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.


ACOSVO have now moved. 


ACOSVO have been partnering with Women in Banking & Finance (WIBF), a membership organisation, to deliver a series of Women on Boards event. 


The third and final event of the series, planned for March 4th, 17:30 - 20:00, exact details TBC, is focused on bringing potential Trustees from the WIBF membership together with third sector organisations who are seeking to recruit Trustees with these types of skills 


In January 2019 ACOSVO will be packing up their boxes and banners here in Thorn House and moving the whole 0.5 miles to our shared new office space... alongside ACOSVO members: Relationships Scotland, Scottish Mediation, & HIV Scotland. 


From 28th January 2019 we can be found at:


18 York Place



Tel: 0131 5108940


There may be a slight disruption to emails and phones over this period but we are really looking forward to this chapter of ACOSVO and thank you for bearing with us.