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This #GivingTuesday two third sector staff and one professional baker battle it out – but who will be crowned #GivingTuesday Brownie Champion 2015?

Three trays of brownies will be baked by Danielle and Jody, Marketing & Communications Officer and Projects Officer at ACOSVO, and a professional baker @pieces_o_cake. The delicious brownies will be sold to third sector staff in Thorn House, and anyone else that would like a piece of the action. The brownie fans then vote on which piece they enjoyed most.

The votes will be tallied up at the end of the day to determine who will win the title of #GivingTuesday Brownie Champion 2015. Will it be the professionally baked brownies? Or will it be Jody or Danielle’s homemade efforts? The tension is too much, but don’t worry, brownies are on their way!

Kim Roberts, the #GivingTuesday campaign leader said: “The plans at ACOSVO are fantastic, everyone loves a bake-off and everyone loves a brownie.

“There are an enormous number of charities and businesses making plans for #GivingTuesday and the day is set to be bigger and better this year.

“We are calling on everyone, everywhere to seize whatever opportunity they can to get involved.”

All money raised from The Great ACOSVO Brownie Off will buy toys for #SocialMediaSanta, a campaign by Shelter and Third Sector Lab.

Last year #GivingTuesday came to the UK for the first time, and ACOSVO were pleased to take part in such a successful and charitable event. Over 800 partners took part in the day including large businesses such as RBS, BT and Facebook. Major Scottish charities taking part this year include Age Scotland, Scottish SPCA, Waverley Care and MND Scotland.

#GivingTuesday follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday – two of the biggest online shopping days. It began as an opportunity for charities, families, businesses, community centres, and students to come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

- See more at: http://www.acosvo.org.uk/blog/great-acosvo-brownie#sthash.CKvy7aTT.dpuf

This #GivingTuesday two third sector staff and one professional baker battle it out – but who will be crowned #GivingTuesday Brownie Champion 2015?

Three trays of brownies will be baked by Danielle and Jody, Marketing & Communications Officer and Projects Officer at ACOSVO, and a professional baker @pieces_o_cake. The delicious brownies will be sold to third sector staff in Thorn House, and anyone else that would like a piece of the action. The brownie fans then vote on which piece they enjoyed most.

The votes will be tallied up at the end of the day to determine who will win the title of #GivingTuesday Brownie Champion 2015. Will it be the professionally baked brownies? Or will it be Jody or Danielle’s homemade efforts? The tension is too much, but don’t worry, brownies are on their way!

Kim Roberts, the #GivingTuesday campaign leader said: “The plans at ACOSVO are fantastic, everyone loves a bake-off and everyone loves a brownie.

“There are an enormous number of charities and businesses making plans for #GivingTuesday and the day is set to be bigger and better this year.

“We are calling on everyone, everywhere to seize whatever opportunity they can to get involved.”

All money raised from The Great ACOSVO Brownie Off will buy toys for #SocialMediaSanta, a campaign by Shelter and Third Sector Lab.

Last year #GivingTuesday came to the UK for the first time, and ACOSVO were pleased to take part in such a successful and charitable event. Over 800 partners took part in the day including large businesses such as RBS, BT and Facebook. Major Scottish charities taking part this year include Age Scotland, Scottish SPCA, Waverley Care and MND Scotland.

#GivingTuesday follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday – two of the biggest online shopping days. It began as an opportunity for charities, families, businesses, community centres, and students to come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

- See more at: http://www.acosvo.org.uk/blog/great-acosvo-brownie#sthash.CKvy7aTT.dpuf

This #GivingTuesday two third sector staff and one professional baker battle it out – but who will be crowned #GivingTuesday Brownie Champion 2015?

Three trays of brownies will be baked by Danielle and Jody, Marketing & Communications Officer and Projects Officer at ACOSVO, and a professional baker @pieces_o_cake. The delicious brownies will be sold to third sector staff in Thorn House, and anyone else that would like a piece of the action. The brownie fans then vote on which piece they enjoyed most.

The votes will be tallied up at the end of the day to determine who will win the title of #GivingTuesday Brownie Champion 2015. Will it be the professionally baked brownies? Or will it be Jody or Danielle’s homemade efforts? The tension is too much, but don’t worry, brownies are on their way!

Kim Roberts, the #GivingTuesday campaign leader said: “The plans at ACOSVO are fantastic, everyone loves a bake-off and everyone loves a brownie.

“There are an enormous number of charities and businesses making plans for #GivingTuesday and the day is set to be bigger and better this year.

“We are calling on everyone, everywhere to seize whatever opportunity they can to get involved.”

All money raised from The Great ACOSVO Brownie Off will buy toys for #SocialMediaSanta, a campaign by Shelter and Third Sector Lab.

Last year #GivingTuesday came to the UK for the first time, and ACOSVO were pleased to take part in such a successful and charitable event. Over 800 partners took part in the day including large businesses such as RBS, BT and Facebook. Major Scottish charities taking part this year include Age Scotland, Scottish SPCA, Waverley Care and MND Scotland.

#GivingTuesday follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday – two of the biggest online shopping days. It began as an opportunity for charities, families, businesses, community centres, and students to come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

- See more at: http://www.acosvo.org.uk/blog/great-acosvo-brownie#sthash.CKvy7aTT.dpuf

This #GivingTuesday two third sector staff and one professional baker battle it out – but who will be crowned #GivingTuesday Brownie Champion 2015?

Three trays of brownies will be baked by Danielle and Jody, Marketing & Communications Officer and Projects Officer at ACOSVO, and a professional baker @pieces_o_cake. The delicious brownies will be sold to third sector staff in Thorn House, and anyone else that would like a piece of the action. The brownie fans then vote on which piece they enjoyed most.

