Since 'Skills - Third Sector' / 'Skills Effect' seem to have gone here are some sources of training and advice for charities:
Some of Skills Effect's work including their tools have gone over to Skills for Health. See
or tools for charities here:
Above Skills for Health is:
The Federation for Industry Sector Skills and Standards (FISSS)
The Federation for Industry Sector Skills and Standards represents, promotes and supports the 21 Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) across the UK:
Other useful sources of information:
The Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO):
ACEVO is the UK's largest and most influential network for Charity and Social Enterprise Leaders:
The London Voluntary Service Council
LVSC is the collaborative leader of London’s voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector:
The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)
NCVO champions the voluntary sector and volunteering because they’re essential for a better society:
The Whitehall & Industry Group (WIG)
WIG is a charity – not for profit, but for purpose; driven by a team passionate to improve mutual understanding and constructive collaboration between government, industry and the not-for-profit sector.
I'll be adding to this section over the next few weeks.