Third Sector Forums is a friendly online community for UK charity professionals, volunteers and social entrepreneurs. The forums are a place for people to network, learn, debate and discuss third sector issues. Categories include funding, fundraising, governance, legal issues, internet, marketing, campaigns, social enterprise and more. While the forums are third sector focused, private and public professionals are welcome too. The forums are 100% free to use and run by volunteers.
The forums were founded by Ross McCulloch who has a background in education, community planning, has run his own business and is now developing a partnership between three Lanarkshire charities. Ross also volunteers for Scottish Community Foundation and sits on the Big Lottery Fund's Fair Share Scotland Panel. More recently, Ross has started writing a third sector blog for the Sunday Mail .
The forums would not exist without private sector support. The purchase of the forum software was sponsored by Sure Languages. The wonderful Third Sector Forums and Third Sector Lab logos and various graphical elements across the website were created by Nothing Does graphic design and branding consultancy. Last, but by no means least, Clear Blue Designs provided the professional forum set-up and design as well as ongoing technical support and hosting.