This conversation was captured by Tess Gallagher who sat in on a meeting of ACOSVO members looking to discuss what today’s Chief Officers can do to engage the Third Sector’s next generation of leaders. Tess works for a STEM education charity- you can see more of her writing here.


Kirsten Smith, the Marketing & Engagement Manager here at ACOSVO chatted to partner and venue finding agency ExecSpace's CEO Emma Little, to discuss some of the most important things to consider when putting on a charity event.


1. Have a clear purpose


This guest blog is brought to you by one of our placed interim executives who reflects on her time working with CVS Inverclyde in 2019. 

"I truly loved my placement and as others have said, I think I learnt a great deal from the excellent colleagues who were incredibly welcoming and kind."

At the ACOSVO AGM in October 2018, we launched a "fellows programme" for long standing members who have made a significant contribution to ACOSVO.

It has almost been a year since we introduced the ACOSVO fellows, but how did it all start? We thought it would be a good time to reflect on the fellows first neeting and plans for the year ahead...

This blog is brought to you by Catherine Brown, Head of Further Education Student Support, Scottish Government who details her experience of the ACOSVO Leadership Exchange Programme. 


"ACOSVO Leadership Exchange changed my life!" 


Well, that might be a little bit of an exaggeration. But it’s fair to say that the fresh perspective I gained from participating in the programme made a big contribution to my decision to change career.


In this months Third Force News problem page, ACOSVO Business Manager Andy Dey shares everything there is to know about staff appraisals


“Our organisation is unsure about staff appraisals and is considering running an appraisal process for the first time, but we don’t know where to start!  What should we be looking at when planning staff appraisals?”

ACOSVO first entered the SCVO Digital ecosystem through the Digital Checkup tool, and from here were able to talk about their ideas and vision for their digital strategy.


Through finding SCVO Digital Senior Leaders to partner with after their initial support they were inspired to see what could be achieved by fully embracing their digital potential.


This TFN blog is brought to you by ACOSVO Business Manager Andy Dey, who examines the key principles for entering into a corporate partnership.

This guest blog is brought to you by Paths for All Chief Officer, Ian Findlay who reflects on his, and his organisation's, learnings one year on from the publication of the Path to Impact report.  


Committed to driving best event venue pricing for the third sector, ExecSpace have shared their top recommendations for the most cost-effective large-scale venues available for event bookings across Scotland.