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

Tim Pickles – an appreciation

26th February 2018, posted in Bruce, Uncategorized, by Bruce Britton

Earlier this month we received the very sad news that Tim Pickles died very unexpectedly on 1 February 2018. Tim was a member of Framework from 1989-2000 and played a very influential role in the collective’s development. As an early … Continue reading


Happy New Year, 2018!

1st January 2018, posted in Bruce, Uncategorized, by Bruce Britton

Happy New Year wishes from all of us at Framework. We hope 2018 brings you health, fulfilment and happiness in a more peaceful and socially just world.


The shrinking space for civil society II – Afghanistan

21st November 2017, posted in Uncategorized, by Bill Sterland

How to work with and support CSOs in Afghanistan is highly challenging and the utmost care needs to be taken in order not to jeopardize the safety of CSO staff and their operations. There are severe limitations in Afghanistan on … Continue reading


The shrinking space for civil society – the Western Balkans

8th November 2017, posted in Authors, by Orla Cronin

By Bill Sterland I am currently pondering the development of a training, or perhaps a participatory learning process on how to work with and support CSOs in fragile states and insecure environments.  From my experience of working in such places, … Continue reading


Group facilitation methods training

18th September 2017, posted in Orla, People and Relationships, Training, Working Collaboratively, by Orla Cronin