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Booking open

Lightning Reach – Delivering impact through cross-sector support: 18 June

Join us for a cross-sector event in partnership with Lightning Reach, focused on delivering impact through collaborative support. Explore ways to make a real difference in times of financial hardship. Featuring panel discussions with industry leaders and individuals with lived experience. Register now for limited spaces!

Past Event

MarComms Group – SEO Focus: 15 May

Join ACO’s collaborative working group for marketing, communications, and PR staff within ACO member charities, as well as those interested in the field.

This month’s session will focus on the power of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) tailored specifically for charities.

Booking open

Small Charities Group: 22 May

Join the regular ACO special interest group for small charities with 5 employees or less to discuss common themes and challenges.

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Finance Forum: 13th June

Join us for our latest in-person forum, hosted by Rathbones (London), bringing together finance professionals across the ACO network.

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Domestic Violence Awareness: 13th, 19th, 24th June

The third module in the ACO Frontline Worker Training Programme. Delegates learn how to spot the signs and indicators of domestic abuse and the reasons behind why clients may remain in, or return to, abusive relationships.

Past Event

CEO Forum: 16th April

Join ACO members in a meeting to bring together charity leaders from across the network to discuss common themes and challenges.

Past Event

Safegaurding for Call Handlers: 9th, 11th, 15th, 25th April

The second module of the Frontline Worker Training Programme, provided by Shelter. This training covers legislation regarding safeguarding, including key responsibilities for organisations working with vulnerable people over the phone.

Past Event

Anti-fraud Group: 20th March

Hear from expert speakers from the Fraud Advisory Panel on their latest research in charity fraud and information on threats and how to resolve possible fraudulent activity.

Past Event

Regional Charities Group: 24th April

Join other ACO members that support individuals regionally to share common themes and challenges.