10 years for charity executive assistants network

PACE, the informal national network of chief executive assistants, is celebrating its tenth year, with over 250 members from a diverse range of charities spread throughout the UK.

The network gives members an opportunity to share good practice, exchange information and support each other, and to meet other chief executive assistants for development days and networking sessions. It runs on a very simple, and cost free, basis via email – no website or social networking. Contact Diana Bramson, diana@major7th.com

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Project for charity ‘Digital Transformation’

Sector think tank NPC has launched a ‘Digital Transformation’ programme, which will bring together charities with some of the biggest names in tech. IBM and the Tinder Foundation are two organisations already signed up. The aim is to encourage voluntary organisations to adopt the sort of digital technology already transforming our lives elsewhere.

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Movement for Scottish local democracy reform

Third Force News reports that a People’s Council movement has been formed in Scotland, aimed at transforming democracy at a local level.

Originally set up as a result of a perceived lack of community support from Argyll and Bute Council, the movement is calling for fundamental reform of local government in Scotland and a People’s Council meeting has been called to look at how this can be achieved.

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A role for civil society in European referendum

NCVO’s chief executive Stuart Etherington has written about ‘A referendum on Britain in Europe: what role for the voluntary sector?‘.

He says:

Constitutional affairs and Brussels are … too important to be left to politicians or think tanks alone.  .. The call for a constitutional convention, involving citizens and civil society more broadly, is correct.

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