Do you have a pressing leadership issue you want to discuss with your peer network? 

Mindful Talent have teamed up with ACOSVO to offer ACOSVO members a 50% discount for The Trusted Leader programme, with 12 month payment plans available too. 


It's definitely been warming up over the past few weeks and we have some hot new events just for you. As always, we will be taking a short break over the school holidays but will be back in August, bigger & better than ever! Be sure to keep your summer alive by booking some of our exciting events.


Click here to see our upcoming events.

Please click the link below to see our recent infographic created by our Belgian Intern, Stijn Dirckx - highlighting delegate feedback based from our 2018-19 events. Thank you to everyone who filled in a survey or attended an event in 2018-19. You help us shape our offerings to Scotland's third sector. 


2018-19 Events Infographic

The Napier University Doctor of Business Administration is a professional doctorate programme designed to develop applied research for managers in business, public services and non-profit organisations. In partnership with ACOSVO, Napier University are offering their DBA programme for third sector leaders. The programme is aimed at senior managers and leaders currently employed in an organisation that is committed to the continuing development of its employees.


That one paint job that just doesn’t get done?

No time to ensure your garden or green space is up to scratch?

Or maybe just some extra hands?

In short, does your organisation need help?

ACOSVO want to give back to you and for our Annual Staff Away Day, we’re inviting members to suggest any ways we can do this. We are flexible around you.

Please contact if you have any suggestions or something you'd like a hand with.

Thank you!

Meridian Common Purpose (delivered through a Charitable Trust) is a highly acclaimed cross sector training course for senior/emerging leaders delivered in cities across the UK. 


As part of the ongoing collaboration between ACOSVO and Common Purpose, ACOSVO are delighted to have been allocated a FREE bursary place for a current member who leads a small to medium sized organisation (Turnover <£500K) to attend a Meridian Common Purpose Course in Scotland. 


In June 2019, acosvo will trial a 3 month FREE third sector leadership vacancies board for Chief Officer, senior managers, and board positions.


Attract the highest calibre of third sector leader by advertising your leadership and governance roles with acosvo. See below for further details.


Why a jobs board?

As part of your ACOSVO membership or Chairs’ Network affiliation you have access to our strategic partner experts in the fields of recruitment, law and investment, among others.


On May 15th 2019 between 1300-1500 we are offering ACOSVO members and Chair’s network affiliates exclusive FREE 1-2-1 telephone surgeries with experts.  These surgeries are confidential allowing you to gain expert advice on the personal and organisational issues facing you and your organisation.


Meet the Experts:

For the first time since ACEVO, alongside partners CAF, ACOSVO & CO3, launched its annual Pay and Equalities Survey, CEOs were asked how many extra hours they typically worked per week. The survey found that CEOs work on average 10 additional hours each week, equivalent to almost one and a half days over the standard five. This means that this year, the average charity CEO will spend three months working for no pay.