The NCVO has created a working group to examine the best way to strengthen voluntary-sector infrastructure.
The group has been created in response to a similar working group set up by the Treasury, which is expected to note the weakness of voluntary-sector infrastructure.
The Active Community Unit has also launched a review of voluntary-sector infrastructure.
The NCVO working group is chaired by the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association's chief executive Geraldine Peacock and comprises NCVO staff and trustees.
It will look at local, regional and national infrastructure - the network of support, representative and communication bodies which link together charities and voluntary organisations.
It will also examine sub-sectoral infrastructure through government projects such as Sure Start and how larger organisations can aid smaller groups.
A consultation on the group's findings will be carried out with NCVO members.