Paul Farmer appointed chair of Acevo

Paul Farmer appointed chair of Acevo

17 Oct 2014 | Governance | 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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Charity criticised after refusing to pay Ashya King’s parents' legal fees

Kids 'n' Cancer UK has been criticised for saying it will not pay the legal fees of the family of Ashya King, despite receiving £50,000 worth of donations for Ashya King’s cause, after the NHS said that it would pay for his treatment.

Save the Children Gaza ad

Storytelling has to be matched to a ‘big idea’, fundraising consultant Stephen Pidgeon has said.


The sector’s future funding model needs to be fit for purpose

Cathy Pharoah examines whether the voluntary sector's funding model is fit for purpose. This article is part of a series on the future of the voluntary sector being published by Civil Society News ahead of the publication of  a collection of essays by Civil Exchange.

With comments like those, maybe he should resign.

» Brooks Newmark: charities should keep out of politics

Blackbaud launches online giving platform for individual fundraisers

Blackbaud has launched its online giving platform, everydayhero, for fundraisers in the UK in a bid to give its 350 Heroix users access to a wider pool of fundraisers.

National Insurance 'should be an eligible tax for gift aid purposes'

A report released today by nfpSynergy has called for National Insurance to be treated as a tax for gift aid purposes, so that more people will eligible for gift aid.

Charity Commission won't take action against Society Network Foundation

The Charity Commission will take no action against the trustees of Society Network Foundation, even though it found that the Foundation’s accounts were not Sorp-compliant and that it varied the use of a government grant without obtaining written permission.

Charities 'are not building relationships with donors'

“Our donors are victims of fundraising processes,” Giles Pegram told delegates at the International Fundraising Congress in the Netherlands yesterday.

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