BubbChief executive, Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations

Charities cannot rely on the occasional good will of philanthropists

Telegraph (Web), Sir Stephen Bubb, 10/08/15

high quality leadership in the charity sector if it is to prevent future catastrophes.   Chief Executive of the UK charity leaders representative body Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations

http://bit.ly/1MhvmdU

Reintroduce strategic grants for the development of good governance

BBC1 Breakfast News 08.20, 08 August 2015

Sir Stephen Bubb in response to closure of Kids Company. He argued that charismatic leadership needs robust governance and solid administration behind it. Not every penny in the pound raised can be spent on the front line, some needs to be spent on the back office to prevent the catastrophic collapse of the front line. Sir Stephen also argued for the reintroduction of strategic government funding for leadership and governance development. The Government used to issue strategic grants for that purpose and those grants need now to be reinstated.

Good governance warning after charities collapse

The MJ (Web), Unattributed, 07/08/15
executive Caroline Selkirk said: ‘In the face of significant changes and prevailing economic conditions, it has sadly not been possible to sustain the organisation.’ A spokesman for the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations said: ‘You have to have good governance and solid administration to support charismatic leadership. ‘The one without the other is a

http://bit.ly/1WeNAkM

Lobbying act suggests Tory antipathy towards charities, says Navca
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 06/08/15
government is trying to improve it – and Lord Hodgson is a good person to try to do this – it would be better just scrapping it entirely.” Asheem Singh, director of public policy at the charity leaders’ body Acevo, said his organisation was work working with the Harries Commission on Civil Society and Democratic Engagement, which is

http://bit.ly/1IuUxVE

Don’t blame Camila Batmanghelidjh – donors wanted too much for too little
Spear’s (Web), Unattributed, 06/08/15
increase in the number of people accessing their services over the last year, and demand is expected to rise further, according to research by the Charities Aid Foundation and the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations. At the same time, charities are struggling to generate the income they need. NCVO analysis shows that on current projections, this sector will

http://bit.ly/1TaejdY

Lobbying act suggests Tory antipathy towards charities, says Navca
ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 06/08/15
government is trying to improve it – and Lord Hodgson is a good person to try to do this – it would be better just scrapping it entirely.” Asheem Singh, director of public policy at the charity leaders’ body Acevo, said his organisation was work working with the Harries Commission on Civil Society and Democratic Engagement, which is

http://bit.ly/1IuUxVE

Coverage of ACEVO’s response to the closure of Kids Company. The first link is a regional/local newspaper article which is largely representative of 210 similar articles across the country

http://bit.ly/1IqrFA9

BBC Radio4, Today, 05/08/2015 – coverage starts at 2’35”
Program Synopsis: John Humphrys and James Naughtie present news headlines and sport. 6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News. 7.48 Thought for the Day, with Akhandadhi Das

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06418l3

Sky News, Sky News Tonight, 05/08/2015
Program Synopsis: A round-up of the day’s major stories

BBC 2, Victoria Derbyshire, 05/08/2015
Program Synopsis: Daily news and current-affairs programme in which the award-winning broadcaster presents breaking stories, exclusive interviews and audience interaction via social media

(BBC 2 Scotland, Victoria Derbyshire, 05/08/2015
Program Synopsis: Daily news and current-affairs programme in which the award-winning broadcaster presents breaking stories, exclusive interviews and audience interaction via social media

BBC 2 Wales, Victoria Derbyshire, 05/08/2015
BBC 2 Wales, Unattributed, 05/08/15
Program Synopsis: Daily news and current-affairs programme in which the award-winning broadcaster presents breaking stories, exclusive interviews and audience interaction via social media

BBC Radio2, Paddy O’Connell, 05/08/2015
BBC Radio2, Unattributed, 05/08/15
Program Synopsis: Sitting in for Jeremy Vine, featuring chat with people in the news

BBC 5Live
BBC Radio Five Live morning news and current affairs programme

BBC Radio Oxford, Kat Orman, 05/08/2015
BBC Radio Oxford, Unattributed, 05/08/15
Program Synopsis: Join Kat Orman for stories from Oxfordshire plus news and weather for the region

BBC Radio Manchester, Sam Walker, 05/08/2015
BBC Radio Manchester, Unattributed, 05/08/15
Program Synopsis: A selection of original stories from across the UK, along with news, sport and exclusive interviews

Letter to The Times
The Times, p. 24, Unattributed, 04/08/15
with the leaders of communities often does. Our country’s Muslim charities are well-placed to play that important role. We should support them. So should the government and the Charity Commission. sir stephen bubb Chief executive, Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations Sir, William Shawcross makes no mention of the huge sums of money given to charities by governments. He

