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

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

30 things #5: Organisational learning demands a systems perspective

1st May 2016, posted in Bruce, Organisational effectiveness, People and Relationships, Programme Management, Working Collaboratively, by Bruce Britton

I find it useful to think of learning in civil society organisations in terms of concentric circles. At the centre is individual learning; outside which are team-level learning, programme-level learning, then organisational learning and finally inter-organisational learning, all happening within civil … Continue reading

Framework at Bond 2016

20th April 2016, posted in Uncategorized, by Catherine Squire

Here’s a video to give a flavour of our two days at the Bond Conference in February. It was our first time having a stand at a conference, so we worked hard to get posters designed, leaflets printed, materials to … Continue reading

Orla becomes a Fellow of the Royal Society

18th April 2016, posted in How we work, Orla, Working Collaboratively, by Orla Cronin

I have just become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.  It’s hard to know how significant this is.  On the one hand, there’s an element of the old Groucho Marx quote “I wouldn’t want to be a member … Continue reading

OD guest speakers confirmed!

11th April 2016, posted in Bruce, Organisational effectiveness, Working Collaboratively, by Bruce Britton

I am really delighted to announce that both Rick James and Keith Hempshall have agreed to be guest speakers at the Intrac course on Organisational Development that I will be facilitating in Oxford from 16-20 May 2016. Both speakers are at … Continue reading