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Supporting Scotland's vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

Ilse Mackinnon

Research Officer

Policy and Campaigns
I’m SCVO’s Research Officer and have a special interest in building the evidence base on the Scottish third sector to help understand the contribution made by third sector organisations. My main focus is on providing insights into the third sector’s activities, finances, workforce and volunteers, and how these are changing over time. Key projects and briefings SCVO State of the Sector annual research briefings, including Research Briefings, Scottish Third Sector Statistics and Sector Forecasts. Financial research – income sources, income growth areas, income types eg Government income; Social Enterprise; Grants; Donations; Assets. Workforce research – numbers of employees, gender, workers with disabilities, work patterns, job satisfaction, eg SCVO Workforce Survey

Latest posts by Ilse Mackinnon

Fair work in the voluntary sector: what’s working?

Back in 2015, SCVO and TFN surveyed around 1,000 sector workers about their experiences working in the voluntary sector.  Eight years...  Read more

State of the Sector: pre-Coronavirus

This briefing gives an overview of the financial profile of the regulated Scottish voluntary sector in 2018, giving us a baseline for...  Read more

Coronavirus and its impact on the Scottish voluntary sector – what do we know so far?

This paper gives a summary of some of the key issues that Coronavirus is having on voluntary organisations, from the start of the crisis up...  Read more

Gender pay gap briefing (April 2019)

Second year's analysis of UK Gov gender pay gap data, comparing the Scottish third sector against 1. Scottish public and private sectors...  Read more

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