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

EDI Special Interest Group: 16th November

The newly established Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) group will provide a forum for members across the ACO network to share learning, experiences, and best practice around developing an EDI culture within their organisation.

Past Event

International Beneficiaries Group meeting: 1st December

A regular forum to share experiences, best practice and explore collaboration between ACO charities working with international beneficiaries.

Past Event

MarComms Group meeting: 10th November

ACO’s collaborative working group for all marketing/communications and PR staff within ACO member charities.

Past Event

Grant Makers’ Forum: 26th October

Bringing together charities to discuss a variety of topical subjects in our sector and relevant to the work of our members.

Past Event

CEO Forum: 20th October

A meeting for charity leaders to discuss common concerns and queries with like-minded colleagues.

Past Event

Small Charities (Under Fives) Group meeting

Wednesday 12 October 2022

Virtual meeting of the ACO Under Fives Group for small charities with under five staff members.

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.