The votes will be tallied up at the end of the day to determine who will win the title of #GivingTuesday Brownie Champion 2015. Will it be the professionally baked brownies? Or will it be Jody or Danielle’s homemade efforts? The tension is too much, but don’t worry, brownies are on their way!

Kim Roberts, the #GivingTuesday campaign leader said: “The plans at ACOSVO are fantastic, everyone loves a bake-off and everyone loves a brownie.

“There are an enormous number of charities and businesses making plans for #GivingTuesday and the day is set to be bigger and better this year.

“We are calling on everyone, everywhere to seize whatever opportunity they can to get involved.”

All money raised from The Great ACOSVO Brownie Off will buy toys for #SocialMediaSanta, a campaign by Shelter and Third Sector Lab.

Last year #GivingTuesday came to the UK for the first time, and ACOSVO were pleased to take part in such a successful and charitable event. Over 800 partners took part in the day including large businesses such as RBS, BT and Facebook. Major Scottish charities taking part this year include Age Scotland, Scottish SPCA, Waverley Care and MND Scotland.

#GivingTuesday follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday – two of the biggest online shopping days. It began as an opportunity for charities, families, businesses, community centres, and students to come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

- See more at: http://www.acosvo.org.uk/blog/great-acosvo-brownie#sthash.CKvy7aTT.dpuf

This #GivingTuesday two third sector staff and one professional baker battle it out – but who will be crowned #GivingTuesday Brownie Champion 2015?

Three trays of brownies will be baked by Danielle and Jody, Marketing & Communications Officer and Projects Officer at ACOSVO, and a professional baker @pieces_o_cake. The delicious brownies will be sold to third sector staff in Thorn House, and anyone else that would like a piece of the action. The brownie fans then vote on which piece they enjoyed most.

The votes will be tallied up at the end of the day to determine who will win the title of #GivingTuesday Brownie Champion 2015. Will it be the professionally baked brownies? Or will it be Jody or Danielle’s homemade efforts? The tension is too much, but don’t worry, brownies are on their way!

Kim Roberts, the #GivingTuesday campaign leader said: “The plans at ACOSVO are fantastic, everyone loves a bake-off and everyone loves a brownie.

“There are an enormous number of charities and businesses making plans for #GivingTuesday and the day is set to be bigger and better this year.

“We are calling on everyone, everywhere to seize whatever opportunity they can to get involved.”

All money raised from The Great ACOSVO Brownie Off will buy toys for #SocialMediaSanta, a campaign by Shelter and Third Sector Lab.

Last year #GivingTuesday came to the UK for the first time, and ACOSVO were pleased to take part in such a successful and charitable event. Over 800 partners took part in the day including large businesses such as RBS, BT and Facebook. Major Scottish charities taking part this year include Age Scotland, Scottish SPCA, Waverley Care and MND Scotland.

#GivingTuesday follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday – two of the biggest online shopping days. It began as an opportunity for charities, families, businesses, community centres, and students to come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

- See more at: http://www.acosvo.org.uk/blog/great-acosvo-brownie#sthash.CKvy7aTT.dpuf

This #GivingTuesday two ACOSVO staff and one professional baker battle it out – but who will be crowned #GivingTuesday Brownie Champion 2015?

At our recent 15 Year Anniversary celebration we presented our draft Leadership Excellence Framework and in our e-news we asked for member feedback.

We have taken all contributions on board and the final framework was launched at our Annual Conference in Glasgow on 29th October.

Click here to see the Framework.

Over the weekend a group of tech innovators stayed in a room drumming up creative ideas for six Scottish member charities.

Charity Hack Scotland, run by ACOSVO and Mallzee, an online fashion company, involved thirty tech-experts being split into teams and paired with charities from across Scotland.

The teams were presented a digital challenge by their charity, and worked for 48hrs to design the best solution they could.

Pat Armstrong, ACOSVO Chief Officer, said:

We received a high volume of exciting applications for the Hack for Charity project and ACOSVO is pleased to announce that the below member organisations have been selected to take part in the September event.

 

The Scottish Government is inviting third sector leaders to have their say on what a fairer Scotland should look like in 2030 and asking; what are the steps that could make this vision a reality?

Board and staff

ACOSVO was established in 2000 to address the fact that being a charity CEO can be an isolated position.

The ethos of ACOSVO hasn’t altered in the last 15 years; it’s still very much about peer support, good practice sharing and leadership development.

ACOSVO Shortlisted For Prestigious Investors in People Awards 2015

ACOSVO has been named as a leader in people management practice globally, having been shortlisted in the ‘Excellence in the Third Sector’ category in the second annual Investors in People Awards.

The Awards, which received over 400 entries internationally, celebrates the best people management practices amongst Investors in People accredited businesses. Winners are announced at a spectacular awards ceremony and dinner at Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress, the Tower of London, on 24th June 2015. Finalists represent the best of the best worldwide.

ACOSVO is delighted to announce that in only its second year of Investors in People (IIP) membership it has achieved an IIP Gold Award. Gold status means that everyone who works with ACOSVO is focussed toward improving, influencing and inspiring Scotland’s third sector by providing every leader with opportunities to develop, influence and excel.

Scottish Government

A unique partnership of the Scottish Government, businesses and third sector organisations has been announced that will create an innovation programme for Scotland's voluntary sector. Through this programme, charities can access funds and support to accelerate their enterprising ideas.

Conference 2014

Click the image below to view a Conference Report recapping some of the discussions of the day:

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