Inspire Third Sector Leadership in Scotland by becoming an ACOSVO Strategic Partner



ACOSVO is a unique membership organisation for over 530 third sector leaders and senior managers across Scotland.  We support leaders at all stages of their leadership journey, aspiring and current leaders through to Chairs and retired/out of post third sector CEOs. We do this by providing peer support, good practice sharing, support services, and leadership development opportunities.  In financial year 2018/2019 our membership grew by 7%, we launched the ACOSVO Chairs Network and Interim Executive Service, and provided learning and development opportunities to over 1000 third sector leaders at 45 different events and trainings.  Our Annual and Trustee Conferences, the latter organised through the Scottish Governance Forum, were attended by 150 and 122 delegates respectively.  Our bi-annual Member survey (2018) highlighted members main challenges were: workload/capacity; funding; fundraising; and governance.


A member in that survey said:


“I love ACOSVO as it has provided me and so many other leaders the invaluable time and space to reflect,

share, learn and grow.”          


How ACOSVO works with Strategic Partners

ACOSVO has a long record of building successful partnerships cross sector with organisations that share our vision of “excellent third sector leadership in Scotland” and couldn’t achieve what we do without our Strategic Partners.  Many of our Strategic Partners supply goods and services to the third sector and are pleased to offer ACOSVO members free support, advice, preferential rates and discounts.  In return we work hard to find creative ways to help Strategic Partners meet their business objectives by creating close links to the sectors leaders.   


Feedback from some of our current Strategic Partners include:


“Opportunity to make contact with acosvo members and networks as part of a wider governance related relationship is a great opportunity.


“Everyone in the ACOSVO team is truly first class in the way they engage with us as Strategic Partners.”


We work with Strategic Partners to:

  • Raise your profile with the key third sector decision makers
  • Develop brand awareness for your organisation and its products and services
  • Ensure you are fully briefed on current third sector issues through regular newsletters and annual meetings
  • Demonstrate your commitment to working effectively with the third sector


Joining the Strategic Partner programme

If you wish to explore the Strategic Partnership options further, please contact Andy Dey, Business Manager at