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/letters/article4516140.ece

Finance directors must have more responsibility for finding new sources of funding
Civil Society (Web), Paul Palmer, 03/08/15
Professor Many of the challenges charity leaders face today are highlighted in the report , published by Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) and Acevo in March. The report stated that one in five smaller charities is struggling to survive. It also highlighted that generating income and achieving financial sustainability is the most pressing

http://bit.ly/1IVrvnx

If self-regulation cannot work the Commission could regulate fundraising, says Shawcross
Civil Society (Web), Hugh Radojev, 03/08/15
whether they are Muslim, Hindu, Christian, Jewish, Buddhist or whatever… “Muslims are not victims they are a very important part of the world and the victim culture is completely misplaced”. Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of Acevo, said: “The government should be looking at how to strengthen Muslim charities to provide the moderate and anti-extremist leadership that is needed, particularly

http://bit.ly/1M2bStM

Sir Stephen responds to William Shawcross on regulation

This weekend (01 Aug 2015 and 02 Aug 2015), Sir Stephen Bubb outlined ACEVO’s response to the observations made in the Times on Saturday by Charity Commissioner William Shawcross on charity legislation on and regulation of fundraising and the Olive Cooke case. Sir Stephen was on Channel 4 News at 18.40 on Saturday and BBC Breakfast at 07.40 on Sunday. As Breakfast is a rolling news service there is no link for the clip but appended is that for Channel 4.

http://www.channel4.com/news/charities-could-face-sanctions-for-aggressive-fundraising

Charities issue care warning to devolution plans

i (The paper for today), p. 9, Nigel Morris, 30/07/15

oversight” after a memorandum of understanding setting out the plans said that the “role of the third and private sector in the arrangements… remains to be determined”. Its chief executive, Sir Stephen Bubb, told i: “I welcome devolution with open arms as a magnificent opportunity to reform and restore services, but it appears the rhetoric doesn’t match the reality.”   He

http://ind.pn/1JxN2BD

Manchester NHS devolution plans fatally flawed as voluntary organisations not involved, say charity leaders

The Independent (Web), Nigel Morris, 29/07/15

a memorandum of understanding setting out the plans said that the “role of the third and private sector in the arrangements . . remains to be determined”.   Its chief executive, Sir Stephen Bubb, told the Independent : “There’s a huge amount of hype and rhetoric surrounding the Greater Manchester and public service reform agendas. I welcome devolution with open arms

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/manchester-nhs-devolution-plans-fatally-flawed-as-voluntary-organisations-not-involved-say-charity-leaders-10425053.html

manchester voluntary sector

The Independent, p. 19, Unattributed, 30/07/15

been forgotten in the plans. Under the policy, 10 councils will come together under an elected mayor to take over the region’s £6bn health and social care budget.   But the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations protested that the detailed planning barely recognised the role of charities in providing meals on wheels and befriending services for older people, help

http://ind.pn/1JxN2BD

Who spoke up for charities in the media onslaught?

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 23/07/15

take a more comprehensive view of the issues affecting charities. But a suitable candidate has not been found and the NCVO is reviewing the post.      Media attacks     Asheem Singh, director of public policy at the charity

http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/spoke-charities-media-onslaught/communications/article/1356800

`No progress? on community improvements for people with learning disabilities, says head of NHS review

The Chartered Society Of Physiotherapy (Web), Robert Millett, 22/07/15

Community teams need better infrastructure to allow people with learning disabilities to move out of inpatient settings. Photo: Mencap    This is according to Sir Stephen Bubb who headed the 2014 review, published by NHS England’s Transforming Care and Commissioning Steering Group.    Mr Bubb, chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of

http://ind.pn/1JxN2BD

House of Lords seeks to protect charitable property from right-to-buy scheme

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 21/07/15

it is to help house the elderly or rural workers or to rent to low income families or other particular categories of beneficiary.”     Responding to the Lords charities bill amendment, Sir Stephen Bubb chief executive of the charity leaders’ body Acevo , said “This is excellent news. It is essential that charitable assets are protected from nationalisation by governments. Many housing

http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/house-lords-seeks-protect-charitable-property-right-to-buy-scheme/policy-and-politics/article/1356896

Islamic charities in UK fear they are being unfairly targeted over extremism

The Guardian, p. 38, Alex Delmar-Morgan, 22/07/15

notified it of the funding cut. “The charity did the right thing in informing us and filing a serious incident with its regulator proactively and promptly,” a spokeswoman said.   Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of Acevo, which represents charity chief executives in the UK, says: “You can’t have an effective counter-terrorism strategy that doesn’t look at drawing in communities

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/jul/22/muslim-charities-uk-targeted-extremism-fears

