ACOSVO Chairs’ Network

ACOSVO is excited to launch a dedicated network to specifically support the needs of Chairs (as well as Vice Chairs & aspiring Chairs) of Scottish voluntary organisations.  The Network offers peer support, good practice and experience-sharing in a confidential environment comprising at least four learning events per year. Additional specific networking opportunities will also be available. 


Developmental opportunities will be a combination of networking and learning events utilising experts and peers under the broad theme of excellent third sector governance across Scotland.



Role of Network:

  • To provide a confidential peer support network specifically for Chairs & Vice Chairs of Scottish voluntary organisations

  • To inspire and develop participants so they, and their organisations, have the opportunity to excel and maximise potential

  • To provide opportunities for participants to network, learn, and gain peer support

  • To promote and share good practice centred around excellent third sector governance


Benefits of being part of the Network:

  • Access to an exclusive confidential peer support network for Chairs & Vice Chairs

  • Preferential rates at all ACOSVO governance related events

  • Practical guidance and support tailored to the needs of participants

  • Access to resources specifically for Chairs & Vice Chairs

  • A dedicated, confidential LinkedIn group for network members to discuss sector issues, gain support and hear about news and upcoming events related to third sector governance

  • Early access to Trustee Conference(s) tickets


Joining the network is simple. If the Chief Officer (CO) of your organisation is currently an ACOSVO member you pay a reduced rate of £50 per annum (£75 if your CO is not a current ACOSVO member).  Any additional joiner, a Vice Chair for example, pays £35 per additional person (£55 if CO is not an ACOSVO member).  And, if you are an existing ACOSVO member who is also a Chair or Vice Chair of a Scottish third sector organisation you can join the Network for FREE.  See table below for more details.


Pricing Criteria

Cost (per annum)

Cost of additional network member

Chief Officer or senior manager is currently an ACOSVO member & also a Chair or Vice Chair



Chief Officer of your organisation IS a current ACOSVO member



Chief Officer or your organisation is NOT an ACOSVO member




Early Bird Offer:

Join the Network using code ‘Early Bird’ before the formal launch event (30 January 2018/Edinburgh/1700-1900) to receive a 50% discount on network membership.


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The Network is delivered in collaboration with
Scotland’s Third Sector Governance Forum.