ACOSVO is delighted to announce its latest offering to support voluntary sector leaders who have seen a significant decline in their income as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.


From today, ACOSVO is utilising its reserves to offer a limited number of free memberships of both ACOSVO and the Chairs Network Scotland.


ACOSVO is committed to supporting you and the sector through the COVID-19 pandemic.

This video outlines some of the ways we are providing peer support for chief executives and senior leaders during this time.


ACOSVO is delighted to announce Aberdeen Standard Capital is now supporting ACOSVO’s CEO Weekly Check-Ins during COVID-19.


This partnership allows ACOSVO to continue to provide free virtual support, and a place for confidential peer sharing and learning during this pandemic, in which the voluntary sector will be exceptionally hard hit.


We are delighted to say that our Lasting Leadership masterclass programme with Wren & Greyhound will still go ahead on the scheduled dates.  We have adapted our delivery format and the first two masterclass sessions will now take place online.


Earlier this month, at our Planning Beyond Borders breakfast event supported by ProspectUs, That's TV Scotland dropped in to find out what challenges and opportunities the third sector may face following the Brexit vote.


They also spoke to Chief Exectuve of ACOSVO, Pat Armstrong who discussed ACOSVO's role in supporting the sector through this, and many other challenging situations.

At our recent Planning Beyond Borders breakfast event, supported by ProspectUs, Ian McNally from That's TV Scotland dropped in to speak to speaker, Catherine Stihler (Chief Executive Officer, Open Knowledge Foundation, and who represented Scotland in the European Parliament between 1999 and 2019) to find out what challenges and opportunities the third sector may face following the Brexit vote. 



Please take the time to contribute to the only voluntary sector specific Chief Officer pay & equalities survey.

Once again ACOSVO, ACEVO, CAF (the Charities Aid Foundation), and CO3 have teamed up to conduct our annual CEO Pay and Equalities Survey.

Your responses to this survey have allowed us to provide the sector with a full, up-to-date picture of pay and reward for its chief executives, as well as an understanding of diversity and equality at senior level.

Building on the success of the ACOSVO Leadership Exchange Programme, we are providing an exciting new opportunity to grow the cyber resilience skills of you and your team!

The Cyber Leadership Exchange Programme is open to middle and senior managers, including IT managers and Cyber Information Security Managers or anyone working in a similar role with responsibility for cyber hygiene, awareness, communications or security.


“I’ve been fortunate to participate in numerous leadership programmes that have been developed and delivered by some renowned organisations. The thinking and approach by Mindful Talent stand out as unique, innovative, and fit for a modern workplace and leadership team. I’d highly recommend this experience.” 

- Mark Kelvin, Chief Executive, Disability Snowsport Scotland


The strength, innovation and importance of leadership in Scotland’s Third Sector was celebrated at an event hosted by law firm Lindsays and the Association of Chief Offciers of Scottish Voluntary Organisations (ACOSVO). 


More than 100 guests representing 80 organisations attended the firm’s annual Third Sector Drinks Reception, held at The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh last night (Wednesday, February 5), to discuss issues emerging for this year and beyond.