LAW SHOULD PROTECT VULNERABLE PEOPLE

The Pharmaceutical Journal, p. 62, David Branford, 18/07/15

can be misused. Ultimately, these issues have highlighted a need to strengthen the mechanisms that provide review and oversight of pharmaceutical care in these patients. In 2014, NHS England asked Sir Stephen Bubb, head of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, to lead a review of how a new national framework of support might be delivered locally to

http://www.pharmaceutical-journal.com/your-rps/people-with-learning-disabilities-need-a-bill-of-rights-to-protect-them-from-medicines-misuse/20068850.article

Tabloid attacks on fundraising are an attempt to hamper campaigning, says Bubb

Civil Society (Web), Emily Corfe, 17/07/15

Media attacks on charity fundraising are an attempt to make charities less able to campaign, the chief executive of Acevo has said.  In a post on his personal blog, Sir Stephen Bubb said “over the top” comments about a crisis in fundraising were “wide off the mark”, and that charities should think about beneficiaries rather than the attitudes of

http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/fundraising/news/content/20065/tabloid_attacks_on_fundraising_are_an_attempt_to_hamper_campaigning_says_bubb

The Reading Room

Access Magazine (Web), Unattributed, 17/07/15

and how a Segway was reborn as an ‘armless’ wheelchair…   – This week saw the publication of ‘ Winterbourne View – Time is Running Out ‘ – a report by Sir Stephen Bubb on the progress being made in closing assessment and treatment units for people with learning disabilities and transferring their residents into community care.   BBC Ouch has a

http://www.accessmagazine.co.uk/the-reading-room-35/

Society Diary: Looks like Americans love to f****** swear; mind you, so does Prince Philip

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 17/07/15

asked a professional fundraiser “do you have any friends left?” before asking service users “Who do you sponge off?”  Not bad for an afternoon’s work.  Peter Kyle, former deputy chief executive of Acevo, has wasted no time on advocating populist measures to drum up support since he got into Parliament as the Labour MP for Hove and Portslade.  Society Diary is voting for

http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/fundraising/blogs/content/20070/society_diary_looks_like_americans_love_to_f_swear_mind_you_so_does_prince_philip

Close the units down?

Indigo Jo (Blog), Unattributed, 18/07/15

featured an interview with Phill Wills, whose son Josh has been in a residential unit in Birmingham since 2012, 260 miles from his family who live in Cornwall, and with Sir Stephen Bubb, who this week published a report which showed that thousands of people were still languishing in ATUs despite ministers’ pledging four years

http://www.blogistan.co.uk/blog/mt.php/2015/07/18/close-the-units-down

Paul Farmer

Civil Society (Web), Paul Farmer, 16/07/15

executive of Mind since May 2006. He has been passionate about mental health since his days at university.   In January 2015 he will serve for three years as chair of Acevo.   In November 2012, he received an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of East London in recognition for achievements in promoting the understanding and support of mental health.  In

http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/whos_who/user/Paul%20Farmer

Sector welcomes new legislation against ‘aggressive fundraisers’

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 13/07/15

do everything we can to cooperate and feed in from our telemarketing experience, supplying any evidence that is required on trends or any information they want from us.”     Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of Acevo, said: “Those who care about charities want to see more fundraising, not less. But we cannot condone behaviour that harms vulnerable people and

http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/sector-welcomes-new-legislation-against-aggressive-fundraisers/fundraising/article/1355746

‘Ban restraint belts for the disabled’

The Sunday Times, p. 11, Marie Woolf, 12/07/15

BELTS used to restrain the legs and arms of people with learning disabilities should be banned along with seclusion rooms, an official report due out this week will recommend.   Sir Stephen Bubb will say that the use of “mechanical restraint or seclusion” for those with learning problems and autism has “no place in the 21st century”.   Bubb, who was

http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/article1580269.ece

New rules for fundraising

Charity Finance, p. 8, Unattributed, 01/07/15

in the sector stepped into the debate. William Shawcross, chair of the Charity Commission, said that the Olive Cooke affair was a “crisis” for the sector, and was rebuked by Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of Acevo, for undermining charities. A few days later Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of NCVO, said that the responsibility for setting the Code should

Charity leaders disappointed by lack of Budget measures on irrecoverable VAT and Gift Aid

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 08/07/15

will be important for government to work in collaboration with charities to use their expertise and make sure charities are not simply left to fill the austerity gap.”     Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the charity leaders group Acevo , said devolution was “an opportunity for the sector”, but reiterated his comment in a pre-Budget letter to Osborne

http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/charity-leaders-disappointed-lack-budget-measures-irrecoverable-vat-gift-aid/policy-and-politics/article/1355299

