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

The Play Ethic

4th March 2017, posted in Uncategorized, by Catherine Squire
Sisters at play in Nigeria

What would it mean to have a play ethic? It’s not the opposite of a work ethic – you can have both at once. But you can’t be depressed and feel like playing, so researcher Stuart Brown says it’s the … Continue reading

Client timeline

21st November 2016, posted in Bruce, People and Relationships, by Bruce Britton

If you are interested to see the great organisations we have been working with over the past year, please check out our animated client timeline here.

Consultants journey

21st November 2016, posted in Book review, Orla, by Orla Cronin

There’s a great review by Bruce of the book The Consultant’s Journey (Roger Harrison) over on Bruce’s blog, Motive Means and Opportunity

Group Facilitation Methods training

7th November 2016, posted in Orla, People and Relationships, Training, Working Collaboratively, by Orla Cronin

There are still spaces available on ICA:UK’s Group Facilitation Methods training in Manchester on 17th -18th November, with Orla as the trainer. Booking link here  http://www.ica-uk.org.uk/facilitation-training/group-facilitation-methods-gfm

International Facilitation Week

19th October 2016, posted in Orla, People and Relationships, Working Collaboratively, by Orla Cronin

I have participated in International Facilitation Week virtually for several years by presenting at (and occasionally helping to organise) the Virtual Facilitation Unconference.  Though there isn’t a virtual conference in 2016, there are some really interesting virtual events scheduled globally – … Continue reading