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Leadership Exchange event in Aberdeen

ACOSVO is teaming up with the North-East Learning Collaborative (NELC) to offer the innovative Leadership Exchange Programme to colleagues at NELC partner organisations and other organisations in the region.

ACOSVO is pleased to announce a collaboration with ASVI Social Change School, aiming to shape the future of the third sector by providing students with opportunities to develop their profiles and excel at an international level.

 

ACOSVO has recently teamed up with Queen Margaret University (QMU) Edinburgh to offer a new postgraduate study opportunity for public and third sector leaders and senior staff in Scotland.

On the 4th of March, ACOSVO will be hosting an informal lunch in Edinburgh to discuss the potential of a new network for women Chief Officers in Scotland’s third sector.

Dorothy Dalton and Denise King (two founding members of the Groundbreakers network in England) will be attending and sharing their views.

Boost for Scotland’s third sector through free assessment tool, funded by Big Lottery Fund.

ACOSVO (Association of Chief Officers of Scottish Voluntary Organisations) is delighted to announce the launch of a project that will work with 100 third sector organisations in Scotland and Northern Ireland to help them better understand and strengthen their capacity.

This #GivingTuesday two third sector staff and one professional baker battle it out – but who will be crowned #GivingTuesday Brownie Champion 2015?

Three trays of brownies will be baked by Danielle and Jody, Marketing & Communications Officer and Projects Officer at ACOSVO, and a professional baker @pieces_o_cake. The delicious brownies will be sold to third sector staff in Thorn House, and anyone else that would like a piece of the action. The brownie fans then vote on which piece they enjoyed most.

The votes will be tallied up at the end of the day to determine who will win the title of #GivingTuesday Brownie Champion 2015. Will it be the professionally baked brownies? Or will it be Jody or Danielle’s homemade efforts? The tension is too much, but don’t worry, brownies are on their way!

Kim Roberts, the #GivingTuesday campaign leader said: “The plans at ACOSVO are fantastic, everyone loves a bake-off and everyone loves a brownie.

“There are an enormous number of charities and businesses making plans for #GivingTuesday and the day is set to be bigger and better this year.

“We are calling on everyone, everywhere to seize whatever opportunity they can to get involved.”

All money raised from The Great ACOSVO Brownie Off will buy toys for #SocialMediaSanta, a campaign by Shelter and Third Sector Lab.

Last year #GivingTuesday came to the UK for the first time, and ACOSVO were pleased to take part in such a successful and charitable event. Over 800 partners took part in the day including large businesses such as RBS, BT and Facebook. Major Scottish charities taking part this year include Age Scotland, Scottish SPCA, Waverley Care and MND Scotland.

#GivingTuesday follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday – two of the biggest online shopping days. It began as an opportunity for charities, families, businesses, community centres, and students to come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

- See more at: http://www.acosvo.org.uk/blog/great-acosvo-brownie#sthash.CKvy7aTT.dpuf

This #GivingTuesday two third sector staff and one professional baker battle it out – but who will be crowned #GivingTuesday Brownie Champion 2015?

Three trays of brownies will be baked by Danielle and Jody, Marketing & Communications Officer and Projects Officer at ACOSVO, and a professional baker @pieces_o_cake. The delicious brownies will be sold to third sector staff in Thorn House, and anyone else that would like a piece of the action. The brownie fans then vote on which piece they enjoyed most.

The votes will be tallied up at the end of the day to determine who will win the title of #GivingTuesday Brownie Champion 2015. Will it be the professionally baked brownies? Or will it be Jody or Danielle’s homemade efforts? The tension is too much, but don’t worry, brownies are on their way!

Kim Roberts, the #GivingTuesday campaign leader said: “The plans at ACOSVO are fantastic, everyone loves a bake-off and everyone loves a brownie.

“There are an enormous number of charities and businesses making plans for #GivingTuesday and the day is set to be bigger and better this year.

“We are calling on everyone, everywhere to seize whatever opportunity they can to get involved.”

All money raised from The Great ACOSVO Brownie Off will buy toys for #SocialMediaSanta, a campaign by Shelter and Third Sector Lab.

Last year #GivingTuesday came to the UK for the first time, and ACOSVO were pleased to take part in such a successful and charitable event. Over 800 partners took part in the day including large businesses such as RBS, BT and Facebook. Major Scottish charities taking part this year include Age Scotland, Scottish SPCA, Waverley Care and MND Scotland.

#GivingTuesday follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday – two of the biggest online shopping days. It began as an opportunity for charities, families, businesses, community centres, and students to come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

- See more at: http://www.acosvo.org.uk/blog/great-acosvo-brownie#sthash.CKvy7aTT.dpuf

This #GivingTuesday two third sector staff and one professional baker battle it out – but who will be crowned #GivingTuesday Brownie Champion 2015?

Three trays of brownies will be baked by Danielle and Jody, Marketing & Communications Officer and Projects Officer at ACOSVO, and a professional baker @pieces_o_cake. The delicious brownies will be sold to third sector staff in Thorn House, and anyone else that would like a piece of the action. The brownie fans then vote on which piece they enjoyed most.

The votes will be tallied up at the end of the day to determine who will win the title of #GivingTuesday Brownie Champion 2015. Will it be the professionally baked brownies? Or will it be Jody or Danielle’s homemade efforts? The tension is too much, but don’t worry, brownies are on their way!

Kim Roberts, the #GivingTuesday campaign leader said: “The plans at ACOSVO are fantastic, everyone loves a bake-off and everyone loves a brownie.