Budget a mixture of peril and promise – Bubb

Charity Times (Web), Unattributed, 08/07/15

Written by Matt Ritchie  08/07/2015    ACEVO chief executive Sir Stephen Bubb has welcomed some Budget measures while warning of the impact of the “perilousâ€? fiscal outlook and benefit restrictions could have on the most vulnerable.   Chancellor George Osborne

http://www.charitytimes.com/ct/budget-a-mixture-of-peril-and-promise-bubb.php

George Osborne should raise public awareness of Gift Aid and extend rate relief in Budget, sector leaders say

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 06/07/15

more favourable VAT regime.     On Wednesday, Osborne will present the first budget statement read to a majority Conservative government since 1996, and he has already received a representation from Sir Stephen Bubb , chief executive of the charity leaders group Acevo .     On Friday, a separate letter was sent to the chancellor signed by Debra Allcock Tyler, chief

http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/george-osborne-raise-public-awareness-gift-aid-extend-rate-relief-budget-sector-leaders-say/policy-and-politics/article/1354721

How the tragic death of a fundraiser could lead to lasting reform

Fundraising (Civil Society), p. 6, Unattributed, 01/07/15

the sector stepped into the debate. William Shawcross, chief executive of the Charity Commission, said that the Olive Cooke affair was a crisis for the sector, and was rebuked by Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of Acevo,for undermining the sector. Then Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of NCVO, said that the responsibility for setting the Code should be taken away

Sir Stephen Bubb says Budget must give charities a role in tackling extremism and creating full employment

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 03/07/15

The head of the charity chief executives organisation Acevo also says in a letter to Chancellor George Osborne that the Local Sustainability Fund should be doubled to £40m                                 Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the charity leaders group Acevo , has urged George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, to use next week’s summer Budget to give charities

http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/sir-stephen-bubb-says-budget-give-charities-role-tackling-extremism-creating-full-employment/finance/article/1354591

ACEVO writes to Osborne with Summer Budget priorities

Charity Times (Web), Unattributed, 03/07/15

employment, tackling extremism, and bringing the economy to surplus as key areas the voluntary sector can assist with ahead of the Summer Budget next week.   Chief executive of the association Sir Stephen Bubb has written to Chancellor George Osborne setting out his view of how the sector can contribute to achieving the government’s aims.   Enabling the voluntary sector to assume

http://www.charitytimes.com/ct/ACEVOs_Bubb_Osborne_should_support_charity_sector.php

Why you should expose your brand to scrutiny

Marketing Week, p. 12, Unattributed, 02/07/15

the Viva, which again pokes fun at the stale image of the old model with the strapline ‘Just like the old Viva but completely different’. > The limits to openness Sir Stephen Bubb, CEO of charity leaders’ network Acevo, believes there should be limits to transparency, though, particularly with the thorny issue of salaries in the third sector. “Transparency is

https://stevekaplanmarketing.wordpress.com/2015/07/01/nowhere-to-hide-why-transparency-is-a-business-necessity/

Third Sector at Large: For once, these fat cats deserve charity support and sympathy

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 02/07/15

unusual lyricism might be explained by the fact that the release was written hours after the convivial NCVO annual dinner. Note the reference to the spiky relationship between Etherington and Sir Stephen Bubb of Acevo.     Another drink-related story at the NCVO conference came from Emily Robinson, deputy chief executive of Alcohol Concern, who said that in 2013 David Cameron

http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/third-sector-large-once-fat-cats-deserve-charity-support-sympathy/communications/article/1352777?HAYILC=TOPIC

For once, these fat cats deserve charity support and sympathy

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 02/07/15

unusual lyricism might be explained by the fact that the release was written hours after the convivial NCVO annual dinner. Note the reference to the spiky relationship between Etherington and Sir Stephen Bubb of Acevo.     Another drink-related story at the NCVO conference came from Emily Robinson, deputy chief executive of Alcohol Concern, who said that in 2013 David Cameron

The Big Hire: Allison Ogden-Newton of Keep Britain Tidy

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 01/07/15

the environment, give people the tools to improve the areas in which they live and leave the planet in a better condition than they received it,” she says.     Sir Stephen Bubb, head of the charity leaders group Acevo, describes Ogden-Newton as a “sector star”. He worked with her for four years when she was the organisation’s vice-chair and

http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/big-hire-allison-ogden-newton-keep-britain-tidy/careers/article/1352548

Nowhere to hide: why transparency is a business necessity

Marketing Week (Web), Lucy Tesseras, 01/07/15

again pokes fun at the stale image of the old model with the strapline ‘Just like the old Viva but completely different’.    The limits to openness   Sir Stephen Bubb, CEO of charity leaders’ network Acevo, believes there should be limits to transparency, though, particularly with the thorny issue of salaries in the third sector.    “Transparency

