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The Experience Network is a unique group of voluntary sector consultants. Each of us has been chief executive of a major charity. Use the links below to find out more About us (including a list of members), and practical guidance on how to Hire a consultant. Further links will put you in contact with whichever of our members has the skills to help you. And if you’re a consultant who meets our criteria and is looking for mutual support from colleagues, consider whether to Join us.

Each of us has been chief executive of a major charity. (Scroll down to the ‘Read more’ link for our members’ list.) We have all held several senior roles, and many are now active trustees. To the diverse challenges facing charities and the voluntary sector, we bring years of first-hand experience.  See our guidance in the next panel on how to hire a consultant, and how to find consultants who specialise in the type of help you need.

Use this link to find the help you need, covering: Governance and Leadership, Trustee and Volunteer Development, Management and Troubleshooting, Funding and Money, Profile & Marketing, Growth and Development, Mergers and Enterprise, Charity Commission and Regulation, Facilitation and Mediation, Research and Editing, Mentoring and Support.

If you’re a consultant who has been a chief executive of a charity, voluntary organisation or social enterprise you can apply to be a member of the network. Potential members are invited to send an initial expression of interest, with a short biography and an outline of what you would hope to contribute to and gain from the group.