Paul Farmer appointed chair of Acevo

Paul Farmer appointed chair of Acevo

17 Oct 2014 | Alice Sharman

Paul Farmer, chief executive of Mind, has been appointed the chair of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, while Sharon Allen, chief executive of Skills for Care, has been appointed vice-chair.


Paul Farmer appointed chair of Acevo

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Tony Aston, former Guide Dogs chairman

Guide Dogs has appointed its deputy chairman Amos Miller as interim chair following Tony Aston’s resignation from the post due to ill health. Rodney Buse has also stepped down as chair designate.

City Council found to be using charity land inappropriately

The Charity Commission has ruled today that Liverpool City Council was in breach of trust in allowing an employee to live on charity property rent-free for over 20 years.

Coutts report examines merits of short and long-term charitable foundations

Private bank Coutts has today published a guide that explores the debate around the longevity of charitable foundations and the impact they have, comparing foundations that exist indefinitely to those whose capital is distributed over a set period.

Budget 2012: Red tape will be slashed for volunteer events

Measures that will reduce the bureaucratic burden on holding charity events have been promised in the government's Spring Budget.

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David Locke, former executive director of charity services, Charity Commission

Former director of charity services at the UK Charity Commission David Locke says the imminent closure of the New Zealand Charities Commission is "against the flow" of charity regulation throughout the world.

Major study on impact measurement launched

Members of the Inspiring Impact Group, which includes a number of the sector's umbrella bodies, have teamed up with Ipsos Mori to launch a major new study into impact measurement, taking place over the coming months.

Sony launches open source volunteering app

From today people using Android smartphones will be able to access YouthNet’s online volunteering database, Do-it, through a mobile application.

Brotherhood of the Cross and Star bethel on Falmouth Road in London (c) Sah10406

A charity which faced closure when it couldn't pay a council debt as its bank account was frozen on account of not having properly appointed trustees, was saved by the interim manager appointed by the Charity Commission, the regulator's report reveals.

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