Cabinet Office launches #20m Local Sustainability Fund after lengthy delay

Civil Society (Web), Hugh Radojev, 26/06/15

different elements that they will have to bring together to develop a successful bid,” he said. “The Cabinet Office should extend the deadline to at least eight or 12 weeks.”  Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of Acevo, said: “The £20m will be welcomed by the sector despite the smaller-than-expected size of the fund. We hope there is more to come.”

http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/delayed-sustainability-fund-launched-cabinet-office-half-expected-amount/policy-and-politics/article/1353427

Delayed sustainability fund launched by the Cabinet Office with half the expected amount

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 26/06/15

it is less money than originally promised. Rob Wilson deserves praise for being able to get this through the Treasury so charities in need can get some help.”     Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the charity leaders body Acevo , said in a statement: “We are glad to see the Local Sustainability Fund re-emerging after its absence from

http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/delayed-sustainability-fund-launched-cabinet-office-half-expected-amount/policy-and-politics/article/1353427

Cabinet Office launches #20m Local Sustainability Fund after long delay

Civil Society (Web), Hugh Radojev, 26/06/15

different elements that they will have to bring together to develop a successful bid,” he said. “The Cabinet Office should extend the deadline to at least eight or 12 weeks.”  Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of Acevo, said: “The £20m will be welcomed by the sector despite the smaller-than-expected size of the fund. We hope there is more to come.”

Fee to fund the Charity Commission widely opposed, say Stephen Bubb and the umbrella bodies

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 25/06/15

funding on a more secure footing”.     Last year, Shawcross said that the regulator might seek a fee from charities with incomes of more than £100,000 a year.     But Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the charity leaders group Acevo , said in a statement that the introduction of a fee would be opposed. “The commission has pushed for

http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/fee-fund-charity-commission-widely-opposed-say-stephen-bubb-umbrella-bodies/governance/article/1353334

Hot Seat: The peer in charge of the charities bill

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 25/06/15

in the charitable sector,” he says. “Charities do important work in communities and I want to make sure that their hard work is recognised and appreciated by society.”     Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the charity leaders group Acevo, met Bridges to discuss the bill in early June, but says the conversation also covered other topics, including social

http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/george-bridges-peer-charge-charities-bill/policy-and-politics/article/1352766

Public supports charging charities for regulation, Commission research finds

Civil Society (Web), David Ainsworth, 25/06/15

the Charity Commission is independent of government and is seen to be independent of government. It couldn’t just be a matter of charities subsidising the Commission under the current setup.”  Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of Acevo, said: “This report shows that the Charity Commission is doing some things well, but is still behind the curve on issues of importance.  “The

http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/governance/news/content/19910/public_supports_charging_charities_for_regulation_commission_research_finds

Public and sector split over Charity Commission funding model

Charity Times (Web), Unattributed, 25/06/15

funding on a more secure footing and I want to continue the discussions I have begun with senior charity people to understand their perspectives on this question.â€?   ACEVO chief executive Sir Stephen Bubb said that there was “clearly no mandateâ€? for charities to be charged for the commission’s work.   “Its own research tells us that 68 per cent of charities

http://www.charitytimes.com/ct/public-and-sector-split-over-charity-commission-funding.php

George Bridges: The peer in charge of the charities bill

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 25/06/15

in the charitable sector,” he says. “Charities do important work in communities and I want to make sure that their hard work is recognised and appreciated by society.”     Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the charity leaders group Acevo, met Bridges to discuss the bill in early June, but says the conversation also covered other topics, including social

http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/george-bridges-peer-charge-charities-bill/policy-and-politics/article/1352766

The peer in charge of the charities bill

Third Sector, p. 11, Unattributed, 01/07/15

and confidence in the charitable sector,” he says. “Charities do important work in communities and I want to make sure that their hard work is recognised and appreciated by society? Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the charity leaders group Acevo, met Bridges to discuss the bill in early June, but says the conversation also covered other topics, including social

Delayed sustainability fund launched with half the expected amount

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 25/06/15

it is less money than originally promised. Rob Wilson deserves praise for being able to get this through the Treasury so charities in need can get some help.”     Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the charity leaders’ body Acevo , said in a statement: “We are glad to see the Local Sustainability Fund re-emerging after its absence from

http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/delayed-sustainability-fund-launched-cabinet-office-half-expected-amount/policy-and-politics/article/1353427?HAYILC=TOPIC

