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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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.

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.

Past Event

Online Grants Portal Workshop with Lightning Reach

A workshop from Lightning Reach on the pilot programme for the online digital grants application portal. Access the recording below.