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.

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Booking open

Big Issues for Charity Property in a Post Covid World

An online roundtable – run in partnership with the Ethical Property Foundation (EPF) and solicitors Russell-Cooke – discussing the current property trends and challenges facing charities.

Booking open

ACO Annual Conference 2022 (+ ACO 2022 Awards Ceremony)

Join us for our first in-person conference since 2019 bringing together colleagues from benevolent/grant-making charities across the sector.

Past Event

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.

Past Event

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.

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.

Past Event

Tackling Appliance Poverty as a Collective Group of Benevolent/Grant-Making Charities

A webinar to look at how we, as a collective group of benevolent charities, can look to tackle appliance poverty amongst our beneficiaries.

Past Event

Publishing Grants to Individuals: Introductory Workshop with 360Giving

A recording from the workshop with 360Giving to introduce ACO members to the project of publishing data on grants to individuals.

Past Event

Supporting Individuals Through the Cost of Living Crunch

Recording of our event for charities looking to assist individuals with rising bills and living costs during the cost of living crunch.