About the Directory of Social Change

The Directory of Social Change (DSC) is an independent charity with a vision of an independent voluntary sector at the heart of social change. We achieve this by providing essential information and training to the voluntary sector to enable charities to achieve their mission.

Since we started in 1974, we have been running courses and publishing charity and voluntary sector books on fundraising, management, organisational and personal development, communication, finance and law.

Vision and Mission

Our vision is of an independent voluntary sector at the heart of 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 funding websites.

Our mission is to be an agent connecting givers, influencers and service deliverers. We believe that the activities of voluntary and community organisations are crucial, both to the causes they serve and the social environment in which they operate.

Directory of Social Change
Registered Office:  352 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA 
Company Registration Number: 2320712 (England)
Registered Charity Number:  800517

Tel: 0207 697 4200 
Email: subscriptions@dsc.org.uk

Liverpool Office: Suite 103, 1 Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L3 9HG

Tel: 0151 708 0136
Email: research@dsc.org.uk