DSC is an independent charity with a vision of an independent voluntary sector at the heart of social change.
We believe that society can be changed for the better when citizens take responsibility for themselves, their communities and each other. The activities of independent charities, voluntary organisations and community groups are fundamental to achieve social change.
Our independent status and well respected research means we can challenge and create debate around government policy, trust funding, and other issues which threaten the independence of smaller charities.
We are in touch with over 20,000 charities annually through our conferences and training on fundraising, management, organisational and personal development, communication, finance and law.
We also publish a wide variety of resources for charities, including our well known UK fundraising guides, directories and websites.