About Framework

Framework is a collective of independent consultants. Our approach to consultancy is underpinned by a commitment to professionalism, client empowerment, social justice and equity. Framework’s vision is of an effective not-for-profit sector playing a vital role in leading positive social and environmental change across the world. We aim to help develop healthy organisations that contribute to a strong and vibrant civil society.

Our values of creativity, integrity and connection are at the heart of our work with clients, with each other and with the wider world. Creativity for us means creating value using innovative approaches. Integrity means being true to ourselves and maintaining high standards. Connection means finding, creating and sharing links and patterns between people, organisations and ideas.



Recent blogs

Counting the cost of Brexit

7th July 2016, posted in Uncategorized, by Bill Sterland

With our discussions in York of post-EU Referendum political events still fresh in the memory, I continue to be absorbed by the possible implications of Brexit for UK civil society organisations (CSOs), particularly those working in international peace and development. … Continue reading

Development Day in York

6th July 2016, posted in Bruce, by Bruce Britton
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We held one of our twice-a-year Development Days in York yesterday. We extended the format a little – arriving the previous evening and having an excellent meal at the El Piano vegan restaurant accompanied by a passionate discussion about recent … Continue reading

10 post-referendum coping strategies

1st July 2016, posted in Orla, People and Relationships, Uncategorized, Working Collaboratively, by Orla Cronin

  By coincidence, a couple of weeks ago, I was researching the concept of “othering” – “to view or treat (a person or group of people) as intrinsically different from and alien to oneself”.  The evolution of this concept can … Continue reading

Gopal leaving Framework

28th June 2016, posted in Uncategorized, by Catherine Squire

Our friend and colleague, Gopal, will be leaving Framework next week after six and a half years with us. I had to look that up – can it be that long?! Gopal and I joined Framework at the same time, … Continue reading

Innovation Across Borders

2nd May 2016, posted in Working Collaboratively, by Catherine Squire

At the recent Bond Conference, one of the sessions “Unlock Your Innovation Potential” was led by James Whitehead of Oxfam and Shauna Carey from IDEO in the US. It was useful to be reminded that innovation is not just “something … Continue reading