Working with ACEVO to help charity CEOs increase impact and effectiveness

We deliver strategic guidance and a comprehensive range of valuable, cost-effective, integrated services.

Our community of expert consultants can help you to:

• bring staff and stakeholders together
• assess any obstacles to achieving your goals
• look at all potential solutions
• have a clear view of what success looks like
• create clearly defined steps for how to get there

Our exclusive offers to ACEVO members

Full ACEVO members are entitled to select up to three of the following offers within a 12 month period.

ACEVO Premium Partner

Our exclusive offers to ACEVO members

ACEVO members are entitled to select up to three of the following offers within a 12-month period:

60-Minute Diagnostic Conversation
Have a chat with one of our Associate Consultants without charge or obligation – to explore specific issues you are facing, and possible solutions.

Action Planning CEO Profiling+
An online CEO psychometric profiling with a high-performance report, followed by a 90-minute advanced coaching session / one-to-one to explore working style preferences and areas for potential development.
RRP – £675 +Vat | ACEVO member offer – £399 +Vat

Action Planning Chairman Exclusive CEO 1-2-1 Mentoring
Up to 4 hours per charity of 1-2-1 mentoring with Action Planning Chairman David Saint, who has over 30 years’ experience in the sector.
RRP – £135 +Vat an hour | ACEVO member offer – £70 +Vat an hour

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Only available to ACEVO members

Action Planning’s full service comprises:


Enhance the impact, credibility, and sustainability of your charity by working with our team of experts in governance and trustee training.


Give clear direction to your marketing and communications and transform them into positive action with creative help from our charity marketing experts.


Make informed decisions and be sure of delivering on your aspirations when you engage our experienced strategists to guide your planning.


Find the right people for your organisation with our experienced approach to recruitment, training, and mentoring.


Improve your fundraising, communication and marketing with expert input from our multi-disciplinary team – for strategy & implementation.


Increase your output and deliver on your strategic objectives with guidance from our experienced monitoring and management consultants.

  • "The real jewel was David’s analysis of CEASE and the stage that we’re at as a charity. He really got that. He could perceive the challenges and opportunities that we face at this present time."

    Vanessa Morse, CEO, CEASE
CEASE Case Study

Case study: Helping a well founded charity step up to the next level

Every organisation goes through step change moments, one of the most tricky being that shift from “kitchen table” charity to “established organisation". It is in these moments that external facilitation can be so valuable. CEASE UK, the Centre to End All Sexual Exploitation, had achieved much to be proud of since its foundation in March 2019 but now needed to step up. Having heard about Action Planning through ACEVO, CEASE CEO Vanessa Morse asked us to review her new strategy document and run a strategy day with a particular focus on fundraising. 

Expert insights

A selection of thought leadership articles from Action Planning consultants