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Our vision is of an independent voluntary sector at the heart of social change.
Our independent status and well respected research means we can challenge and create debate around government policy, trust funding, and other issues which threaten the independence of smaller charities. We are in touch with over 20,000 charities annually through our conferences and training on fundraising, management, organisational and personal development, communication, finance and law.
We also publish a wide variety of resources for charities, including our well known UK fundraising guides, directories and websites. We were started in 1974 and our 45 staff are based in London and Liverpool.
Our mission is to be an agent connecting givers, influencers and service deliverers.
We believe that the activities of voluntary and community organisations are crucial, both to the causes they serve and the social environment in which they operate.