ACEVO in the News

This week, ACEVOs media presence covered attacks on charity spending, fundraising regulation and the OCS.

Sector dismisses claims of low proportion of charitable spending as inaccurate and misleading

Charity Times (Web), Unattributed, 14/12/15

Sue Ryder is one of the country’s largest trading charities, and generated £14m through retail last year. The charity said it cost £45.6m to raise this income.   Acevo chief executive Sir Stephen Bubb said the True and Fair Foundation’s “flawed and simplistic analysis” does not include campaigning and fundraising as charitable activity, when these are “the lifeblood of the great

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Sector condemns Gina Miller’s True and Fair Foundation over ‘flawed’ report into charity finances

ThirdSector (Web), Andy Ricketts, 14/12/15

the public about how charities report on their activities, and the CFG would be considering how it could do more in that area over the coming year.      Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the charity leaders body Acevo , pointed to the example of Kids Company, which spent a very high level of its expenditure on front-line

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True and Fair Foundation had been warned of inaccuracies in its report

Civil Society (Web), Kirsty Weakley, 14/12/15

and to the Telegraph,” he said. “I’ve offered to meet and help Ms Miller if they do in fact wish to develop an analytical framework. They didn’t want to listen.”  Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive at Acevo, told Civil Society News that publishing the report just before Christmas, was “unfortunate” as “for many charities this is a key time for

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Telegraph front page attacks large charities for not spending enough on ‘good works’

Civil Society (Web), Kirsty Weakley, 14/12/15

had about the detail of charity reporting requirements and how they can help readers to understand how charities work. This ‘report’ contributes nothing to those debates.”  Acevo also condemned the report. Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive, said: “This is a flawed and simplistic analysis which arbitrarily defines ‘charitable activity’ to exclude campaigning.”

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Voluntary charities

The Daily Telegraph, p. 21, Letters, 15/12/15

SIR – Sir Stephen Bubb (Letters, December 14) clearly does not see the irony. He is chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations. The clue lies in the

 

True and Fair foundation report on charity spending

BBC Breakfast News 06.40 13/12/15

Sir Stephen Bubb dismissed the True and Fair Foundation report as being completely flawed. He went on to explain why charities spend money in the way they do abd drew attention to the lesson of Kids Company, namely that the frontline will collapse if all a charity’s money is directed there.

 

Charities’ spending

The Daily Telegraph, p. 19, Letters, 14/12/15

penny for good causes”. He should be aware of the need to ensure the means of survival for charities, upon which not only the vulnerable but the Government depend.   Sir Stephen Bubb Chief Executive, Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations London N1

 

One in five of Britain’s biggest charities spend less than 50 per cent on good works, new report claims

Telegraph (Web), Christopher Hope, 12/12/15

A spokesman for Guide Dogs declined to comment. A source said that the sale of a property last year had had an impact on its income that year.      Sir Stephen Bubb [sourcelink] http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/12046438/true-and-fair-foundation… [/sourcelink]  [Journalistname]Christopher Hope[/Journalistname]

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1,000 charities ‘spent less than half ‘ of funds on good works

The Daily Telegraph, p. 1, Christopher Hope, 12/12/15

An Age UK spokesman said the charity had spent nearly 95 per cent of its income on charitable activity taking into account charity and fundraising income and commercial profits.   Sir Stephen Bubb, the head of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, said: “This is a flawed and simplistic analysis which arbitrarily defines ‘charitable activity’ to exclude campaigning.

 

Shocking figures claim one in five of the UK’s biggest charities ‘spend less than half of public donations on good causes’

The Sun Online, p. 1, Unattributed, 13/12/15

administration costs are too high, this is misleading in light of the size of our retail chain and the costs at Sue Ryder compare favourably to many other organisations.” The Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations criticised the report, accusing it of excluding campaigning in its description of “charitable activity”. The Sun has tried to contact Marie Curie for

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Groups’ donation ‘disgrace’

The Sun, p. 5, Jake Ryan, 14/12/15

so much of the money people generously give is going to feed large charity machines.”   She blasted “obscene overheads and salaries”.   But charities branded the report “inaccurate and misleading”. The Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations said it excluded campaigning in its description of charitable activity.   BHF and Cancer Research said their figures were 80 per cent.

 

 

One in five of the UK’s biggest charities are ‘spending less than half of public donations on good causes’ (and some spend as little as ONE PER CENT on charitable work)

Mail Online UK (Web), Mailonline Reporter, 12/12/15

its income on good work (excluding the cost of running its shops) – and Age UK said it had used nearly 95 per cent of its cash on such causes.   The Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations also criticised the True and Fair Foundation’s report, accusing it of excluding campaigning in its description of ‘charitable activity’.   The Charity Commission agreed

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Editorial: Arguments loom over fundraising regulation

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 11/12/15

certain irony in a charity describing a reduced proportion of contact permissions as a success, but that is a sign of the times.    Meanwhile, sceptical voices are being raised. Sir Stephen Bubb, head of the chief executives body Acevo, who has been relatively quiet on the subject so far, this week said there had been enough doom and gloom

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‘It is time for us all to get off our knees,’ Bubb tells charities

ThirdSector (Web), Susannah Birkwood 1 Comment, 11/12/15

The leader of Acevo calls on charities minister Rob Wilson and Charity Commission chair William Shawcross to do more to champion the sector   Sir Stephen Bubb   Charities should not “meekly accept” a new system of fundraising regulation that stops them from raising money for their own survival, according to Sir Stephen Bubb,

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Don’t meekly accept regulation that hinders fundraising, Bubb warns charities

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 10/12/15

The leader of Acevo calls on charities minister Rob Wilson and Charity Commission chair William Shawcross to do more to champion the sector   Sir Stephen Bubb   Charities should not “meekly accept” a new system of fundraising regulation that stops them from raising money for their own survival, according to Sir Stephen Bubb,

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Role of Muslim charities

The Spectator, p. 60, Unattributed, 12/12/15

minds in our three-million-strong Muslim community. Muslim charities have a fundamental role to play in driving social cohesion and promoting integration, particularly among younger Muslims. We should support them better. Sir Stephen Bubb Chief Executive of charity leaders’ network ACEVO, London, Nl

 

People who say the Office for Civil Society is ‘hollowed out’ will soon look `very silly?, says Wilson

Civil Society (Web), Emily Corfe, 08/12/15

and hinted at an upcoming announcement, at an event last night.   Achievements by the Office for Civil Society were “not insignificant”, Wilson said yesterday at the Christmas reception hosted by NCVO and the All-party Parliamentary Group for Civil Society and Volunteering.   “Some people have been saying very recently that the Office for Civil Society is ‘hollowed out’. All I can

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