Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations ACEVO is the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations. ACEVO supports develops, Resourcesconnects, and represents the third sector’s leaders which include Chief Executives, Chairs, Trustees, Directors and Senior Managers. ACEVO has over 2,000 members. We have been providing support and advice to our members for over 20 years.


The Charity Finance Directors’ Group is a membership organisation that specialises in helping charities to manage their accounting, taxation, audit and other finance related functions.

Charity Commission

The Charity Commission is established by law as the regulator and registrar for charities in England and Wales. Its aim is to provide the best possible regulation of charities in England and Wales in order to increase charities’ effectiveness and public confidence and trust.

First Friday Fundraisers

First Friday Fundraisers is a regular free monthly clinic organised by International Fundraising Consultancy.

Institute of Fundraising

The Institute of Fundraising is the professional membership body for UK fundraisers, working to promote the highest standards in fundraising practice and management

Working for a Charity

Working For A Charity exists to promote the voluntary sector as a positive career option for those seeking paid employment and to promote the opportunities and benefits of becoming a volunteer to people who wish to do unpaid work.

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) is the umbrella body for the voluntary sector in England. Directory of Social Change

The Directory of Social Change (DSC) is an independent charity with a vision of an independent voluntary sector at the heart of social change.
We achieve this by providing essential information and training to the voluntary sector to enable charities to achieve their mission.
Since we started in 1974, we have been running courses and publishing charity and voluntary sector books on fundraising, management, organisational and personal development, communication, finance and law.
Our vision is of an independent voluntary sector at the heart of social change. Our independent status and well respected research means we can challenge and create debate around government policy, trust funding, and other issues which threaten the independence of smaller charities.
We are in touch with over 20,000 charities annually through our conferences and training on fundraising, management, organisational and personal development, communication, finance and law.
We also publish a wide variety of resources for charities, including our well known UK fundraising guides, directories and funding websites.
Our mission is to be an agent connecting givers, influencers and service deliverers. We believe that the activities of voluntary and community organisations are crucial, both to the causes they serve and the social environment in which they operate.
We contribute towards positive social change by:

  • Championing the needs of small and medium voluntary sector organisations
  • Providing practical training courses
  • Running conferences, seminars, briefings and Charityfair (the biggest annual training forum for the sector)
  • Researching and publishing reference guides and handbooks
  • Providing the subscription funding websites,, and, which enable charities to access sustainable and broad-based sources of revenue
  • Producing a free monthly e-newsletter packed with information and special offers – subscribe to DSC e-news

If you are interested in our training courses and publications, please contact us for our free guides. We are committed to providing you with the best service we can and you are welcome to give us feedback.


Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB) runs the only self-regulating scheme for fundraising bodies in the UK. Members of the scheme commit themselves to following the IoF’s Codes of Fundraising Practice and the FRSBs Fundraising Promise. They also agree to follow a three stage complaints process where, in the final stage, they will abide by the decisions of the FRSBs independent board of directors. The aim of the scheme is to promote public confidence in charitable giving.


The Charities Aid Foundation is a registered charity that works to create greater value for charities and social enterprise. They do this by transforming the way donations are made and the way charitable funds are managed.

EUConsult – The European Association of Consultants to and about Not-For-Profit Organisations

EUConsult is a European network of senior, highly professional, ethically-minded consultants serving the not-for-profit sector. EUConsult was founded in 1991 and is a Membership Association for European consultancy firms and individual consultants active in the not-for-profit sector. The Association provides excellent opportunities for networking across Europe, working together with other member companies, and for keeping up-to-date with developments in the European third sector.


SOFII is a gift to you and to charitable fundraisers everywhere. It’s an easily accessible free archive of the best fundraising creativity and innovation from around the world –designed to make you more effective, productive, successful and happy. Visit us

Remember A Charity

Legacies (or gifts in wills) form the foundation of charities in the UK. Many charities depend on legacies, without them, they would not exist. Remember A Charity helps make that possible.

The IFC Bookstore

The IFC Bookstore is a specialist on line store stocking books relating to Fundraising

Chapel and York Limited

Chapel and York Limited is a leading provider of cross-border fundraising services. Its mission is to help charities exceed their goals by offering creative ways to introduce them to, and enhance, their international fundraising results.