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Governance advice line

Our advice line provides guidance on issues such as improving communication, defining responsibilities or managing problems with your board.

ACEVOFest 2025

Join us for ACEVOFest, a two-day festival of leadership on Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 March 2025. One ticket will get you access to all nine sessions across the two days, featuring thought-provoking keynote speakers and cutting-edge panelists; all designed to enable attendee interaction.

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Podcast

Our Leadership Worth Sharing podcast champions the dedication and expertise of civil society leaders and the role and impact they and their organisations have.

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Race Equity Series

Join our new Race Equity Series: book now for session 3, to demystify the issue of intersectionality. Open to all in civil society.                                                                                                                                                 

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Community

More than a membership organisation, we are a community of civil society leaders and we know the importance of peer support and advice. Our members have access to an online hub, where they ask and offer advice as well as start and engage in conversations on any relevant topics. It’s our own social media, a safety net you can rely on.

Ask the Community

This workshop looks at the CEO/chair relationship from both perspectives. It’s an opportunity to take stock of and review how you work together.

Talk to us

As a CEO, it’s hard to know where to turn for good advice and to share the load. No matter what you are facing we are here for you: reach out to our advice and support team with any questions you may have, they are here to listen and support you.

Leadership competencies

The six skillsets every active leader needs. These competencies are built on a passion for success and a commitment to people. 

Talk to us

As a CEO, it’s hard to know where to turn for good advice and to share the load. No matter what you are facing we are here for you: reach out to our advice and support team with any questions you may have, they are here to listen and support you.

What ACEVO does and how it supports leaders of charities and social enterprises in England and Wales.

Thank you so much for your support over the last few weeks. You have really helped me to see things in a different way. I am so pleased that I joined ACEVO.

I have really valued the ACEVO website and the community hub.... I always seem to find something within the ACEVO community that picks me up again. Membership has been so valuable.