CO3 Chief Officers 3rd Sector

CO3 Chief Officers 3rd Sector

34 Shaftesbury Square
United Kingdom

CO3 Chief Officers 3rd Sector is a membership organisation for Third Sector leaders in Northern Ireland. We provide, support, training and networking for CEOs, Senior Managers and Trustees, You can view our upcoming events here:

Established in 1985, Chief Officers 3rd Sector (CO3) is a leading membership-based organisation that focuses on supporting, developing and connecting Third Sector leaders in Northern Ireland.

We have a growing membership base of over 800 Third Sector leaders. Our members range from leaders of some of the largest charities and social enterprises through to small community and faith-based groups.

We use the term Third Sector to describe the breadth of our members’ work. Members work across all policy areas and connect to all government departments. Our members offer considerable expertise, services and innovation. Our members lead organisations that contribute resources and investment in public services, employ tens of thousands of people and have a considerable asset base to help strengthen the economy.

We are supported by a small staff team who work closely with members, as well as partner organisations in the private & statutory sector and government departments. CO3's capacity to deliver services has been enhanced in recent years. Membership numbers have increased substantially, from 60 in 1998 to over 800 in August 2018.

CO3 receives funding from a range of sources, membership fees, training, a small proportion of government funding, and income from a number of Trusts and Foundations.

Full membership is open to chief officers (the most senior staff member) of Third Sector organisations in Northern Ireland. Other categories of membership are open to Third Sector senior managers (associate members) and partner organisations in other sectors via our corporate membership. Full members are entitled to vote at the AGM and elect Executive Committee members. CO3 Executive Committee meets five times annually, and has established a Finance, Audit and Risk Sub Committee and an Honorary Officers Committee.

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CO3 Awards 2020 Launch

CO3 Chief Officers 3rd Sector

CO3 Launch their 2020 Leadership Awards and Conference
CO3 Awards

CO3 Chief Officers 3rd Sector

Nomination deadline for the CO3 Leadership Awards 2019 is 12 noon Thursday 22 November 2018.

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