Vision and mission

Our vision is of an independent voluntary sector at the heart of social change

Our independent status and well respected research mean we can challenge and create debate around government policy, trust funding, and other issues which threaten the independence of charities. We are in touch with over 50,000 charities annually through our training, books, databases, conferences and free resources.

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.