For once, these fat cats deserve charity support and sympathy

Third Sector, p. 14, Unattributed, 01/07/15

unusual lyricism might be explained by the fact that the release was written hours after the convivial NCVO annual dinner. Note the reference to the spiky relationship between Etherington and Sir Stephen Bubb of Acevo. • Another drink-related story at the NCVO conference came from Emily Robinson, deputy chief executive of Alcohol Concern, who said that in 2013 David Cameron

http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/third-sector-large-once-fat-cats-deserve-charity-support-sympathy/communications/article/1352777?HAYILC=TOPIC

PEOPLE The Big Hire

Third Sector, p. 20, Allison Ogden-Newton, 01/07/15

leadership on the environment, give people the tools to improve the areas in which they live and leave the planet in a better condition than they received it,” she says. Sir Stephen Bubb, head of the charity leaders group Acevo, describes Ogden-Newton as a “sector star’.’ He worked with her for four years when she was the organisation’s vice-chair and

http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/big-hire-allison-ogden-newton-keep-britain-tidy/careers/article/1352548

Editorial: Shawcross and Bubb lock horns over the fallout of the Olive Cooke case

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 15/06/15

commission might take regulatory action once the review of the case by the Fundraising Standards Board had established the facts.     The “what crisis?” riposte came the following day from Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the charity leaders body Acevo, who is frequently at loggerheads with Shawcross: indeed, the pair are given to exchanging letters that are said to

http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/editorial-shawcross-bubb-lock-horns-fallout-olive-cooke-case/governance/article/1351302

Peter Cardy on how to deal with a dysfunctional partnership

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 10/07/15

or meal, who would also like to share their problems and challenges. If you can fund it, you could engage a mentor or executive coach. Events run by the NCVO, Acevo, the Directory of Social Change and Third Sector are excellent for this kind of dating. Don’t lie awake chewing the pillow: get out and meet someone.     Q. I

http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/peter-cardy-deal-dysfunctional-partnership/management/article/1352270

Everything you need to know about the charity fundraising crisis

The Guardian.com (Web), Aimee Meade, 10/07/15

and the Telephone Preference Service have all agreed to take part.  With the help of the IoF, on managing fundraising practices The National Council for Voluntary Organisations, charity chief executive body Acevo and the Charity Finance Group will produce guidance that will compliment the Charity Commission’s CC20 – charities and fundraising guidance. It is expected to be available by the end

http://www.theguardian.com/voluntary-sector-network/2015/jul/10/everything-you-need-to-know-charity-fundraising-crisis

DANIEL PHELAN AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT Barbara Frost The accidental aid-worker

Charity Finance, p. 25, Unattributed, 01/07/15

programme officer, ActionAid, Mozambique 1993-1996 Deputy director then acting director, ActionAid, Malawi 1996 – 2005 Chief executive, Action on Disability and Development, Somerset 1998 – 2008 Trustee and vice chair, Acevo 2003 – 2006 Trustee of the Development School, an NGO based in the Balkans 2005 – now Chief executive, WaterAid 2011 Awarded two honorary doctorates from Exeter and Cranfield

http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/governance/news/content/19823/barbara_frost_wins_daniel_phelan_award_for_outstanding_achievement

Sector leaders urge Chancellor to bring forward review of the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme

Civil Society (Web), Kirsty Weakley, 06/07/15

have any benefit.   The Charity Finance Group sent a letter to George Osborne with six key recommendations for this week’s Budget announcement, which has been signed by the leaders of Acevo, the Association of Charitable Foundations, the Institute of Fundraising, Navca, the Small Charities Coalition, Voice for Change, Locality and the Directory of Social Change.   They urge the government to

http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/finance/news/content/19990/sector_leaders_urge_chancellor_to_bring_forward_review_of_the_gift_aid_small_donations_scheme

THE FROST YEARS

Fundraising (Civil Society), p. 27, Unattributed, 01/07/15

1992-1993 Senior programme officer, ActionAid, Mozambique 1993-1996 Deputy director then acting director, ActionAid, Malawi 1996-2005 Chief executive, Action on Disability and Development, Somerset 1998 – 2008 Trustee and vice chair, Acevo 2003 – 2006 Trustee of the Development School, an NGO based in the Balkans 2005 – now Chief executive, WaterAid 2011 Awarded two honorary doctorates from Exeter and Cranfield

http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/governance/compliance/interviews/content/19825/the_accidental_aid-worker?topic=&print=1

Barbara Frost The accidental aid-worker

Fundraising (Civil Society), p. 25, Unattributed, 01/07/15

rights-based approach for * disabled people, rather than just being around medical care, is really strong. Some of the advocates I met were so inspiring, it was a terrific job.” Acevo board member Returning to the UK in 1996 after 23 years away meant she lacked much of a support network, so she got involved with Acevo. Before long, then-chair

