NCVO Consultancy

NCVO’s unique position

As the go-to organisation for the voluntary sector, NCVO provides the sector’s primary support to organisations. Being a membership body means that we are rooted in the daily experiences of charities and voluntary organisations. Our unique position allows us to keep abreast of the latest changes in policy and practice and provide informed, bespoke and practical support to our consultancy clients. 

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Our areas of expertise

At NCVO we offer tailored, expert support with:

Our consultants can offer advice on what support will be most effective for you – whether consultancy, training or our free resources. We know that organisations need a joined-up approach to support: we provide a flexible, holistic and realistic approach.

Working with experts

Our team of consultants is comprised of sector experts that are able to meet the needs, realities and ambitions of our clients. Our on-staff consultants at NCVO are complemented by a pool of associates. We have high standards for our work with rigorous processes for ensuring quality. We know that consultancy can be a significant investment – especially for small organisations – and we strive to support lasting change in your organisation.

A stronger sector 

As a charity providing consultancy, our focus is on supporting the sector to be more effective in delivering vital services to communities across England. We do this by working closely with our clients to build and strengthen their own capacity - not keeping the learning and skills to ourselves.

Our wider support 

We provide training – both at NCVO and in your organisation – on a range of courses and workshops. Whether face-to-face, online or at one of our events, our training is popular, high-quality and at a reduced cost for NCVO members.

Our free information and guidance is on NCVO Knowhow, with topics from how to start a charity, to funding, managing people and volunteers, and governance. This includes step-by-step how-to guides, case studies, and template documents, toolkits and policies.

What our clients say

“We simply would not exist if it weren’t for the support of NCVO.” (Peterborough CVS)

“Experienced team, professional and helpful.” (Macmillan Cancer Support)

“We have agreed to consider review and change our governance structure. Your NCVO report was key to assisting us to leverage this decision and I wanted to thank you for the assistance that you gave us!” (Re-Cycle)

“We have achieved far more than we thought possible when we started the project. CES has helped us move forwards from utter novices to developing a degree of expertise.” (Help for Heroes)

[The consultant] took time to understand our business, she met with staff which was very useful and got their buy in for making changes throughout the support.” (Infobuzz)

[The consultant] has been a constant source of appropriate challenge, support, sometimes additional resource, brainpower, and wisdom to me.”

“The consultants were very easy to work with, responsive, knowledgeable and professional.”

“They were just brilliant at adapting to our needs and having a clever analysis process.”

Some of our recent clients

  • Equality & Human Rights Commission
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Comic Relief
  • Help for Heroes
  • Campaign to End Loneliness
  • Visionary
  • Alzheimer’s Society
  • Just for Kids Law
  • Amnesty International UK
  • Clinks
  • Army Museums Ogilby Trust
  • Best Beginnings
  • Porchlight

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