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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 most important third sector message right now is why our society needs a strong, independent civil society

The UK has introduced laws which limit the independence of charities

Duncan Thorp argues that Scotland needs a thriving social enterprise sector as part of a strong economy

Paula Karlsson explains why planning ahead and managing risk should be a significant function of any charity

Shirley Otto explores what all charities can learn from a recent investigation of governance within feminist organisations

John Downie believes the third sector will have a major role in creating a fair and prosperous nation whatever the outcome of the referendum

TFN poll suggests readers think independence is the best future for the third sector

Social businesses are worth over £35m in South Ayrshire