“There are an enormous number of charities and businesses making plans for #GivingTuesday and the day is set to be bigger and better this year.

“We are calling on everyone, everywhere to seize whatever opportunity they can to get involved.”

All money raised from The Great ACOSVO Brownie Off will buy toys for #SocialMediaSanta, a campaign by Shelter and Third Sector Lab.

Last year #GivingTuesday came to the UK for the first time, and ACOSVO were pleased to take part in such a successful and charitable event. Over 800 partners took part in the day including large businesses such as RBS, BT and Facebook. Major Scottish charities taking part this year include Age Scotland, Scottish SPCA, Waverley Care and MND Scotland.

#GivingTuesday follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday – two of the biggest online shopping days. It began as an opportunity for charities, families, businesses, community centres, and students to come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

- See more at: http://www.acosvo.org.uk/blog/great-acosvo-brownie#sthash.CKvy7aTT.dpuf

This #GivingTuesday two third sector staff and one professional baker battle it out – but who will be crowned #GivingTuesday Brownie Champion 2015?

Three trays of brownies will be baked by Danielle and Jody, Marketing & Communications Officer and Projects Officer at ACOSVO, and a professional baker @pieces_o_cake. The delicious brownies will be sold to third sector staff in Thorn House, and anyone else that would like a piece of the action. The brownie fans then vote on which piece they enjoyed most.

The votes will be tallied up at the end of the day to determine who will win the title of #GivingTuesday Brownie Champion 2015. Will it be the professionally baked brownies? Or will it be Jody or Danielle’s homemade efforts? The tension is too much, but don’t worry, brownies are on their way!

Kim Roberts, the #GivingTuesday campaign leader said: “The plans at ACOSVO are fantastic, everyone loves a bake-off and everyone loves a brownie.

“There are an enormous number of charities and businesses making plans for #GivingTuesday and the day is set to be bigger and better this year.

“We are calling on everyone, everywhere to seize whatever opportunity they can to get involved.”

All money raised from The Great ACOSVO Brownie Off will buy toys for #SocialMediaSanta, a campaign by Shelter and Third Sector Lab.

Last year #GivingTuesday came to the UK for the first time, and ACOSVO were pleased to take part in such a successful and charitable event. Over 800 partners took part in the day including large businesses such as RBS, BT and Facebook. Major Scottish charities taking part this year include Age Scotland, Scottish SPCA, Waverley Care and MND Scotland.

#GivingTuesday follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday – two of the biggest online shopping days. It began as an opportunity for charities, families, businesses, community centres, and students to come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

- See more at: http://www.acosvo.org.uk/blog/great-acosvo-brownie#sthash.CKvy7aTT.dpuf

This #GivingTuesday two third sector staff and one professional baker battle it out – but who will be crowned #GivingTuesday Brownie Champion 2015?

Three trays of brownies will be baked by Danielle and Jody, Marketing & Communications Officer and Projects Officer at ACOSVO, and a professional baker @pieces_o_cake. The delicious brownies will be sold to third sector staff in Thorn House, and anyone else that would like a piece of the action. The brownie fans then vote on which piece they enjoyed most.

The votes will be tallied up at the end of the day to determine who will win the title of #GivingTuesday Brownie Champion 2015. Will it be the professionally baked brownies? Or will it be Jody or Danielle’s homemade efforts? The tension is too much, but don’t worry, brownies are on their way!

Kim Roberts, the #GivingTuesday campaign leader said: “The plans at ACOSVO are fantastic, everyone loves a bake-off and everyone loves a brownie.

“There are an enormous number of charities and businesses making plans for #GivingTuesday and the day is set to be bigger and better this year.

“We are calling on everyone, everywhere to seize whatever opportunity they can to get involved.”

All money raised from The Great ACOSVO Brownie Off will buy toys for #SocialMediaSanta, a campaign by Shelter and Third Sector Lab.

Last year #GivingTuesday came to the UK for the first time, and ACOSVO were pleased to take part in such a successful and charitable event. Over 800 partners took part in the day including large businesses such as RBS, BT and Facebook. Major Scottish charities taking part this year include Age Scotland, Scottish SPCA, Waverley Care and MND Scotland.

#GivingTuesday follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday – two of the biggest online shopping days. It began as an opportunity for charities, families, businesses, community centres, and students to come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

- See more at: http://www.acosvo.org.uk/blog/great-acosvo-brownie#sthash.CKvy7aTT.dpuf

This #GivingTuesday two ACOSVO staff and one professional baker battle it out – but who will be crowned #GivingTuesday Brownie Champion 2015?

At our recent 15 Year Anniversary celebration we presented our draft Leadership Excellence Framework and in our e-news we asked for member feedback.

We have taken all contributions on board and the final framework was launched at our Annual Conference in Glasgow on 29th October.

Click here to see the Framework.

Over the weekend a group of tech innovators stayed in a room drumming up creative ideas for six Scottish member charities.

Charity Hack Scotland, run by ACOSVO and Mallzee, an online fashion company, involved thirty tech-experts being split into teams and paired with charities from across Scotland.

The teams were presented a digital challenge by their charity, and worked for 48hrs to design the best solution they could.

Pat Armstrong, ACOSVO Chief Officer, said:

We received a high volume of exciting applications for the Hack for Charity project and ACOSVO is pleased to announce that the below member organisations have been selected to take part in the September event.

 

The Scottish Government is inviting third sector leaders to have their say on what a fairer Scotland should look like in 2030 and asking; what are the steps that could make this vision a reality?

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