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ACOSVO Operations and Development Manager Andy Dey reflects on third sector leadership after three years in post...

 

Fraser Hudghton, Scotland Manager of the Institute of Fundraising, shares his views on fundraising and leading part of a cross sector organisation...

 

If there has been one thing, more than any other, dominating the charity fundraising world over the summer it has been the discussions around our future governance and regulatory environment.

Laura Chow, Senior Community Programmes Manager at RBS shares her perspective of the Leadership Exchange, an exchange programme that pairs leaders from across sectors to improve leadership capacity between peers…

 

What a great programme! I wonder whether my personal growth and enjoyment of this exchange is down to spending time with Pat Armstrong, Chief Officer of ACOSVO, or about my renewed respect for the third sector. I think both.

Kirsten Hogg, Co-Director of Camphill Scotland, the membership body for Camphill communities in Scotland, compares good leadership to algebra. Do you agree with her calculations?

Pat Armstrong, Chief Officer of ACOSVO talks about her Leadership Exchange experience with Laura Chow, Senior Community Programmes Manager, Sustainability from RBS...

 

ACOSVO's American summer intern Gretchen Rude shares her experience...

Over the past 11 weeks I have worked with ACOSVO as an intern. Through the course of the internship I’ve learned loads of new things about the Scottish third sector and Scottish culture. I have gained knowdlege of leadership and experience in growing membership and running events as well as being advised by my peers. I have been able to learn practical office skills such as creating mail merges and mail filing.

"I still have a long journey ahead of me. I’m comfortable with that, as a good leadership journey is exactly that, and doesn’t end!" Ian Findlay, Chief Officer of Paths for All reflects on his leadership journey and shares his learnings and tips...

"A bit of blurring round the edges is a good thing. We all need to lead and follow." Meg Wright has recently taken up a new role as Scotland Director of the Engineering Development Trust. She reflects on her learning and leadership journey in this month's ACOSVO leadership blog...

Ewan Aitken, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Cyrenians lets us in on his tips for making decisions under pressure and how he has developed his leadership resilience...

“The best decisions you will take will be the ones you have time to think about; the most important one will be the ones that you have to take instantly."

“Are you a brilliant public speaker?” Martin Crewe, Director of Barnardo's Scotland shares his top public speaking tips in this month's leadership blog...

As Chief Officers of voluntary organisations there is increasing pressure on us all to be ‘great communicators’ so it’s a pretty loaded question.

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