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Strategic objectives

2022 - 2025

civil society leaders making the biggest possible difference


together with our network, we inspire and support civil society leaders through connection, skills and influence


member-driven, connected, inclusive, ambitious, honest


With our members, we imagine a better world.

  • Paint a bold, ambitious picture of what society, the sector and its leaders could look like
  • Represent the experiences, needs and collective impact of our members to those with the ability to make positive changes
    for the sector
  • Strengthen and deepen collaborative work with civil society infrastructure bodies to deliver crosssector shared objectives
  • Champion and model good governance as an enabling force for greater impact
  • Lead from the front in promoting, modelling, supporting and measuring best practice in equity, diversity and inclusion and workplace cultures for a more equitable, safer sector
  • Show ambitious leadership to ensure that civil society contributes actively towards a just global transition to net zero emissions

We inspire our members and help them inspire each other and the organisations and people they serve.

  • Facilitate members to connect and learn from one another through peer support and sharing
  • Engage with and mobilise members to participate in ACEVO’s public affairs, policy and advocacy work
  • Produce rich digital experiences that provide inspiration, information, conversation and support
  • Develop and distribute compelling written and multimedia content that highlights good practice and innovative thinking
  • Develop innovative approaches to learning and crisis prevention work, encouraging members to grow as leaders and people
  • Provide members with emotional
    support and opportunities to reflect

Together we deliver impact, to improve lives, our society and our own performance.

  • Build and develop our network of civil society leaders to widen the reach of our services and
    strengthen our engagement with existing members
  • Help develop our members’ skills at all stages of their leadership journey
  • Be there for our members throughout their careers, including times of crisis, offering
    a personalised service and a confidential space to be heard
  • Improve data collection and analysis to drive decision-making
  • Build deeper relationships for mutual benefit with corporate partners, trusts and foundations that support our vision
  • Secure and manage income and resources required to deliver our strategic objectives whilst maintaining our financial sustainability

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

Not an ACEVO member?

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