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR CHARITY CHIEF

Frome Times, p. 5, Unattributed, 02/07/15

at the annual Charity Awards. The award recognises Barbara’s dedicated commitment and influential contribution to international development, and her wider contribution to the sector as a deputy chair of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations. Andrew Hind, chair of The Charity Awards’ judging panel said, “Barbara was an easy choice for this year’s Outstanding Achievement Award. She is

Knowledge, timing, access A quickfire guide to getting the best out of health commissioners

Charity Times, p. 25, Unattributed, 02/06/15

more successful in winning CCG contracts. Even in community based services, where they might be expected to thrive, voluntary sector providers were awarded just over 1 in 6 community services contracts. ACEVO’s own research (2015) showed that over 60% of our members disagreed or were not sure if they were well engaged with their CCG. 75% either disagreed or were not

Management Guide 2015

Charity Times, p. 22, Unattributed, 02/06/15

the charity should be doing to achieve the maximum impact, rather than what it has always done, is one to be grabbed with both hands. Mark Winter is director of ACEVO solutions and head of health at the organisation. He takes us through the opportunities presented by charities increasing their involvement in the provision of health services. Winter argues that

Management Guide

Charity Times, p. 23, Unattributed, 02/06/15

creation is a time to look closely at the impact your charity has, and presents an opportunity to ensure you are focused on what really matters 25 Knowledge, timing, access ACEVO Solutions director Mark Winter provides a quickfire guide to getting the best out of health commissioners 26 Social investment: demystifying the hype Mark Salway, director of social finance at

Kids Company chief executive Camila Batmanghelidjh to step down | IoF chair Richard Taylor pulls out of move to Which? | Sector bodies to produce new guidance on charity fundraising

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 03/07/15

“no longer tenable” for him to move to Which? at a time when fundraising was increasingly under the spotlight.     The National Council for Voluntary Organisations, the charity chief executives body Acevo, the Institute of Fundraising and the Charity Finance Group will produce new guidance for trustees and chief executives on managing and governing charity fundraising in the light of recent public concern about some

http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/sector-bodies-produce-new-guidance-charity-fundraising/fundraising/article/1353730

The perils of lionising charities

Conservative Home (Blog), Unattributed, 04/07/15

Not only do the reports produced by such charities often fall short of the standards set by voluntary releases by private sector businesses, but at the time she was writing ACEVO, the charity umbrella group, was lobbying against the extension of Freedom of Information legislation to charities.   Private sector organisations bidding

http://www.conservativehome.com/thetorydiary/2015/07/the-perils-of-lionising-charities.html

Successful charities should take those guilty of poor fundraising practice to task, Dame Julia Cleverdon says

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 01/07/15

paid their senior executives high salaries needed to put resources into defending the practice.     He said it was not enough for charities to rely on infrastructure bodies such as Acevo and the National Council for Voluntary Organisations to make the case about charity executives’ remuneration, and that the UK sector needed a Charity Defence Council similar to the one

http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/successful-charities-guilty-poor-fundraising-practice-task-dame-julia-cleverdon-says/fundraising/article/1354180

Staff are afraid to speak out against charities’ strategies, Andy Benson of NCIA says

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 01/07/15

sector independence, but said he hoped it was still possible to find common ground. “I know we have our problems with the NCVO, I know we have our problems with Acevo and the like, but I really think that in the next five years we’ve got to treat them as the prodigal sons and daughters and try to bring them

http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/staff-afraid-speak-against-charities-strategies-andy-benson-ncia-says/management/article/1354218

Charities are not doing enough to defend themselves over pay, conference hears

Civil Society (Web), Alice Sharman, 01/07/15

a specific skills set, and you need to remunerate for that. But I’m not seeing that.”  He added that this shouldn’t be left up to the infrastructure bodies like NCVO and Acevo, but that larger charities need to be putting resource into it.  Kennedy did make the point that around 75 per cent of charities do not have anyone called a chief

http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/finance/news/content/19951/charities_are_not_doing_enough_to_defend_themselves_over_attacks_on_chief_executive_pay

Women CEOs Summit 2015

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 02/07/15

as well as the views of a senior government figure.      Time:  10.00-16.00     Venue: RBS, 250 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4AA      Price: From £65     Further information: Email  events@acevo.org.uk , call 020 7014 4600, or visit https://www.acevo.org.uk/event/women-ceos-summit-2015-0 [sourcelink] http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/event/13829/women-ceos-summit-2015 [/sourcelink]

http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/event/13829/women-ceos-summit-2015

