FreshSight is a student-led social enterprise that provides 8-week consultations to socially conscious clients in and around Edinburgh. ACOSVO have successfully used Freshsight a resource in the past and now assist in the training, development and building awareness of their students. 

Freshsight often engage with organisations that lack business literacy in a particular field, such as marketing, fundraising, business planning or design. FreshSight provides these organisations with a team of students who work collaboratively with the client to develop innovative solutions.

Support packages are now available for the 2016 ACOSVO Annual Conference.

The 2016 ACOSVO Annual Conference, “Are we human? Or are we leader?” will take place on Tuesday 1 November in P&G's Church, Edinburgh. The Chair for the day will be ACOSVO member, Edel Harris, CEO, Cornerstone and speakers include Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities, Angela Constance MSP; Technology Futurologist, Stephen Whitelaw; and Chief Executive of Safe Deposit Scotland & Scotland's Third Sector Director of the Year, Jen Paice.

We’re planning exciting changes and need two outstanding individuals to join our team.

Engagement Manager
Salary £26,892 - £28,527

Exciting opportunity to oversee membership engagement and development, strategic communications, and our Leadership Exchange and Mentoring programmes.


Support Assistant -Events, Marketing, Communications
Salary £16,890 - £17,589

Edinburgh Business School is launching a £250,000 scholarship scheme to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

Under the scheme, 25 individuals, resident in Scotland, will be awarded a fully-funded place to study the world-renowned Edinburgh Business School Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme, delivered by independent learning.

ACOSVO Women Leaders' Network

We are excited to announce the launch of the ACOSVO Women Leaders' Network, a peer support network for women leaders in Scottish voluntary organisations. We are celebrating this with a launch event and networking lunch on 9 June, 12pm-2pm in Edinburgh which will be the first in a series of engaging and inspiring events.

Leadership Exchange event in Aberdeen

ACOSVO is teaming up with the North-East Learning Collaborative (NELC) to offer the innovative Leadership Exchange Programme to colleagues at NELC partner organisations and other organisations in the region.

ACOSVO is pleased to announce a collaboration with ASVI Social Change School, aiming to shape the future of the third sector by providing students with opportunities to develop their profiles and excel at an international level.


ACOSVO has recently teamed up with Queen Margaret University (QMU) Edinburgh to offer a new postgraduate study opportunity for public and third sector leaders and senior staff in Scotland.

On the 4th of March, ACOSVO will be hosting an informal lunch in Edinburgh to discuss the potential of a new network for women Chief Officers in Scotland’s third sector.

Dorothy Dalton and Denise King (two founding members of the Groundbreakers network in England) will be attending and sharing their views.

Boost for Scotland’s third sector through free assessment tool, funded by Big Lottery Fund.

ACOSVO (Association of Chief Officers of Scottish Voluntary Organisations) is delighted to announce the launch of a project that will work with 100 third sector organisations in Scotland and Northern Ireland to help them better understand and strengthen their capacity.