About the Directory of Social Change

It all started over 40 years ago at a kitchen table in Maida Vale, London, where Michael Norton our founder sat down to research and write ‘The Directory of Social Change’. A directory, the first of its kind, full of ideas, information and contacts for those wanting to explore alternatives for creating better communities and a better society.

Four directories were published on community, education, housing and women. In 1977, Michael organised his first fundraising training and started publishing practical information on fundraising, marketing, management and legal issues for charities.

Helping you to help others?

DSC has helped make tens of thousands of charities stronger since our Maida Vale moment, and we continue to help you today. Debra Allcock Tyler, our present day leader, possesses a similar drive, gusto and passion to Michael.

We’re all here for you. Every single member of our team works for DSC because we have a passion for what you do, the incredible changes you make for others in the world every day.

What do you do?

Put simply, we provide training courses, publications, online funding databases, research, conferences, a bookshop and lots of free resources on our website such as top tips and best-practice articles. If you work for a charity we aim to support you in everything you do.

We’re also fighting your corner through our policy activities – working hard to make the UK a better environment for charities to thrive in and help those you’re there for.

Find out more at www.dsc.org.uk

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

Tel0207 697 4200
Email: cs@dsc.org.uk

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

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