Daily News Roundup – 30 June 2015

EHospice (Web), Unattributed, 30/06/15

Civil Society  NCVO has announced that it will work together with Acevo, the Institute of Fundraising and Charity Finance Group to produce new guidance for fundraising management.       Bromford  “With such a growth in demand for our services it is essential

http://www.ehospice.com/uk/ArticleView/tabid/10697/ArticleId/15739/language/en-GB/View.aspx

Sector bodies to produce joint fundraising guidance

Voluntary News (Web), Unattributed, 30/06/15

the Minister for Civil Society that fundraising bodies need to do more to convince him that self-regulation works.    Guidance will be produced by National Council for Voluntary Organisations, the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, the Institute of Fundraising and Charity Finance Group, also with input from the Charity Commission. It should help trustees and chief executives strike

http://voluntarynews.org.uk/news/2015/06/sector-bodies-to-produce-joint-fundraising-guidance/

Charity chief wins award for support to voluntary sector

Frome Standard, p. 21, Claire Wilson, 25/06/15

2015, at the annual Charity Awards. The award recognised Ms Frost’s commitment and influential contribution to international development, and her wider contribution to the sector as deputy chairwoman of the association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations. She was presented with the award by Baroness Jill Pitkeathley, a previous winner. Ms Frost said: “I’m very fortunate to have had the

http://www.fromestandard.co.uk/Charity-chief-wins-award-support-voluntary-sector/story-26758571-detail/story.html

Charity chief wins award for support to voluntary sector

Somerset Guardian (Frome), p. 21, Claire Wilson, 25/06/15

2015, at the annual Charity Awards. The award recognised Ms Frost’s commitment and influential contribution to international development, and her wider contribution to the sector as deputy chairwoman of the association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations. She was presented with the award by Baroness Jill Pitkeathley, a previous winner. Ms Frost said: “I’m very fortunate to have had the

Charity chief wins award for support to voluntary sector

Somerset Standard (Web), Unattributed, 27/06/15

2015, at the annual Charity Awards.   The award recognised Ms Frost’s commitment and influential contribution to international development, and her wider contribution to the sector as deputy chairwoman of the association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations.   She was presented with the award by Baroness Jill Pitkeathley, a previous winner.   Ms Frost said: “I’m very fortunate to have had the

Have a proper row and clear the air

Third Sector, p. 67, Unattributed, 01/07/15

or meal, who would also like to share their problems and challenges. If you can fund it, you could engage a mentor or executive coach. Events run by the NCVO, Acevo, the Directory of Social Change and Third Sector are excellent for this kind of dating. Don’t lie awake chewing the pillow: get out and meet someone. QI inherited an

http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/peter-cardy-deal-dysfunctional-partnership/management/article/1352270

My Story So Far Marianne Radcliffe loves small-charity diversity

Third Sector, p. 64, Unattributed, 01/07/15

two years. I saw it as a good opportunity to continue using what I’d learnt at Scope after moving on to Unicef UK. I also recently became a trustee of Acevo. It is very important for senior staff in charities to see the world through the eyes of trustees. It provides a governance perspective not always obvious in day-to-day work

http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/story-so-far-marianne-radcliffe-loves-small-charity-diversity/careers/article/1352268

The accidental aid-worker

Civil Society (Web), Tania Mason, 19/06/15

were so inspiring, it was a terrific job.”  Returning to the UK in 1996 after 23 years away meant she lacked much of a support network, so she got involved with Acevo. Before long, then-chair Geraldine Peacock convinced her to join the board, and soon she was vice chair. She led some work with New Philanthropy Capital on a project around

http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/finance/indepth/interviews/content/19825/the_accidental_aid-worker

Skills For Care CEO Sharon Allen Awarded An OBE For Services To Social Care, Homeless People And Housing

The Carer (Web), Unattributed, 18/06/15

professional, and she became Chief Executive Officer of Skills for Care in 2010. Sharon is a member of the Think Local, Act Personal (TLAP) Programme Board, Vice Chair of the ACEVO board and is also a board member of the CHS Group supporting affordable housing across Cambridgeshire.   Sharon Allen said: ‘When I started my career as a social work assistant

If you want to restrict charity leaders’ campaigning, remember one of them is the Archbishop of Canterbury

Civil Society (Web), Andrew Purkis, 16/06/15

to have excluded faith organisations from their thinking.   Similarly, you will not find Bishops, priests, Imams and rabbis integrated at all consistently in “voluntary sector” gatherings such as NCVO or ACEVO meetings.  There are reasons for this separation. In important senses, religious organisations are distinct in character. They have their own mind-sets, cultures and organisational networks with a history that goes

http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/governance/blogs/content/19857/if_you_want_to_restrict_charity_leaders_campaigning_remember_one_of_them_is_the_archbishop_of_canterbury?topic=&print=1

 

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