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The voice of Scotland’s vibrant voluntary sector

Published by Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

TFN is published by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6BB. The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Registration number SC003558.

The Fundraising Standards Board has now officially closed, having issued cheques returning unspent membership income to over 1,800 of its members

An independent group of Scottish fundraising experts has said the soon to be introduced Fundraising Preference Service is unnecessary in Scotland

Daradjeet Jagpal on why charities may be hesitant to make use of freedom of information, and the ways in which it can benefit them

Sandy Macdonald ponders what it takes to be a good board member during Trustee's Week, and comes up with 4 Rs

The UK fundraising regulator has condemned a charity that was selling anti-Islamic and Neo-Nazi merchandise to raise funds

Large-scale advertising and media profile pushes people to support only 6% of the UK’s charitable causes, new research has revealed


Alastair Keatinge says that new rules on incorporation may increase a charity's workload, but this shouldn't skew your decision-making on whether to incorporate

​Susan Smith argues that the third sector should stay optimistic despite the challenges it faces to support the poorest members of society