ACO organises regular events, webinars and training sessions which can be attended by all staff of ACO member charities.

We also hold regular meetings of our special interest groups to bring members together around common interest areas.

Members can log in to view on demand recordings of past events and webinars.

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Booking open

International Beneficiaries Group Meeting: 27th July

Our regular forum to share experiences, best practice and explore collaboration between ACO charities working with international beneficiaries. Open to all members.

Booking open

Income Generation & Fundraising Group: 20 July

Our regular forum looking at opportunities to share experiences/best practice around diversifying income streams (particularly fundraising) and maximising returns from traditional investment sources. Open to all members.

Booking open

Tackling Appliance Poverty as a Collective Group – Workshop #2

Workshop #2 run by Ali Russell (National Benevolent Charity) and Michelle Benson (Culture of Philanthropy) looking at how benevolent/grant-making charities could achieve more together than apart around appliance poverty.

Booking open

ACO AGM 2022

Notice is hereby given that the 75th Annual General Meeting of the Charity will be held on Wednesday 6th July at 2.30pm. Please register to join us.

Past Event

CEO Forum: 8 June 2022

Our regular meeting for leaders of benevolent charities to discuss common issues and concerns.

Past Event

Evaluation & Impact – Lunch and Learn

14th June. An informal lunchtime chat for ACO colleagues with an interest in evaluation and impact

Past Event

Measuring the Financial Impact of Household/Personal Item Based Grant-Making

Emily Crawford (Glasspool) will outline a proposal to develop a standardised methodology for calculating the impact of our grant-making when it comes to distributing household items.

Past Event

Crisis management – protecting your brand and reputation in challenging times

A presentation for charities around brand, crisis and reputation management with Definition PR and Reputation Management consultancy and Irwin Mitchell.

Past Event

Grant Makers’ Forum: May 2022

Our regular event to bring together benevolent/grant-giving charities to discuss topical issues within our sector.

Recording available at the bottom of this page.