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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.

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SCVO is focussing on board recruitment and diversity during Trustees’ Week 2021. The Good Governance webinar on Wednesday 3 November will explore the benefits of having trustees on your board with experience of the issues your charity works on. Boards need a variety of attitudes... Read more
We live in a world where change can feel constant. Yet, far from finding it an easy process to manage, change brings certain challenges: uncertainty, insecurity and a lack of trust. Regardless of what the change is; forming a new team or installing a new IT system, it's still a... Read more
In this second blog on our digital checkup learning, I’m looking at whether organisation size has a big effect on checkup scores. We know that larger organisations often have a bit more internal expertise, if they have an internal IT department. And... Read more
The disruption caused by the pandemic shone a light into even the darkest parts of the business planning cycle in the charity sector. For many voluntary organisations and charities, far from seeing a drop in demand, the pandemic, and its aftermath, has seen a sharp increase in... Read more
For many, the recent easing of lockdown restrictions could not come soon enough and if, like me, you are optimistic that they will continue then we can refocus our plans for a new normal that hopefully reminds us of pre-pandemic days. The vaccination programme throughout the UK... Read more
Scotland is now ‘Beyond level 0’. The external rules that restricted face to face activity have more or less ended.   But we know that many people still feel cautious. Organisations across the voluntary sector want to get the next few months... Read more
Introduction As my colleague Sheghley posted at the end of June, SCVO wanted to learn more about the sector's use of the furlough scheme. In order to do so, we asked organisations to complete a short survey about their use of the scheme and any potential implications for their... Read more
Every year, about 100 organisations complete SCVO’s Digital Checkup. This is only a small proportion of the organisations we support, but it’s still a useful snapshot of how digital capability in the voluntary sector is changing over time. In this blog I’ll take a look ... Read more
I think the whole world is captivated by the activities of the sporting superstars performing in Tokyo at the moment.  Even those of us who are mainly armchair sports fans had a tear and a moment of joy watching Tom Daley on Monday.  But did you know that cyber crime... Read more
Applications for our next SCVO Digital Senior Leaders Programme with Third Sector Lab are open until 20 August - if you manage a charity, social enterprise or community group in Scotland & are passionate about developing your organisation digitally here are some reasons you... Read more