The charity chief executives body Acevo will work to reinforce its campaigning voice, develop its members’ collective media presence and make its own operations more transparent and democratic, its strategy consultation proposes.
The organisation has launched what it calls a "big conversation" on its strategy for the next three years. This involves a series of 10 meetings with members in different locations in England, Scotland and Wales over the next seven weeks. An Acevo board member and director will be in attendance at each meeting.
Acevo has proposed four themes to underpin the organisation in the future: national and local action; robust and innovative work; democracy and accountability; and collaboration.
It also proposes six major aspects to its work: reinforcing Acevo’s campaigning voice in order to develop social leaders’ collective media presence and engage with all political parties; making Acevo’s own operations more transparent and democratic, with member-led special interest groups playing a bigger role; increasing the number of local forums around the UK; building the next generation of social leaders through a new membership scheme for promising senior directors; creating more online Acevo services; and adding more development opportunities for members.
After the consultation on these principles and priorities, the final strategy will be approved by the charity’s board in late July and should be published in August.