2019/20 membership categories

Which type of member are you?

Full member: CEO (or equivalent) at charities and social enterprises.

Associate member: for the next generation of social leaders preparing for the future role of CEO, for those with an interest in sector leadership, for retired CEOs, for chairs and trustees.

ACEVO membership is strictly for not-for-profit organisations.

Membership  benefits

Full members

Associate members

Local CEO forums


Special interest groups

New members lunch

CEO in Crisis service (available after 3 months)


1-2-1 support service


Governance helpline


Discounted leadership learning workshops

Discounted emerging leaders programme

Free Henley Business School coaching

Free peer mentoring

Free personal development planning

Discounted 360◦ assessments

Weekly Leader to Leader email briefing

Eligibilty for ACEVO Fellowships

Free business advice lines

Discounted DBS checks


Discounted Leading Governance membership


Discounted Coaching for Excellence programme

Discounted workplace mediation service


Free and discounted ACEVO publications

Practical tools and resources on governance

Practical tools and resources on leadership

Discounted  jobs advertising

Free subscription to Charity Times magazine

ACEVO social media groups

CEO disciplinary and grievance procedures


Decision-making scenarios for CEOs & trustees


Financial appraisal tools

Briefings and consultation responses

Policy publications and reports

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