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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.

Latest Opinion
Jane Bruce quit her job as director of Venture Scotland to become a Clore Social Leadership fellow. Her TFN blog follows her through the highs and lows.

Jobs & Business Glasgow's Clare Ferry outlines just how valuable a board can be to a social enterprise

Kirstie Shirra, freelance writer and campaigner, and a director of Take One Action film festival on how to use our passion to change the world.

How rewarding can it be to watch a pensioner in tears or to hear your client say that he’s off home to think of ways to kill himself?

An annual income rise of 6% in 2013 is good news for Scottish charities but professional fundraisers mustn't get complacent says David Cunningham

Pat Thornhill chats about the joys of volunteering with the Dogs Trust

Scotland’s third sector is a vibrant and diverse feature of Scotland’s economy, employing 138,000 and managing assets of £9 billion

Adrienne Airlie argues charities should respond to recent negative media coverage of the role of trustees with a robust approach to governance

Third sector organisations want to see a much bigger role for the sector

Scottish people are healthier than ever before, unless they are poor, argues Ian Welsh, chief executive of the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland