It is that time of year again and we really need as many Scottish third sector Chief Executives and senior staff to contribute to the best known UK third sector leader ‘Pay and Equalities Survey’. 

The third sector is changing fast. As leaders we know how important it is to keep pace with the challenges and opportunities presented. 


That is why ACOSVO is launching this new series of Leader Learning events that focus on specific developmental and learning themes and comprise short, sharp seminars led by subject matter experts followed by peer discussion and input.


ACOSVO is gearing up for our 2017 Annual Conference and we wanted to invite you to put your brand and services in front of the key Scottish third sector decision makers, while also learning about some of the challenges the sector faces.

ACOSVO are looking for expressions of interest from FULL members who wish to use their skills and experience through becoming Trustees.


If you are passionate about Scotland’s third sector and would like to help us achieve our mission “Shape the future of Scotland’s third sector by providing every leader with the opportunities to develop, influence and excel”, please contact in the first instance.


Closing date: Wednesday 6 September 2017

Don’t miss out!  Next Application date 29th September 2017.


ACOSVO welcomes both new and past participants to apply to our FREE Leadership Exchange Programme.  The initiative pairs leaders at middle, senior and executive levels to offer them brief cross sectoral exchanges to learn from each other, develop an understanding of other sectors, encourage collaborative working and improve leadership skill capacity. 


Studies in Northern Ireland and the United States have found that up to 45% of Chief Officers intend to leave their post within the next five years.


We are interested in finding out what these numbers look like in Scotland, and what relevant services ACOSVO can offer to support the sector in this regard.


Whether you are considering leaving your post or not we would really appreciate your input into this short survey.


The 2017 ACOSVO Annual Conference has officially launched and this year we are celebrating the magic of leadership. 


The Path to Impact project is designed to assess and strengthen the capacity of third sector organisations in Northern Ireland and Scotland.


50 third sector organisations were selected in Scotland and 50 in Northern Ireland to participate in this unique, three-year pilot, which is supported with a grant of £358,810 from the Big Lottery Fund and now you can read about how the first phase of this collaborative project has gone.


This year ACOSVO's Annual Conference will take place on October 31st 2017 at P&G's Church in Edinburgh.


Exact details remain TBC but to coincide with our spooktacular date, the theme of this years' conference will be 'Leadership: It's a Kind of Magic'.


Save the date in your diary and don't miss your chance to network and share best practice in a room full of your third sector peers.

ACOSVO has launched two new services to support current or emerging Chief Officers in the sector.